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Weather Warriors: Meet the Pentagon's Combat Climatologists

Weather Warriors: Meet the Pentagon's Combat Climatologists | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

How much can we really bring climate change info into the strategic thinking?" Now a lot of that skepticism has burned off, Now a lot of that skepticism has burned off,  more intense interest from members of the intelligence community and leaders in Washington. “They want to know, what’s going to be the next drought area of the world? They want to know about the potential for climate-related unrest,” he said. “There’s a higher interest in all that for sure.”

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For a Decade, I Predicted the Future for the U.S. Government

For a Decade, I Predicted the Future for the U.S. Government | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

For a decade, part of my job was to predict the future. I worked on the National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends report, which explores changes that may take place over the next 15 to 20 years. The Global Trends report looks at a wide range of topics: technological innovation, demographic shifts, economic pressures, shifts in geopolitical power, trends in religious and political movements, and much more. It’s a critical document in part because the speed of change has accelerated in recent year

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The One Word Answer to Why Innovation Fails

The One Word Answer to Why Innovation Fails | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

nnovation sounds easy, but it is not. The majority of enterprises report dissatisfaction with innovation performance. Three quarters of the CEOs of multinationals view external collaborative innovation as vitally important, but only half do it, and those only rate themselves as doing it ‘moderately well’. And remember - two thirds of organizational ‘change’ efforts fail. In case you are now asking yourself, why are these odds that low – we have a straightforward answer. It’s just one word. .

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273 data visualisation tools and resources

273 data visualisation tools and resources | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

It has taken a while to complete this task but I have finally managed to complete the task of updating the large collection of data visualisation tools and resources. You can view the full collection by visiting the resources page on the menu above. In total there are now 273 identifiable tools, applications and services that play a role in the design of data visualisation. What a fragmented but option-rich field we work in.

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What Does Your Competitor's Website Meta Description And Social Positioning Tell You?

Few marketers have the time or inclination to track their competitor’s website meta description, meta title tags or social profiles in order to learn of changes or updates.  But they should.  By doing so, you gain incredible competitive intelligence about potential changes in strategy, market positioning and even product direction.  You can also use this to track potential market trends or changes you might have missed. Why and how to track your competitor's website meta description, meta title tags and social profiles for competitive intelligence and strategic advantage.

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Predict Cultural Conflicts on Your Team

Predict Cultural Conflicts on Your Team | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
When you’re on a global team, cultural differences can be complex and can often seem contradictory. The biggest challenge comes when differences are complex in surprising ways.
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How Perfectionism Is Secretly Holding You Back

When you're trying to get ahead, the drive for perfection can be your worst enemy. If you constantly do everything perfectly and perform everything flawlessly, you may think you're being effective and efficient. But sometimes it's the imperfect performances that demonstrate your greatest potential. The person who never makes a mistake always ends up taking orders from one who does. Here's why.


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Competitive Strategy - 7 Things Competitors Can Teach You about Innovation

Competitive Strategy - 7 Things Competitors Can Teach You about Innovation | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Here are 7 areas your competitors can teach you about innovation. You can answer these questions to better understand the pros and cons, whys and wherefores of how competitors in your industry are addressing innovation and what it means for your brand....

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This is a great way to look at what is happening in your competitive space. What if you want to be the leader in that space? Remember, these will be questions your competitors could be asking about you. Be the leader not the follower!

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Five Habits Of A Successful Competitive Intelligence (CI) Strategist

Five Habits Of A Successful Competitive Intelligence (CI) Strategist | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

The most effective competitive intelligence strategists make a habit of predicting their firm’s probability of success. With their central mission held in the sights, CI strategists must determine what internal and external factors will affect their firm’s ability to achieve a goal, get a return on their investment and keep up with the competition. Using competitive intelligence tools such as Leopard Firmscape, they can examine the overall health of the industry or practice area and use that data to help predict the chances of succeeding. They can also keep an eye on internal shifts within the firm to determine how partner choices will play out against the backdrop of larger trends..

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Top Spy Clapper Sees 'Most Diverse' Threats in 50 Years

The survey outlines the intelligence community’s objectives as strategic and anticipatory intelligence, current operations, cyber-intelligence, counterterrorism, counter-proliferation and counter-intelligence.

The survey also outlines how those goals would be approached, saying more of an effort will be made to integrate the work of multiple agencies, improving the sharing and safeguarding of information, innovating, and investing in staff. Part of the challenge will be harnessing the explosion in social media and the information that generates, Clapper said.

