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December 2009 Blog Posts (5)

New Book Announcement

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 — 8 Comments

Competing Against Your Own Business Stats - By Lance Winslow

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 — 4 Comments

SCIP2010 conference brochure now online

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 — No Comments

Strategic Inflection Points - Fountain Pens

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…


Added by Vivek Raghuvanshi on December 6, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

Strategic Inflection Points - Jukeboxes

Strategic Inflection Points - Jukeboxes

Coin-in-the-slot music machines were already well established by the time the golden age of the jukebox dawned in the 1940s. While the designers of this era such as Paul Fuller, are particularly revered, design affecionados are begining to play closer attention to the twp decades that followed. The machines of the rock 'n' roll era - with which the jukebox has become synonymous - scream teenage rebellion with their blatant use of flashy…


Added by Vivek Raghuvanshi on December 6, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

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