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The Human Algorithm: Redefining the Value of Data

The Human Algorithm: Redefining the Value of Data | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

The onslaught of real-time social, local, mobile (SoLoMo) technology is nothing short of overwhelming. Besides the gadgets, apps, social networks and appliances that continue to emerge, the pace of innovation is only outdone by the volumes of data that each produce

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Pedro Barbosa's curator insight, December 14, 2012 3:57 AM

SoLOMO and INfluence are clearly some of the trends for 2013 - 2015.

Augmented Reality and Gamification did start already.

 

Attention to Syndicated Commerce. 

 

Pedro Barbosa - www.pbarbosa.com | www.harvardtrends.com

Fred Zimny's curator insight, December 14, 2012 12:54 PM

I am not sure about local. But the effects of SoMo are indeed overwhelmng

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Exploring the cognitive value of technology foresight: The case of the Cisco Technology Radar

There is much literature on how corporate foresight should be practiced, but fewer explanations of through which mechanisms it creates value. We seek to deepen this understanding by applying a cognitive lens. We mainly explore how and why foresight can influence ways of processing information, first conceptually and then empirically through the case of the Cisco Technology Radar. Through consulting multiple individuals, opposed to focusing solely on statements from top managers or observable outputs on the firm level, we uncover a broad set of “hidden values” from this technology foresight initiative. We conclude that a critical mechanism of a system such as the radar is its probing of analytical thinking, as well as its way of making people connect and exchange views across functions and departments. We also observe that deeper and more frequent involvement corresponds with greater perceived value of the system. Our findings have implications for research seeking to further understand through which mechanisms foresight creates value, and for the practice of designing, implementing and motivating for participation in technology foresight. (academic, free)

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Short, Sweet, and to the Point: Boost Your Productivity By Saying No

Short, Sweet, and to the Point: Boost Your Productivity By Saying No | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
Others may want you to do everything ASAP. Still not very useful. If this is the response, you’ll just have to say, “I’ll work on Project A first, then.” If you get an objection, then ask what you should do instead. Point out you can only do one thing at a time effectively, and ask—again, without rancor—for assistance in prioritizing. There’s no human way you can complete five significant projects all due Friday without something breaking down. Because you’re only flesh and blood, that thing will probably be you.
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Insights for leading your large-scale technology implementation Deloitte

Insights for leading your large-scale technology implementation Deloitte | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
Embarking on a large-scale technology project is a high-stakes venture that companies around the world wrestle with. Over the past several years, these projects have grown increasingly expansive and complex, with broader scope, bigger budgets, larger commitments and global teams. When we surveyed more than 300 project managers, sponsors, IT leads and other functional specialists, roughly one-third of them reported the effort was more difficult than they expected, even though they already had prior experience with large-scale technology implementation.
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Professor Michael Roberto's Blog: What is Critical Thinking?

The Wall Street Journal published a terrific article by Melissa Korn this week. The article focuses on the fact that many executives say that they want to hire people with "critical thinking" skills. However, the definition of that term seems elusive. In fact, some people don't have a clear definition of the term. Others disagree over the meaning of critical thinking skills. Perhaps, the article suggests, you simply know them when you see them. The article does offer a few intriguing definitions of the term
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The Most Popular Halloween Candy Cravings by State (Infographic)

What treats should you bring into the office this year? Depends on where you live. Check out this ranking of the most popular candy broken down by state.
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Patent Analytics for Executive Decision Makers

Patent Analytics for Executive Decision Makers | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

f the European Patent Office’s Patent Information Conference 2014. The conference overview page provides some details on the meeting and its emphasis on patent analysis.This year’s programme picks up on some of the topics highlighted by speakers at last year’s conference and examines them in more detail. Patent analysis, patent visualisation and the role of patent information in the strategy decision-making process have pride of place in the programme. The program has been available for a month or so, but the organizers recently added the presentation slides, where available, to the entries. The full program can be found at http://www.epo.org/learning-events/events/conferences/pi-conference/programme.html

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Finally: Science Explains Why We're All More Ignorant Than We Think

The solution is to start to question what you think you know and become, as Dunning puts it, your own devil's advocate. Think about how your assumptions could be incorrect, your conclusions misguided. Consider how events could turn out differently from how you think they will. Dunning literally considers a future time when he was wrong in a decision and then work backwards to the most likely way he got to that point. Also, seek advice from others. Even if they are wrong as well, a good discussion might help shake loose the worst of your misconceptions.
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More Data Won’t Turn Employees into High-Performing Machines

More Data Won’t Turn Employees into High-Performing Machines | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

But even in jobs with the cushiest perks and most spoiled HR practices, employers still dream of turning employees into high-performing machines. A new era of Taylorization has begun, thanks to the widespread penetration of technology at work. HR has evolved into people analytics, and talent management has become the organizational guinea pig for big data. The hope, at least for cutting-edge bosses, is that technology will enable them to measure, predict, and manage employees’ job performance, not just in call centers and manufacturing plants, but also in creative, complex, and knowledge-intensive jobs.. But three significant hurdles will get in the way of truly profiting from this empirical crusade.