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The cash paradox: How record cash reserves are influencing corporate behavior, Deloitte

The cash paradox: How record cash reserves are influencing corporate behavior, Deloitte | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
Financial conservatism served companies well in the downturn but in an economic recovery may be dragging companies into a vicious circle of cash accumulation at the expense of investment in growth. New research suggests markets are more rewarding of companies spending astutely in the pursuit of growth.
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More growth options up front: Big data new opening step in growth decision-making process, Deloitte

More growth options up front: Big data new opening step in growth decision-making process, Deloitte | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
In the past, growth decisions were limited mostly to the ideas that executives could envision on their own. Today, with big data, executives can consider growth options that they might otherwise not even have imagined
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Rowman.com: 9781442224315 - Scientific Methods of Inquiry for Intelligence Analysis, Second Edition

Rowman.com: 9781442224315 - Scientific Methods of Inquiry for Intelligence Analysis, Second Edition | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

This textbook offers a way of gaining the analytic skills essential to undertake intelligence work. It acquaints students and analysts with how intelligence fits into the larger research framework. It covers not only the essentials of applied research, but also the function, structure, and operational methods specifically involved in intelligence work. It looks at how analysts work with classified information in a security conscious environment as well as obtain data via covert methods. Students are left with little doubt about what intelligence is and how it is developed using scientific methods of inquiry. This revised edition of the popular text has been expanded and updated significantly.

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Predicting the Future is Hard, Try Anticipating it Instead

Predicting the Future is Hard, Try Anticipating it Instead | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it


With the advent of Big Data and faster and better data processing capabilities we are seeing a surge in predictive intelligence solutions; everyone is trying to predict the future to their advantage. The question though is, are they? Predictive intelligence misses on two of the most advanced predictors of behavior: context and intent. A new model, anticipatory intelligence, tries to account for context, intent, but more importantly for the many different possible scenarios – instead of next best step, tries to derive next most likely scenarios.

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The Culture Change Journey Essentials: a compass, a roadmap, and a guide

The Culture Change Journey Essentials: a compass, a roadmap, and a guide | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Compass – Understand the insights from the top culture thought leaders about how cultures evolve.
Roadmap – Use the roadmap in this article or another framework to help clarify the initial work with a direct connection to a top performance priority, challenge, or goal.
Guide – engage a trusted advisor that’s experienced with overcoming the obstacles you will encounter to accelerate your learning and progress achieving results.

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Technology Both Aids, Hinders Intelligence Transparency

The very technologies that the intelligence community relies on to carry out its missions are threatening its ability to provide an accurate picture of its challenges and opportunities. Technology-driven information has no accountability, and many of its disseminators have very little perspective on truth.

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Evidence of Strategy Everywhere: “The New Entrepreneurial Spirit: Bypass”

Evidence of Strategy Everywhere: “The New Entrepreneurial Spirit: Bypass” | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

You might think I’m announcing that today there is strategy in the United States. Such a discovery would indeed be welcome but it’s not what I mean. I mean that you can see strategy in almost every newspaper article. (Ben Gilad)

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Predictive Customer Intelligence

Predictive Customer Intelligence | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

IBM Canada's Greg Milwid's presentation from the Smarter Business Summit in Montreal, Sept 17, 2014. . (Best presentation about Predictive Customer Intelligence.

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Apple Sold 10 Million iPhones This Weekend

Apple Sold 10 Million iPhones This Weekend | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
The company didn't say much more than that
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New trove of CIA articles from "Studies in Intelligence"

New trove of CIA articles from "Studies in Intelligence" | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

The Central Intelligence Agency has released a new, extensive collection of declassified articles from its in-house journal, providing glimpses into the spy organization’s thinking on everything from Al-Qaeda’s secrecy tactics in Afghanistan to how it has managed public relations crises. The documents, posted on the agency’s website Thursday, are from “Studies in Intelligence,” the CIA’s in-house professional journal. The publication’s mission is “to stimulate within the Intelligence Community the constructive discussion of important issues of the day, to expand knowledge of lessons learned from past experiences, to increase understanding of the history of the profession, and to provide readers with considered reviews of public literature concerning intelligence,” the agency said.

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SOLUTIONS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND COMMON GOOD ALLOVER THE WORLD.

