Competitive intelligence sounds like a useful concept in theory, but should it be considered an ongoing business priority? We asked a variety of executives, entrepreneurs, and consultants to weigh in on this question.
It's easy to form the mental image of a hacker hunched over a computer, probing a way to get your personal information, whether to sell it, acquire credit cards in your name or use your health insurance.
A result of over 70,000 individual high resolution photos and nearly 20,000 miles of driving, "Edge of Stability" highlights some of the most unique, awe-inspiring, and incredibly strange sights on the planet. Recorded entirely over Spring of 2015, scenes include storm chasing adventures across 15 US states, displays of the Milky Way over desert landscapes, and the amazing Aurora Borealis over Canada.
Here's a trick you can try at the next party you attend: Come up with a completely bogus money term and then ask your financial expert friend to explain it to you. Chances are he'll make a fool of himself when he assumes it's a real concept and claims to know all about it. That's according to new research, which suggests that self-proclaimed experts are more susceptible to the "illusion of knowledge." In other words, people who believe they know a lot about a particular topic are more likely to claim they know about fake concepts related to that topic.
You need information to take the risk out of decisions, but getting too much information - analysis paralysis - has a real cost. Most normal business decisions can be made with 75% of the available information, focused on the right issues.
Competitive intelligence is a hot topic, but how are small businesses using this data to grow? According to Kim Cooper, Senior Marketing Manager at Alexa: "Getting insight into the strategies of the most successful sites in a category can give you the upper hand in crafting your own winning strategy." Here we take a look at three very different small businesses and how they're using data to make smart strategic decisions.
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Thus, before you pursue growth directly, you should have in place the three elements of a clearly defined, coherent strategy: (1) a value proposition that resonates with customers, supported by (2) a system of distinctive capabilities, combined in a way that competitors can’t match, with (3) a portfolio of products and services that are all aligned to the first two elements. You must also be able to deliver on that value proposition, translating concept into competitive position with a viable, sustainable business model that generates profits and cash flow.
As the craft brewing industry continues to grow, it continues to get weirder—in the best way possible. Beer is better than it’s ever been, thanks to experimental hops, funky yeast strains, and a spirit of hackerlike ingenuity. It’s not just craft, it’s science.
Microsoft announced it is bringing some improvements to Bing image search to offer additional functionality beyond just helping users find photos. After searching for and clicking on a photo in Bing, users will be presented with addition options.
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