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Structuring, Staffing and Sourcing Competitive Intelligence Teams for law firms

Structuring, Staffing and Sourcing Competitive Intelligence Teams for law firms | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
A challenging question arises for law firms: Where is the best place for your competitive intelligence team? Who do they report to? To answer that question, the firm needs to consider the nature of CI work, the organization and functions of the different business units, and firm culture. If the CI team focuses on "tactical" business development, there are three likely homes: the library, knowledge management, or business development and marketing.
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Asia Pacific Economic Outlook November 2014 -- Deloitte

Asia Pacific Economic Outlook November 2014 -- Deloitte | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
This edition gives a near-term outlook for Australia, China, India, and Thailand. It’s time to think beyond mining in Australia. The Indian economy is slowly stepping up its growth. A coup might not bring solace to Thailand. And will easing credit market conditions help the Chinese economy?
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Inventing Products is Less Valuable Than Inventing Ideas — HBS Working Knowledge

Inventing Products is Less Valuable Than Inventing Ideas — HBS Working Knowledge | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
When companies create new products, they are often also inventing new ideas—and that's where the real value resides. Gautam Ahuja discusses why companies fall short in fully exploiting their intellectual capital.
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Paul Mendelsohn's curator insight, October 29, 11:34 PM

Thought leadership, originality, and ideas trumps inventing new products when it comes to intellectual capital. Read about it here.

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Will Rousseff’s Reelection Move Brazil Forward? Knowledge@Wharton

Will Rousseff’s Reelection Move Brazil Forward? Knowledge@Wharton | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

n October 26, Brazil re-elected President Dilma Rousseff, the 66-year old leader of the Workers’Party, whose first term began in 2011.  “This is the closest and most bitterly fought election in Brazil’s history Twitter , so this is a very special election,”Felipe Monteiro, a senior fellow at Wharton’s Mack Institute, told the Knowledge@Wharton show on Wharton Business Radio on SiriusXM Channel 111. (Listen to the podcast at the top of this page.) Monteiro, who is also a professor of strategy at INSEAD, spoke about the factors that drove her reelection and the most significant challenges facing Rousseff during her second term.

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Consumer Intelligence Series: Spotlight on the Wearable Future -- PwC

Consumer Intelligence Series: Spotlight on the Wearable Future -- PwC | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
There are many applications for wearable tech in enterprise and in life. It will upend the retail industry, revolutionize health care and will likely change advertising and content as we know it. But for wearables to work, they much be anchored in human centered design. PwC's research digs into the business of wearables and the consumer attitudes and preferences that will shape the future of wearable technology.
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The 10 Principles of Organizational DNA

The 10 Principles of Organizational DNA | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
Anyone who’s celebrated a significant work anniversary knows just how a company can change over the years—who has a seat at the table, what customers expect, the most coveted skills. But there’s just as much that stays the same: what your brand stands for, the shared lexicon, your unique culture. We use the term organizational DNA as a metaphor for the underlying organizational and cultural design factors that define an organization’s personality and determine whether it is strong or weak in executing strategy. (See Exhibit 1.)
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Building a Better Working World: Planning for growth in Africa - EY

Building a Better Working World: Planning for growth in Africa - EY | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Six of the ten fastest-growing economies call Africa home. It’s an exciting destination for businesses, but it’s important to understand the risks and opportunities before making a move. EY recently hosted a panel discussion and networking event about investing in Africa to help companies plan for sustainable growth. The event, held in our New York office, drew guests from various industries and companies, including the UN, the US State Department, African government representatives and some of our clients.

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IARPA unveils work on predictive intelligence

IARPA unveils work on predictive intelligence | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Academics, intelligence contractors and entrepreneurs were on hand for IARPA’s first public industry event in College Park, Md. There, the agency charged with furnishing the IC with the technology needed to keep pace with security threats, highlighted "anticipatory intelligence," including crowd-sourced analytics, as an increasingly important tool. The IC's 2014 National Intelligence Strategy, released in September, prioritized anticipatory intelligence, which might be described as the science of predicting unpredictable events. A senior IARPA official at the industry day called anticipatory intelligence "a new emphasis" for his agency, and the programs on display bore that out.

