It makes me think of the 1990s Saturday Night Live skit "Coffee Talk" with Mike Meyers playing Linda Richmond. "I'm getting a little verklemp... talk amongst yourselves. I'll give you a topic: Competitive Intelligence is neither competitive nor intelligent. Discuss."
Found one reference to it:
"For law firms, CI involves gathering and analyzing external information to help make better decisions – and gain a competitive advantage. But while many firms are talking about competitive intelligence, very few actually have a well-planned and executed CI strategy – and CI without a strategy is neither competitive nor intelligent." Since it quotes Ben Gilad in the previous paragraph, it's probably in one of his articles.
[Christina R. Fritsch, JD, 2008/04/15 Legal marketing association, Google cache]