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Trip Krant's Blog (6)

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…


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

Global Patent Maps: It's the Network, Stupid!

Global Patent Map Reveals the Structure of Technological ProgressThe Physics arXiv Blog, September 2, 2013.

Today, Luciano Kay at the University of California Santa Barbara and a few pals reveal a new search tool that exploits the structure of links between patents to study the connection between technologies.



Added by Trip Krant on September 4, 2013 at 10:58am — No Comments

Visualization of interfirm relations in a converging mobile ecosystem

This is the kind of sophisticated CI analysis a mobile device company should be engaged in.  Brilliant use of visualization, this is excellent work:

Visualization of interfirm relations in a converging mobile ecosystem, Rahul C Basole.  Journal of Information Technology, (2009) 00, 1–16.  (PDF)


The mobile…


Added by Trip Krant on June 11, 2013 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Transient Advantage

Provocative article:

Transient Advantage, by Rita Gunther McGrath.   Harvard Business Review, June 2013.

Strategy is still useful in turbulent industries like consumer electronics, fast-moving consumer goods, television, publishing, photography, and...well, you get the idea. Leaders in these businesses can compete…


Added by Trip Krant on June 5, 2013 at 8:53am — No Comments

Downloaded - Napster: The Music. The Battle. The Revolution.

Trailer for Alex Winter's documentary on the rise and fall of Napster.

I think we are only now beginning to fully appreciate the full implications of Napster, just how disruptive a force it really was. Were it not for cascading effects from Napster, we may never…


Added by Trip Krant on May 26, 2013 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Re-Thinking the CI Process and Practice in the Networked Business Environment

This is the slide-deck from a presentation I gave in Fall 2012 for SCIP Boston's CIdea Fest. My actual presentation was fail, as I stuttered and stumbled my way through it, projecting a nervous energy that I imagine was uncomfortable to watch. Nevertheless, it was ideas that were supposed to matter – I think some people got it, but it was lost on many.

My aim was to introduce and adapt the paradigm of network-competition to…


Added by Trip Krant on May 20, 2013 at 10:15am — 4 Comments

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