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SUFISM - Antidote to Radical Islam (How to stabilize markets in Middle East & Africa & Asia)

How stabilize markets in Middle East & Africa & Asia 

I have basically simplified the esoteric practices of Sufis ie Tasawwuf or Sufism which is the inner or esoteric dimension of Islam. Whereas Radical Islam uses outward or exoteric practices of Islam, such as Sharia,

Mystical ecstasy is the only closely guarded secret of nature and needs dedication, sacrifice and labour far greater than what is required to unravel the mysteries of the visible universe. Nobody can sell…

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Added by Vivek Raghuvanshi on February 10, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments

The Countries with The Most Terrorist attacks

Infographic: The Countries With The Most Terrorist Attacks | Statista

You will find more statistics at…

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Added by Alex Ziaullah Mirza on June 20, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments

Competitive Articles on #AfghaWAR

Two different articles those may have connection or relevancy :

1- #Pakistan, The United States & #Afghanistan

Pakistan has played an important role in war on terror, and its military has destroyed infrastructure and networks of militant groups in North Waziristan, South Waziristan and other agencies in…

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Added by Alex Ziaullah Mirza on June 14, 2016 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Malaysia Australia Business Council (MABC)

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Added by Alex Ziaullah Mirza on May 31, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Last Three Wishes of Alexander-The Great

Alexander-The Great was the disciple of Aristotle and a conqueror of vast territories of land that stretched from West to East that entailed millions of subjects. The success and glory that he was able to attain at such a young age was truly awe-inspiring. He was the commander of a massive army which involved multiple extremely talented and experienced generals – all of whom served and obeyed their leader to the greatest extent.

His death occurred at the age of 32 and there are…

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Added by Alex Ziaullah Mirza on May 31, 2016 at 3:06pm — No Comments

INVEST IN INDIA - MAKE IN INDIA

Mr Narendra Modi's initiative to make India a Manufacturing Hub: 

We Facilitate foreign companies set up manufacturing units in India:-



1. Incorporating a company

2. Registration/ IEM/ Industrial license

3. Finding a suitable site for setting up the unit

4. Procurement (Purchasing/ leasing) of land

5. Getting necessary clearances

6. Building construction…

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Added by Vivek Raghuvanshi on February 12, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments

University Students: Apply for the 2015 Jim Mathews Award & Fellowship

University students:

You still have time to apply for this year's Jim Mathews Award and Fellowship. They are due to me on 6 Feb, 2015.

More information about the process can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/IntelCollab/aurora-wdcv-jim-mathews-award-2015-instructions-and-application

Added by Craig S. Fleisher on January 15, 2015 at 8:56am — No Comments

JISIB Vol 4, No 2 (2014): Journal of Intelligence Studies

Online Homeland security: JISIB Vol 4, No 2 (2014): Journal of Intelligence Studies... http://viktorvoksanaev.blogspot.com

Added by Viktor Voksanaev on November 29, 2014 at 11:16am — No Comments

6 mantras for choosing the right offshore business research partner

There are a large number of companies offering business research services across offshore destinations like India (which is the most favoured one), Malaysia, Philippines and several others. How can you ensure that you select the right offshore research partner?

Do they have relevant expertise and experience?…



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Added by Varsha Chitale on November 17, 2014 at 3:56am — No Comments

Is your offshore research partnership in good hands?

It is people who create effective relationships…or destroy them. And this certainly holds true for research offshoring partnerships. No doubt research offshoring relationships need to have robust institutional and process frameworks at their base. You need a comprehensive contract, service level agreements (SLAs), a defined workflow, processes for…

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Added by Varsha Chitale on October 20, 2014 at 7:51am — No Comments

Why do companies offshore business research?

Duh! Isn’t it all about cost?

Perhaps… perhaps not. When one talks about off-shoring, the first thought that pops up is cost arbitrage. Indeed, cost arbitrage between developed countries and most offshore destinations is significant. But this is not the only reason, or in some cases it is not even the most important reason for…

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Added by Varsha Chitale on September 24, 2014 at 7:59am — No Comments

7 Business Research Off-shoring Myths

Confused about off-shoring business research? There is so much hype among both, the proponents and opponents of off-shoring that it is hard to distinguish fact from fiction.