 Kind attention to all Jewish,Christians,Muslims and all other communities in the world Holy Quran is containing of 6666 verses which are dedicated  to angles by God. Out of it 87% of verses are related to Histories of Prophets and Wars , Earthquakes, Floods and Famine which affected the people who were residing at the time of Prophets . Muslims in the world are reciting whole Quran verses  frequently in all the Muslim countries and countries wherein muslims  are residing . they are affecting by  wars , Disasters , Tsunami , Earthquakes , Climate changes , loss of business , terrorism and also creating other problems with other communities  on the reasons that 6666 Quranic verses are handled  by angles in the world in accordance with Quranic Verses 42:51,52 According to Quranic verses 39:17, 18  and 55 , It is revealed  that  whole quran verses cannot be recited except very important verses can be recited towards social justice and common good for the purpose of peace , unity , health , wealth , faith , inter-faith , climate changes , improving business and stopping off disasters and terrorism and accordingly we have posted messages of God and also our research paper at www.goldenduas.com for the same purpose in accordance with all the international laws as follows:   Nowdays, all the governments in the world or collecting huge taxes from tax payers and the same are utilizing for the purpose of peace in the world, but no result. The tax payers are suffering to improve their business and life. The following points may be taken in account to solve all the world challenges and disbute.Proposal to the United Nations relating to International Peace and Security to authorize Under Article 96(2) of the Charter of the United Nations. Hello,Our research report  is in conformity with Under Article 1(1) and 7 of the Charter of United Nations and the same maybe authorized by the General Assembly of the United Nations  in accordance with U/A 96(2) of the present Charter and U/A 2(2), 5(1),6(2),11(2),13(1), 15(1) (a) (c), 16(2) (a),(b),& 18 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the basis of U/A 33(1), 55(c), 70, 71,73(a) of the present Charter and accordingly  the research paper ought to have been debated with Vatican, World Churches Council, Commission of Churches on International Affairs, Jewish Foundation, Islamic Supreme Councils , researchers of UN and all the International bodies for the following reasons:“Reporting of world peace solutions between Christians,Jews and Muslims in the worldWe are here with attached our research report towards international peace and security for perusal and considerationsSince we are the independent and voluntary  researchers with out dependency of finance either from the government or any other agency, on the reasons that we are following Social Justice and Common Goods - Policy Paper of World Council of Churches and also By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs. Our researchers mainly follow the principles and rules laid down by the above important policy and rules.Under Articles 2.4, 3.6, 3.10&11, 8.1(b) of the By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs, we have posted our research report in United Nations Global Compact which containing of solving of problems between Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus in the world. In accordance with Articles 3.12 of the above By-Laws, it is a duty of commission of Churches to maintain and provide for the maintenance of contacts with International bodies such as the United Nations and its agencies include regional bodies and other non governmental Organisations, which will assist in the attainment of the aims of the Commission. The matter has being brought it to the notice of the World Churches Council and the Commission of the Churches asked its notice on the matter to the United Nations for your appropriate decisions. ?The World Churches Council Policy Paper on Social Justice and Common Goods is the best policy to the World peace and unity solutions, which has been published on 22 March 2011 and the same is in accordance with Psalm 85. The Church cannot succeed if it, isolates itself, Not only must Christians reach out to Muslims and other faiths in the spirit of ecumenism, but there is a need to embrace other people of different philosophical convictions. This requires ideological tolerance, maturity and self assurance in what one believes in. Such coalition building is made easier by choosing issues that unite organizations and movements and which have less potential causing divisions. At the same time we need an honest and inventive method of dealing with differences. The global movement for economic justice relies considerably on policy analysis and research conducted by hundreds if not thousands of academics researchers and scholars. ?Our consequences of the changing power relations in today's world is that there is more room in the public sphere for the affirmation of collective values and principles, experience proves that an informed public opinion can be powerful today, and can change governments public and international agendas. Again Churches are challenged to make use of this opportunity. They need to read the signs of time and to make their voices heard by responding to peoples cries for justice and dignity, and by speaking truth to the powers- whoever and wherever their may be. ?Christians do not have ready made answers and solutions to propose. The Bible offers guidelines (love, sharing, justice for the poor) but does not defined one "Christian" economy or "Christian" politics. ?Churches and Church related organizations can initiate public debates and largely use media means to reach a broader constituency, furthermore, regional thematic discussions can be facilitated with the ecumenical family. WCC should develop specific analysis depending on the context. ?What are theological implications for commodification common goods? ?How shall we ensure the participation all people in managing common goods in the world? ?How do we deal with power imbalances in the world? ?How can the ecumenical family engage itself effectively and in a coherent and convincing way in addressing global power imbalance? ?How can WCC lead a climate change campaign with social justice as a focus? ?What kind of collective values can be draw for the Churches to guide them in addressing the problem of commodification of common goods? ?The above questions have been answered in our research materials available at http://www.goldenduas.com and alsohttp://www.facebook.com/research of international development solutions and the same are to be discussed by the Churches, public and all its organizations in the interest of public safety, peace, unity, health, wealth, faith, interfaith ?                 Under this circumstances, it is just and necessary that UK, USA, Cambridge, Churches on the International Affairs are requested to accept our research paper and also our research organization as an organization under other faith category to assist the commission to achieve its goal of International Peace and climate changes solutions for the benefit of world community especially Christians, Jewish and Muslims, under the by-law 3.11 of CCIA. In view of the aforementioned submissions in the interest of maintenance of International Peace and Security, UN may be pleased to authorize our organization in the name and style of` Research on International Development Solutions `and also our research report in confirmatory with U/A 96 of the present Charter read with U/A 23 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and thus render Justice.  Now, Palestine Muslims are fighting with Israel , both countries are affected and innocent people are killed frequently which is against the Quranic verses 7:137 & 5:33 that no one can claim Israel Government areas which is a place of Israel People but not Muslim or Christian and they can only Allow worship in the Holy Places of Israel . These facts has not been Discussed for amicable solutions of social justice and common good by United Nations to respect Gods word . It is pertinent to note that why the jewish people are affecting the Muslims is mention the Quran 7:167 ? And the same should be taken into consideration by jewish people in the world in the interest of social justice and common good on the light of the research paper posted  at our website www.goldenduas.com and render justice.  Your successU. Ibrahim Ali,Researcher International Development Solutions
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Hoarders Anonymous for Unstructured Data

