I am in the process of recommending and purchasing some good books on CI for our company library. (After all this time finally CI has been given its seperate budget). I have shortlisted a few. Would like your comments and any other good books that may be there.
The criteria being the books should be practical and not very text bookish. The ones reading it will be our company employees - CI analysts and also other analysts who we hope to hook using these books. Lot of examples and techniques which our analysts can begin to use in their day to day work and see results would be ideal.
- John Nolan's "Confidential: Business secrets - Getting theirs. Keeping yours
- Larry Kahaner's Competitive Intelligence : How to Gather, Analyze, and Use Information to Move Your Business to the Top
- Craig Fleisher and Babette Bensoussan's Business and Competitive Analysis: Effective Application of New and Classic Methods
Any other suggestions or if you feel I could do with some other book other than the ones mentioned. It would be great. And yes budgets are pretty limited!!
Thanks in advance