Here are a few myths I have encountered in the last more-than-a-decade I have been associated with offshore business research.

1. Off-shoring research is a new phenomenon

I mentioned that I have been connected with business research off-shoring for more than a decade and the practice…

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Added by Varsha Chitale on September 16, 2014 at 12:16am — No Comments

Would you like to benchmark your market intelligence activities against your peers?

The world is shrinking, but the business environment of an organization is expanding due to globalization on the one hand and convergence in technologies on the other. How are organizations structuring their market intelligence functions to meet this challenge?

ValueNotes is conducting a short survey to understand the current trends in how organizations manage their market intelligence activities.

We will appreciate your participation in this survey, and request 10-15 minutes…

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Added by Varsha Chitale on August 7, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Overcoming indecision – using a rating methodology

Recently my friend was looking to move his office. He finally zeroed in on two places and was simply not able to choose between them. Place A was closer to home, but B was larger and had better ambience. But then A was also cheaper and quieter. But B was a longer commute for the other employees. But…. The pros and cons went on. He was tying himself in knots trying to figure out what he should do.

Finally we decided to apply a little…

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Added by Varsha Chitale on July 29, 2014 at 1:36am — No Comments

Social Networking Sites and Employees

Yahoo just published an article that I wrote about Soldiers and the use of Social Networking Sites. The article can be viewed here:

http://voices.yahoo.com/us-soldiers-social-networking-sites-more-than-12591417.html

Since Soldiers are notorious for…

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Added by Tony Steele on April 5, 2014 at 5:44pm — 2 Comments

Top Five Signs That You Need to Invest in Competitive Intelligence

Here at Rivalfox, we believe every company should invest in competitive intelligence. By that we don’t mean you should go out and hire a CI expert to join your team, but instead that everyone in your company should take an active part. More and more business developers, product managers, and growth hackers are integrating CI into their repertoire to win their markets. This does not need to be time consuming; with CI SaaS, in thirty seconds or less, you will understand your competitors’…

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Added by kalie moore on March 17, 2014 at 7:21am — No Comments

Competitive Intelligence report on Cyberwarfare with respect to Pakistan

Cyberwarfare which is known-ed to be the actions by a nation-state to penetrate another nation’s computers or networks for the purposes of causing damage or disruption.

Cyber  warfare  is a  relatively  new  concept  whereby  politically  motivated  hackers  and Computer  scientists  develop  means  of  causing  disruption  or  damage  to  a  government’s  IT  system  and  network  infrastructure. There  are  various  techniques  that  fall  under cyber-warfare  such  as a  virus  or …

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Added by Alex Ziaullah Mirza on March 6, 2014 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Do you measure customer loyalty?

Customer is King – the raison d'être of every business. It is therefore imperative for all businesses to listen to their customers.

Customer loyalty in particular is of immense value to any company. High customer loyalty indicates that your company is doing a key part of its job right. It also means that you have to try less…

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Added by Varsha Chitale on March 6, 2014 at 2:38am — No Comments

New Blog and an Intro to Cynefin and CI

I have started a new blog named Rethinking Competitive Intelligence that is about, you guessed it, rethinking the field of competitive intelligence.  Rethinking CI is an open notebook dedicated to bringing competitive intelligence into the 21st century. 

The first in a series introducing the Cynefin…

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Added by Trip Krant on February 10, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Competitive Intelligence Truths

If you had to present a case to leadership about what Competitive Intelligence is or is not and ended with a set of universal truths, what would be in your list?  I wanted to do this because I keep finding myself explaning to new leader what to expect from Competitive Intelligence.  When I was in Special Ops we had a list.  They came from the experience of the Desert One Operation, the rescue of hostages from Iran under the Carter Administration.  Here they are:

SOF…

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Added by Richard on February 5, 2014 at 6:32pm — 5 Comments

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