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How to Foster Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets Kellogg Insight

How to Foster Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets Kellogg Insight | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Emerging-market countries are invariably complex. On one hand, they are starting later—and often with fewer resources—than more established industrial economies. On the other hand, they often have unmet societal needs that can offer tremendous opportunities to companies that position themselves properly. Often, those are companies that have not yet been born.We spoke with four entrepreneurs about the role of entrepreneurship in emerging markets, how women entrepreneurs are uniquely positioned in those markets, and the role governments can play in promoting global entrepreneurship.

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These 3 steps could help boost innovation in your organization

These 3 steps could help boost innovation in your organization | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Given that the real economy comprises mostly of established enterprises, be they government agencies, public or private firms, how can we realise the real potential of enterprise-wide innovation? The benefits are there for the taking, and include substantially improved enterprise agility, resilience, productivity and enhanced wealth creation. Established organisations need to innovate as well - this advice could help.

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World Bank Opens a Treasure Trove of Data

World Bank Opens a Treasure Trove of Data | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Last month, the World Bank’s data team announced the forthcoming, all-new version of the data.worldbank.org website. It's a massive treasure trove of open data, visualized and accessible to the public at beta.data.worldbank.org. All of the visualizations and their original data can be downloaded for free anywhere in the world. The site is pretty popular, accounting for about half of the World Bank's total web traffic.

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Megacities, not nations, are the world’s dominant, enduring social structures

Megacities, not nations, are the world’s dominant, enduring social structures | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Cities are mankind’s most enduring and stable mode of social organization, outlasting all empires and nations over which they have presided. Today cities have become the world’s dominant demographic and economic clusters. As the sociologist Christopher Chase-Dunn has pointed out, it is not population or territorial size that drives world-city status, but economic weight, proximity to zones of growth, political stability, and attractiveness for foreign capital. In other words, connectivity matters more than size. Cities thus deserve more nuanced treatment on our maps than simply as homogeneous black dots.

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Should You Use Net Promoter Score as a Metric? MIT Sloan

Should You Use Net Promoter Score as a Metric? MIT Sloan | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

One of the strongest selling points of NPS is its simplicity. But NPS may not work any better than other metrics that capture different facets of the customer experience.

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Lessons for Competitive Intelligence from Games

Lessons for Competitive Intelligence from Games | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

We all have heard of game theory – how mathematical models can help us to understand how decisions are made. As you can guess, it has important applications in CI analysis. I think that there are other things those of us in competitive intelligence can learn from ordinary games:

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King's College London - Training - OSINT & SOCMINT

international centre for security analysis training. ICSA has been exploring how best to utilise OSINT in support of national and international government security policy for over a decade. 

ICSA's research team carries out regular and bespoke training courses on open source intelligence (OSINT) and social media intelligence (SOCMINT) for external clients, members of King's College London, and for the King's Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre. Our regular courses are CPD certified as conforming to continuing professional development principles

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Is “Psychological Danger” killing your team’s performance?

Is “Psychological Danger” killing your team’s performance? | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

In a business context, values such as diversity, trust and respect can often have people rolling their eyes and delivering sarcastic renditions of Kumbaya; and with all the jargon and pontificating who can blame them But let’s hold the sarcasm for a moment and consider this: Google is one of the most successful businesses in modern history. It attracts some of the most brilliant minds in the world and is pioneering some of the most important innovations of our time. And the number one thing underpinning the most successful teams at Google, as identified by Google itself, is something many senior executives have never heard of: “psychological safety”.

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Reducing the Burden on Product Teams to Collect & Utilize Market & Competitive Intelligence April 21 webinar

Reducing the Burden on Product Teams to Collect & Utilize Market & Competitive Intelligence April 21 webinar | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

This webinar will cover how Product Management and Product Marketing teams can streamline the collection, filtering, and use of market and competitive intelligence. Several solutions exist that don't require large budgets, additional resources, or significant time investments. Customer case studies will demonstrate the huge benefits of taking action on proactive intelligence received. 

