August Jackson and I recently completed a project around a competitive intelligence case study that I wrote (it has been published serially in the Competitive Intelligence Magazine of SCIP).
The case study, "Six Days to Delivery
", follows a CI team that is responding to an urgent senior management assignment to figure out what a competitor, Acme Technologies, might be up to. There are twists and turns, political and organizational issues and the everyday challenges of completing an analysis to develop recommendations in a compressed time.
August graciously agreed to read each installment as they were published and comment on what the characters were doing. Sometimes he agreed with their approaches and other times August pointed out what they might have done better. All six of his commentaries and the complete case study are included in this file
Additionally, August and I completed six podcast interviews to expand on what was written. The links to each podcast are included in the file and can be found at the CI Cases Blog
I know that August and I would enjoy the contributions of others. If you read the case and would like to add your view (or disagree with August's), simply add your comments to the blog entry
. Our goal is to increase public discussions of competitive intelligence problem solving approaches.
Finally, though I have thanked August privately for his generous contribution, let me add a public "thank you" for his help.Tom HawesJTHawes ConsultingStrategically Thinking BlogCompetitive Intelligence Case StudiesCI Case Study Blog