Added by Michael STAUDINGER on May 18, 2010 at 1:52am —
IDBS-Sécurité is a Security company based in Geneva, specialized in offering private security and close protection to our customers. We provide confidential and high level services, as well… Continue
Added by Michael STAUDINGER on May 2, 2010 at 2:55pm —
Numbers Gone Wild: Or, Precision In, Garbage Out (the essay), by Mark Chussil
This brief essay highlights key themes from my Numbers Gone Wild workshop at the 2010 SCIP International Annual Conference on March 11, 2010. It does not… Continue
Added by Mark Chussil on April 21, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Today, economist and blogger Nicholas Gruen announced that he had become chairman of Kaggle.com. Kaggle is a service that allows companies to run data-modelling and prediction competitions. Two type of competitions are supported – competitions to predict the… Continue
Added by Heath Gibson on April 14, 2010 at 7:25am —
Competitive intelligence (CI) is a discipline with the potential to provide organisations with valuable insights in to how to perform better. But like most things, the quality of the output is influenced by the quality of the inputs. In CI, one of the key inputs is the questions that it is expected to answer.…
Added by Heath Gibson on April 1, 2010 at 5:16pm —
Paralysis in Competitive Intelligence.…
Added by Vivekk Raghuvanshi on March 18, 2010 at 12:30am —
I've read a few writings recently warning managers, especially at emerging companies, away from focusing excessively on their competitors. The gist of the idea is that competitive analysis can lead to me-too moves, as companies try to match each others' product lines, pricing, and marketing strategies rather than innovating or staking out a segment of the market where they can build barriers to entry.
My take on the issue is that checklist-based competitive analysis is usually… Continue
Added by Greg Gentschev on March 16, 2010 at 5:22pm —
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Added by Vivekk Raghuvanshi on March 5, 2010 at 11:30pm —
One of the key inputs required for the Indian economy to continue its growth path is a revamp of its education system so as to make its ample manpower more employable.
I have long held the view that the quality of education that the government provides in India through its municipal schools is significantly inferior to that provided by the private schools. I felt the government should simply give “education coupons” for students to go to… Continue
Added by Varsha Chitale on February 16, 2010 at 11:00pm —
AMY GOODMAN: From the CIA in the classroom, we turn now to the CIA in the boardroom. The CIA is under fire following the news it’s allowing active-duty operatives to work for private companies on the Continue
side. The previously undisclosed “moonlighting” has granted wealthy
private entities, such as financial firms, hedge funds, access to
top-level intelligence officials. It’s said to be viewed internally as
a means to prevent agency defections to the private sector. A…
Added by monica nixon on February 9, 2010 at 12:48pm —
GDR-IE: a research group on Economic Intelligence created by French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) has organised a workshop in Beaulieu sur Mer-france 25-26 November 2009
Title : Models, Methods, Engineering of Competitive Intelligence - Villa Kerylos - Beaulieu sur Mer - 25 - 26 November 2009 ( Posted in Europe, janury 22nd, 2010: http://s244543015.onlinehome.fr/ciworldwide/?p=807… Continue
Added by Hanene MAGHREBI on January 25, 2010 at 4:53pm —
I have attempted to generate Insight using Competitive Intelligence to enter the mind of Insurgent Leaders in Iraq, Afghanistan and India, to assist law enforcement agencies in their quest for Competitive Intelligence to outflank and outmaneuver Insurgency in Iraq, Afghanistan and India, thereby making "Emerging Markets" in Middle East and Africa and Asia more conducive to "Foreign Investment" and hence "Mitigating Risks of Globalization for International… Continue
Added by Vivekk Raghuvanshi on January 23, 2010 at 1:30am —
Digimind will participate in the “Competitive Intelligence in pharma” conference in Nice, French Rivieria, France.
This is the biggest conference for competitive intelligence practitioners from the Pharmaceutical Industry.
The conference is scheduled for 2 days, the 27th-28th January 2010.
For all participants, this will be the opportunity to discover and understand Digimind, one of world’s leading competitive intelligence software providers.
Digimind product… Continue
Added by Christophe ASSELIN on January 12, 2010 at 4:18am —
I am reading Seena Sharp's Competitive Intelligence Advantage and it is quickly becoming one of my favorites. I have read other books, but got little practical use out of them--they were much to academic. I am trying to compile a recommended bibliography for our new practitioners that want to learn more. What are your favorite books, web sites, blogs, podcasts--anything you use to keep up with competitive intelligence and anything you use to sharpen your skills?
Added by Richard on January 6, 2010 at 9:30am —
Hear ye! Hear ye! I am proud to announce the publication of my new book, Competitive Intelligence Advantage: How to Minimize Risk, Avoid Surprises, and Grow Your Business in a Changing World (Wiley).
This book is an essential manual for the business community, and specifically for executives and management who are unfamiliar with CI or who think CI is something like market research or business intelligence, neither of which are true.
The book provides a clear discourse… Continue
Added by Seena Sharp on December 13, 2009 at 3:53pm —
Compete Against Yourself and Your Own Strategies
What Yourself Dust Your Competition
By Lance Winslow
Before retirement, many people said I was paranoid and that I acted like Don Quixote busy chasing windmills. The reality is I always assumed that every competitor competing against any of my companies in the market place were as smart as I was, as cunning in their business strategies, and as ruthless in the market… Continue
Added by Lance Winslow on December 8, 2009 at 3:00am —
You can access the brochure for SCIP's 2010 annual conference in Washington DC on March 9-12, 2010 at:
Online registration is also available at:
Note that the early registration rate is… Continue
Added by Bonnie Hohhof on December 6, 2009 at 3:59pm —
Strategic Inflection Points - Fountain Pens
By 1900, the main principles for asuccessful fountain pen had been established:
1. A reservoir for ink.
2. A filling system.
3. A method of supplying ink to the nib.
Finding the most successful challenge, with 3 American companies - Parker, Waterman and Sheaffer - dominating the market. The design of the fountain pen has not relied solely on the demands of engineering, for aesthetics have… Continue
Added by Vivekk Raghuvanshi on December 6, 2009 at 4:00am —