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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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listed as a disruptive trend

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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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Big Data Analytics: 80/20 Rule Isn’t Good Enough

Big Data Analytics: 80/20 Rule Isn’t Good Enough | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Information is nothing if we don’t do something with it. The companies that do invest, implement effective data governance strategies, and leverage the right tools both internal and third-party will be the industry leaders. They won’t settle for the 80/20 rule for driving results from their data. They’ll expect to get results from everything, to save everywhere and enhance the customer experience at all levels. The recent Economist article by Schumpeter points out, this won’t happen by “massive, instant holy grail solutions,” but rather by “lots of small advances.”

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The Fundamental Shift in How Competition Is Defined

The Fundamental Shift in How Competition Is Defined | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

VisionMobile released an indepth paper on mobile trends. It is a very elaborate research of 70+ pages, but one of the key findings can be found at the beginning of the research. It’s elaborates on how competition definition is shifting.

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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, Today, 3:20 PM

When doing win/loss, many focus on product feature differentiation among competitors in their questioning. This is good tactical data to collect. I like the idea expressed here to find out what the customer is trying to get done with your product or service, which good win/loss will uncover. It often uncovers shortcomings in everyone's product or service, great for product developers. 

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Why Data Democracy Is Your Competitors’ Best Tool

Why Data Democracy Is Your Competitors’ Best Tool | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Too often, business analysts, data scientists, and similar power users share their analytic epiphanies with a very short list of peers and management. Operationalizing the outcome of discovery analytics expresses the analytic epiphany in practical terms that many users can understand. Once that happens, the data and its meaning are democratized as they are shared across an enterprise.

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3 Reasons Why Analysts Need a Competitive Intelligence Dashboard

3 Reasons Why Analysts Need a Competitive Intelligence Dashboard | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Imagine driving a car that didn’t warn you when you were low on gas, or if you desperately needed an oil change. Not having these alerts can have major effects, both direct and indirectly.  The longer you ride it out, the more risky the situation can become. Just like a car’s dashboard sends signals, there are certain early warnings competitive intelligence analysts need to drive strategy effectively. It’s not only about monitoring news, press releases, metrics, and other data on competitors, markets, and customers, it’s about the signals needed to make the right turns or shifts in strategy.

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CEOs, Get to Know Your Rivals

CEOs, Get to Know Your Rivals | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

In an interview, Cisco CEO John Chambers once remarked on his intimate knowledge of rival CEOs. He claimed that based on this insight he could anticipate their market moves one or even two steps in advance. four different strategies for keeping track of — and out-maneuvering — rivals.

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Pew Research Global Indicators Database

Pew Research Global Indicators Database | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

The Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project conducts public opinion surveys around the world on a broad array of subjects ranging from people's assessments of their own lives to their views about the current state of the world and important issues of the day. Nearly 400,000 interviews in 63 countries have been conducted as part of the project's work.

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Lowe's Tackles the Internet of Things--Starting With Your Pooch

Lowe's Tackles the Internet of Things--Starting With Your Pooch | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

The Internet of Things at home is just taking shape--but if the latest initiative out of Lowe's is any indication, that shape will soon have four legs, a wagging tail and a lot of fur. The flourishing world of home automation is now expanding to the pet world. With a swipe on your phone, a new smart pet door lets you control your pets' access to your home when you're out. The PetSafe pet door from Lowe's is among a series of new devices that the company introduced this week, all of which can be controlled on one single platform, Iris. With the Iris app installed on your smartphone, you can keep track of your puppy's movement when you are out shopping or working. Together with a collar sensor, the door also allows you to identify your own pet so that a neighbor's cat won't sneak in to steal food.

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I want one of these....

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5 Fundamental Truths of Competitive Intelligence Collection and Analysis (podcast)


Episode 69: – During this podcast we cover:

  • Why the written product is forever.
  • How the public segregates success and failure.
  • How to build credibility – the “equity meter” – over time.
  • The level of sophistication of your typical competitive intelligence “customer” in an organization.
  • When product output is “optional.”
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Air Force wants human-machine teams for ISR analysis

Technological improvements in data gathering might seem to make an analyst’s job easier, but sometimes it is the opposite—true signals are increasingly hidden among more and more noise. To deal with this novel problem, the Air Force has issued a presolicitation for innovated research concepts for Human-Machine Teaming for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Analysis. The goal is to advance the mission of the Air Force Research Lab’s Human Analyst Augmentation Branch, which seeks to develop, evaluate, test and transition integrated human-centric technology solutions for the community. Current research is too focused on systems-centric solutions and does not adequately address human issues, the Air Force said.