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How China Can Avoid the Middle Income Trap - INSEAD

How China Can Avoid the Middle Income Trap - INSEAD | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Optimists see China’s slowing growth as a temporary slowdown as the country reconfigures itself for sustainable future growth. Pessimists see this as the beginning of the end of the Chinese miracle. These divergent views have vastly different implications for the future of business in and with China. There are good reasons to be optimistic. At the same time, there are serious reasons for concern; environmental degradation, corruption, high debt levels, to name just a few. These are real issues, and yet they are essentially all expressions of the same overarching problem: governance. Unless China can address its governance challenge, I fear that the pessimists will prove right.

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Connectors: Cyber risk management | Deloitte

Connectors: Cyber risk management | Deloitte | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
In the realm of global business services, outsourcing, and shared services, cyber risk is quickly rising in importance, largely because companies are making big changes in those areas—in some cases fundamentally rewiring the ways in which processes and technologies are coordinated to deliver services. That’s a recipe for opportunity—and for cyber risk.
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Corporate venture capital grows as big business responds to disruption -- EY

There are now approximately 1,300 corporate venture funds worldwide and in 2015 US$28b of corporate venture capital (CVC) flowed into over 1,300 deals across a range of sectors1. The growth in the CVC market is explored in a new EY report, The Innovation Paradox, which, through data analysis and in-depth interviews with a range of corporate fund managers, looks at the variety of strategies, approaches and models adopted by mature enterprises to access disruptive innovation.
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The digital pressures weighing on telecoms | McKinsey & Company

The digital pressures weighing on telecoms | McKinsey & Company | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Today, companies face another wave of change, from new digital devices and more robust models for delivering telecom services—a point confirmed by a recent survey of 254 executives from companies representing more than a third of global revenues in telecommunications, media, and technology.1 We asked the respondents about three areas of industry disruption: new consumer touchpoints created by devices based on Internet of Things technologies, over-the-top (OTT) business models that disintermediate existing communications platforms and services, and the potential of these changes to commoditize the incumbents’ brand positions (exhibit). This article is part of our series Strategy in a digital age, examining how to develop corporate and business-unit strategies in a digitally disrupted world.

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Teams Who Share Personal Stories Are More Effective

Teams Who Share Personal Stories Are More Effective | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Storytelling leads to self-awareness. No matter what industry you are in or what job you do, you probably have experienced the frustration of working within a dysfunctional team — one marked by drawn-out discussions that led nowhere or heated conflicts that made communication difficult. To function properly, teams need to communicate effectively. How can you improve the odds of that happening?

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Focus on Keeping Up with Your Customers, Not Your Competitors

Focus on Keeping Up with Your Customers, Not Your Competitors | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Every company these days seems to be either contemplating or pursuing digital transformation. Most cite the need to keep up with disruptive and well-established competitors. But perhaps this focus is too narrow. We believe the greatest challenge to companies today is not keeping up with their competitors, but with their own customers. One reason is that individuals are transforming to digital faster than organizations. Think for a moment about people as tiny enterprises. They’ve redesigned their core processes in the area of procurement (online shopping), talent acquisition (marketplaces), collaboration (social networking), market research (peer reviews), finance (mobile payments) and travel (room and ride sharing). Have you reinvented your core processes to the same degree?

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Change management: The 2016-2020 wave

Change management: The 2016-2020 wave | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Change management is crucial to business development in an era of disruption, but most companies are still bad at it. How can they improve?

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Innovative Companies Get Their Best Ideas from Academic Research — Here’s How They Do It

Innovative Companies Get Their Best Ideas from Academic Research — Here’s How They Do It | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Government-funded research is behind any significant new product. Since World War II, the U.S. has been an innovation superpower. In virtually every advanced field, whether it’s information technology, biotechnology, agriculture, or renewable energy, America holds a leading position. Other nations may challenge in one field or another, but no one can match its depth and breadth. To account for its success, many point to America’s entrepreneurial culture, its tolerance for failure and its unique ecosystem of venture funding. Those factors do play important roles, but the most important thing driving America’s success has been its unparalleled scientific leadership.