Hoarders Anonymous for Unstructured Data | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it


In the TV show, “Hoarding: Buried Alive,” you'll notice it’s hard to identify the items of value mixed in with the piles and piles of trash. It’s also difficult to identify who in the house owns a particular item so that you can ask them why they even have it, or get permission to remove it. They don’t use half the stuff, and they’ve forgotten they own it. This is a lot like unstructured data — tons and tons of PDFs, Word docs, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, audio files, picture files and pretty much anything else that doesn’t live in a “structured” database — and how people in most organizations just keep collecting it.

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10 Body Language Tips To Make Your Next Presentation Great

10 Body Language Tips To Make Your Next Presentation Great | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it


Once you finish your written speech or PowerPoint slides, you're only halfway done preparing a great presentation. The experts at SOAP Presentationsin São Paulo, Brazil, compiled the following presentation on the most important body language techniques to look like a natural in front of your boss, colleagues, and clients.

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Ian Berry's curator insight, September 19, 6:58 PM

All change champions use "speakership" to lead There's some good stuff in the SOAP slides and links to more. I recommend rehearsing/practicing in front of a mirror and learn to go with what's natural. I also recommend no slides until you mastered delivery and create slides that are a visual aid which is all slides will ever be. Personally I don't use slides at all for presentations under an hour I prefer to share stories and engage in conversation with the audience, skills any one can learn to master

Ruby Jackson's curator insight, September 20, 11:08 PM

This article provides excellent insight to effective presenting. In addition to knowing your material and practicing, good posture, appropriate hand gestures, movement, and smiling will exude confidence necessary to draw your audience and build their trust.

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PayPal's vision for a global marketplace | McKinsey & Company

PayPal's vision for a global marketplace | McKinsey & Company | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
In this interview with McKinsey’s Eric Hazan, PayPal’s vice president and general manager for Continental Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Laurent Le Moal, discusses the company’s approach, the evolution of its customers, and its future. Le Moal joined PayPal in 2004 as its head of business development for the United Kingdom, moved to France in 2006 to lead the growth of its merchant-services activities, and became general manager of PayPal France in 2008. He assumed his current role in 2010.
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Manager and machine: The new leadership equation

Manager and machine: The new leadership equation | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
What would it take for algorithms to take over the C-suite? And what will be senior leaders’ most important contributions if they do? Our answers to these admittedly speculative questions rest on our work with senior leaders in a range of industries, particularly those on the vanguard of the big data and advanced-analytics revolution. We have also worked extensively alongside executives who have been experimenting most actively with opening up their companies and decision-making processes through crowdsourcing and social platforms within and across organizational boundaries.
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Rajesh Pandey's curator insight, September 19, 4:34 AM

Interesting article.

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Chief Sustainability Officers: Who Are They and What Do They Do? — HBS Working Knowledge

Chief Sustainability Officers: Who Are They and What Do They Do? — HBS Working Knowledge | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
A number of studies document how organizations go through numerous stages as they increase their commitment to sustainability over time. However, we still know little about the role of the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) in this process. Using survey and interview data, the authors of this paper analyze how CSOs' authority and responsibilities differ across organizations that are in different stages of sustainability commitment.
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