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Use a Brand Council to Help Steer Strategy

Use a Brand Council to Help Steer Strategy | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

David Packard, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard, once observed that “Marketing is too important to be left to the marketing people.” A more current corollary might be, “Brand-building is too important to be left to the brand people.” The historical role brands have played – serving as symbols to guarantee a certain level of quality or as images to attract attention – is no longer relevant or useful today. A brand can’t just be a promise; it must be a promise delivered. And brand stewardship can no longer be under the exclusive purview of marketing departments and brand managers.

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Beach Reading… Boardroom Style

Beach Reading… Boardroom Style | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it


As you pack your bags for a summer getaway to the beach, you might want to throw in a book (or two or three) to help cultivate your leadership acumen. .

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Intelligence audit: Planning and assessment of organizational intelligence systems

This paper presents a methodology to audit the functioning of an organizational intelligence system that covers all human, informational, technological and procedural elements involved.  The  authors propose the preference for an operational advisory audit, the operational principles, the procedures to define priority elements and aspects to be audited, the stages and the activities to be carried out, and the techniques and instruments for the collection and analysis of information. The intelligence audit makes it possible to identify the active elements and the relevant actions in the intelligence system and understand how they function within the framework of their relationships with the organization to which it belongs and its environment. The intelligence system should be audited by paying attention to strategic business processes and taking into account the organizational structure, procedures, culture and information behaviour involved. (academic)

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Winning the Big Ones: How Teams Capture Large Contracts: Michael o'guin, Kim Kelly (book)

Winning the Big Ones: How Teams Capture Large Contracts

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This book describes how capture teams pursue and win large contracts. While many companies understand their customers and their own products, they lack understanding of the competition. Competitive intelligence plays a vital role in wining. Large sales are always fiercely competitive. To win, top performers can deduce not only what their competitors will offer, but also what prices they will bid. The traditional sales process has no mechanism for collecting competitive intelligence or integrating it into the sales process.


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Great CEOs Keep Rivals Close

Maintain an edge over your competitors by building up intimate knowledge of how they think and act. If you were to box, wrestle, or race an opponent, you would get to know your competition's moves, weaknesses, tells, and strengths. Business is no different. Before starting a company, great CEOs study their rivals until they're able to predict their decisions and how their moves will affect the market. Leonard Fuld, president and founder of consulting firm Fuld & Company, interviewed current and former CEOs from a variety of industries. He writes in Harvard Business Review about the four distinct strategies executives use to outmaneuver their rivals. Below, check out the methods Fuld discovered.

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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, Today, 3:27 PM

Short, excellent article on how to track your competitor's leaders, and how to take effective action to maintain your company's competitive advantage at the executive level. Don't mimic the competitor. Look for their weaknesses and build your strengths where they are weak, and protect your assets that they might go after, such as your sales force.

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Introducing the GE Global Innovation Barometer.

Introducing the GE Global Innovation Barometer. | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Discover how the GE Global Innovation Barometer explores how the perception of innovation is changing in a complex, globalized environment. GE is at work on innovation. The GE Global Innovation Barometer identifies drivers and deterrents of innovation and analyzes perceptions around innovation. See what nearly 3100 business leaders in 25 countries had to say about their innovation strategy and decision making. Explore the site and download the survey data here. This data visualization is designed to help you explore relationships within the data.

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Competitive intelligence – capitalising on other brands’ weaknesses

Competitive intelligence – capitalising on other brands’ weaknesses | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Every brand has two vulnerabilities from an activity point of view: what it’s doing (because that makes its strategy more visible to its competitors) and what it’s not doing (because in failing to act, it generates opportunities for others to do so). Nothing startling there. But Derrick Daye mentioned something recently that I think we need to pay more attention to: the opportunities for “competitive intelligence” – understanding and responding to the underlying attitudes inside a rival brand and the implications of those dynamics competitively.

Here’s three examples of things to be looking for and some actions you could take.

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2014 Internet Trends Shaping Tomorrow’s Customer Experiences [SLIDESHARE]

2014 Internet Trends Shaping Tomorrow’s Customer Experiences [SLIDESHARE] | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it


The Slideshare below is a comprehensive compendium of trends provided by KPCB International and well worth a more detailed investigation but here are some key points that piqued interest on first viewing in the context of how digital shapes customer experience

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The World’s Most Innovative Countries 2014 -- INSEAD

The World’s Most Innovative Countries 2014 -- INSEAD | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
The Global Innovation Index is created by INSEAD, WIPO and Cornell University. It ranks 143 countries across 81 indicators. The full report with rankings data can be downloaded here. (also video)

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Haresh Patel's curator insight, July 25, 5:13 AM

Interesting study. And of top 10 Innovative countries, 7 are European!! Wonder, if cold weather is keeping people in-house for innovating more?