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The Secret History of Agile Innovation

The Secret History of Agile Innovation | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

You hear a lot about “agile innovation” these days. Teams using agile methods get things done faster than teams using traditional processes. They keep customers happier. They enjoy their work more. Agile has indisputably transformed software development, and many experts believe it is now poised to expand far beyond IT.

Ironically, that’s where it began — outside of IT

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Innovation’s New World Order

Innovation’s New World Order | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Asia is now the top regional destination for R&D spending, followed by North America and Europe. The geographic footprint of innovation is changing dramatically as research and development programs become more global. An overwhelming 94 percent of the world’s largest innovators now conduct elements of their R&D programs abroad, according to the 2015 Global Innovation 1000 study, our annual analysis of corporate R&D spending. These companies are shifting their innovation investment to countries in which their sales and manufacturing are growing fastest, and where they can access the right technical talent. Not surprisingly, innovation spending has boomed in China and India since our 2008 study, when we first charted the global flows of corporate R&D spending. Collectively, in fact, more R&D is now conducted in Asia than in North America or Europe.

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Understanding Agile Management -- HBR

Darrell Rigby of Bain and Jeff Sutherland of Scrum explain the rise of lean, iterative management tactics, and how to implement them yourself. Podcast.

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The surprising link between your heart rate and wisdom

The surprising link between your heart rate and wisdom | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Your heart beat may be linked to your ability to make sound judgements, according to a new study. Research looked at the connection between heart rate and the thinking process. Their findings, published in the online journal Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience, suggest that fluctuations in your heartbeat can affect your ability to reason about complex social issues. This is the first study to demonstrate a connection between heart and mind in relation to wisdom and the ability to make balanced judgements.

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How Biases Ruin Our Judgment Calls -- INSEAD

How Biases Ruin Our Judgment Calls -- INSEAD | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Judgment calls are an art, much less a science. A judgment call is a decision or direction taken at a particular point in time, in a particular situation, which means it’s always highly contextual. There are no perfect models for making good calls. Yet our lives are a product of past experiences, decisions, directions and previous judgements. Our cognitive lens is laden with biases and we tend to deeply associate with them. All of these aspects can play a part in our decisions, which are more crucial today than ever before. Leaders face multiple feedback channels and their decisions will be remembered. What people most remember is the outcome of those decisions and if they’re wrong, it’s going to stick.

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To Manage a Platform, Think of It as a Micromarket

To Manage a Platform, Think of It as a Micromarket | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Whether we like it or not, markets are reshaping our lives. This time they’re made not of trade agreements — but of bits. Some call them platforms; I’ll call them micromarkets. It’s a truer description of what they are. As micromarkets reshape our lives, they’re also introducing new, or heightening very old , tensions. Here’s how leaders can manage these tensions and set up their micromarkets for long-term success.

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Where do you fit in the new digital ecosystem? An overview of the trends shaping the technology, media, and telecom industry - Deloitte

Where do you fit in the new digital ecosystem? An overview of the trends shaping the technology, media, and telecom industry - Deloitte | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
Over the last 30 years, in a constantly shifting environment, TMT companies have struggled to gain solid ground, aiming to ride the trends of digital evolution and navigate the resulting disruption. Better understanding the underlying trends is key—as is comprehending the digital ecosystem as a whole.
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‘Innovation’: Alec Ross Unveils the Winners - Knowledge@Wharton

‘Innovation’: Alec Ross Unveils the Winners - Knowledge@Wharton | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

In Alec Ross’s new book, The Industries of the Future, he takes a deep dive into the specific fields he believes will shape our economic future, including robotics and the codification of just about everything. The book is based in part on his four years serving as senior advisor for Innovation to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as well as on his travels, which took him the equivalent of “25 circumferences of the globe.” Recently Knowledge@Wharton interviewed Ross about his book while he was on campus as an Authors@Wharton guest

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