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When Real-Time Intel Still Isn't Fast Enough

When Real-Time Intel Still Isn't Fast Enough | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
What has become abundantly clear across the decades is that any application of analytics to a complex problem relies on three essential components. Analysts need to acquire meaningful and abundant data sets, often from multiple sources internal and external to the organization. Algorithms are then needed to weed out the noise from high-value information and “connect the dots” across the information. Lastly, analysts must rely on their tradecraft – the investigative skills required to ask the right questions of big data.
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Here's Proof That Graphs Are Key To Convincing People Of Your Argument

Here's Proof That Graphs Are Key To Convincing People Of Your Argument | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

f you're trying to convince your boss of a point, make sure to show her a graph. Because, as a new study from Cornell researchers Aner Tal and Brian Wansink suggests, people are more likely to believe a claim if it "looks and smells" scientific, like if it's accompanied by a graph. Tal and Wansink say that even if a graph contains no new information, it will convince people "simply by virtue of being presented with elements associated with science.

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barb hansen's curator insight, October 30, 12:55 PM

don't just "look and smell" scientific - be scientific 

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Expert Interview with Sheryl Moore About Competitive Intelligence and Retirement

Expert Interview with Sheryl Moore About Competitive Intelligence and Retirement | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

That being said, in laymen’s terms, I would say that “competitive intelligence” is essentially “market scanning.” How does this tie in with retirement? We provide competitive intelligence tools to the life insurance and annuity industries. These tools assist insurance manufacturers, distributors and salespeople to remain apprised of life insurance and annuity offerings. This allows manufacturers to develop competitive products, distributors to obtain contracts for competitive products, and salespeople to identify the most competitive and suitable products for their prospects

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What Comes Next? Rivalfox Puts Together an Expert Roundup on the Future of Competitive Intelligence

With the constant rise of new technologies, new challenges emerge. In order to better understand what the future of competitive intelligence will look like and what companies can do to gain an advantage in an ever-increasing competitive environment, we listened to eight CI experts – who we’d like to thank for participating in this roundup and for the valuable points made – discuss their thoughts on the following question:
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Competitive Intelligence: Creating A Data Foundation For Law Firm Expansion

Competitive Intelligence: Creating A Data Foundation For Law Firm Expansion | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

If you’re a law firm looking to expand domestically or globally, you’ll need to ramp up your competitive intelligence (CI) program. The data you gather must focus on three areas: 1) identifying your target markets;2) understanding the legal market’s health; 3) finding talent that is compatible with domestic or global expansion.

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Creating Comprehensive Competitive Intelligence Part 1: four scenarios for law firms

Creating Comprehensive Competitive Intelligence Part 1: four scenarios for law firms | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

The impact of competitive intelligence initiatives differs from law firm to law firm, depending on the forms they assume. A full-fledged program supports many crucial services, such as business development, talent recruitment, pricing and firmwide growth initiatives. Although 83 percent of law firms have implemented CI programs, according to ALM Intelligence's Competitive Intelligence in Law Firms survey, only 21 percent of the firms surveyed had a comprehensive plan. Let's identify the factors that should be considered by the person tasked to set up a law firm CI program and/or steer its development. First, we'll cover scope; then we address structure, staffing and sourcing alternatives.

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Global Economic Outlook Q4 2014 -- Deloitte

Global Economic Outlook Q4 2014 -- Deloitte | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
The global economy continues to show a few signs of strength amid several signs of weakness. The greatest strength appears to be in the US economy; meanwhile big emerging markets are mostly struggling to recover from a series of troubles, some self-inflicted, that have caused a marked slowdown in growth
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Paul Mendelsohn's curator insight, October 29, 11:32 PM

Forecast for strong US economy highlights Q4 global economist report

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Amazon’s Future: Looking Beyond the Balance Sheet - Knowledge@Wharton

Amazon’s Future: Looking Beyond the Balance Sheet - Knowledge@Wharton | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
Amazon faces sharp scrutiny after a disappointing quarter and a weak holiday season forecast. Wharton experts suggest where it could place its future bets.
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How Google Works: 10 Insights From One of the World's Greatest Companies

How Google Works: 10 Insights From One of the World's Greatest Companies | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

What was the secret of Google's remarkable success? Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg, in their new book How Google Works, argue that it was Google's ability to attract and empower "smart creatives" that ultimately allowed the company to accomplish amazing things. Smart creatives, according to the Google executives, are those employees who "work hard and are willing to question the status quo and attack things differently." showing what successful companies of the future might look like. Here are 10 insights from the book that I found to be particularly helpful.

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Paul Mendelsohn's curator insight, October 29, 11:37 PM

Ever wonder how Google succeeds? Read about it here.