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The 2014 State of Digital Transformation

The 2014 State of Digital Transformation | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Altimeter Group’s second report on Digital Transformation. This new report is aimed at executives and digital strategists to help them (you) further understand the state of digital transformation as you plan your next steps and investments. Our new report is based on a survey we cast over the last year. Its goals were twofold: 1) to unearth where companies and supporting teams are in their metamorphic digital transformation efforts; and 2) also to capture a current snapshot for future comparison.

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FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's curator insight, July 25, 11:23 AM

Still need convincing? Scroll down to Benefits of Digital Transformation.

massimo scalzo's curator insight, July 27, 8:49 AM

Have a look at what the Digital Transformation has brought about ! Very Interesting !

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Bursting the Big Data Bubble: The Case for Intuition-Based Decision Making (book)

Bursting the Big Data Bubble: The Case for Intuition-Based Decision Making (book) | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Jay Liebowitz, editor. (From the preface.)The contributors emphasize the importance of applying intuition, gut feel, spirituality, experiential learning and insight as key factors in a executive’s decision-making process. As we get caught in the quagmire of big data and analytics, it is important to be able to reflect and apply insights, experience, and intuition as part of the executive and managerial decision-making process.


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Hey, remember that time Google accidentally made Skynet?

Hey, remember that time Google accidentally made Skynet? | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

 Google I/O, the company’s annual developer conference. . One of the most striking developments since last year’s conference, however, has very little to do with software: it’s Google’s devotion to exotic companies and hardware initiatives, which are usually connected to its highly secretive Google X skunkworks. Mountain View has made huge plays in robotics, artificial intelligence, balloon-based internet networks, and the connected home — and that’s just over the past 12 months. Watching the pieces fall into place, it’s hard to not see a certain pattern emerge

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Had fun reading this. It's fiction, right?

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The Database Tracking the World's News Could Predict Future Conflicts

The Database Tracking the World's News Could Predict Future Conflicts | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

The Global Database of Events, Languages, and Tones (GDELT), an open source online tool with over 250 million worldwide events logged since 1979 and counting, provides an accessible platform to monitor global news at the scale of Big Data. In other words, it makes world conflict (and other geopolitical events) computational, revealing new sets of data that could hold the key to predictive conflict analysis in the future. 

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Why I left a competitive intelligence leadership position in a large corporation to join a CI start-up

Why I left a competitive intelligence leadership position in a large corporation to join a CI start-up | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Hi. My name is Ed Allison and I am proud to join Mitch Emerson and the rest of the team as a managing partner at Compelligence.  People keep asking me, “Ed, why did you leave a great  competitive intelligence leadership role in a large corporation to join a CI start-up?”

My response to them usually revolves around the following things

  • Because competitive practices are becoming more critical for businesses
  • Because traditional techniques for competitive intelligence have failed
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The 7 principles of highly effective innovation culture change programs

The 7 principles of highly effective innovation culture change programs | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Nothing is more constant than change. Furthermore, the speed of change is accelerating. So for instance, the global knowledge is growing exponentially, disruptive megatrends are shaping the innovation agendas and new approaches for capturing value by innovation  are becoming mainstream. Thus, new realities for innovation management are emerging and firms are forced to change their innovation management ever faster. A large study from 2013 showed that only 1 in 2 major change programs succeed. In this 2-part article series, innovation-3’s Frank Mattes shares his deep experience in designing and implementing innovation culture change initiatives. You will find ideas and inspiration about how your firm can increase the chances for success in changing innovation culture.

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Monty Bell's curator insight, July 24, 7:06 PM

Spring 2015. Innovation is coming 

HUBMODE's curator insight, July 26, 8:22 AM

Un principe:agir en etre humain pour d'autres etres humains.

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Competitive landscape drives recent technology M&A deals

Competitive landscape drives recent technology M&A deals | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

After a lull in technology MA activity a slew of buyouts show channel firms shoring up resources expanding geographic reach and pushing into vertical markets. Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is picking up in the channel as companies look to strengthen skill sets in key technologies, geographies and vertical markets

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