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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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The New and Improved Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015! Now Featuring a Lockbox

The New and Improved Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015! Now Featuring a Lockbox | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it


On July 31, 2015, TSW continued our reporting of the continuing saga of Congress’ attempts to establish a federal right of civil action for trade secrets misappropriation by covering the introduction of the “Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015” (“2015 DTSA”). The 2015 DTSA was introduced in identical form in the House (H.R. 3326) by Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) and in the Senate (S. 1890) by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT). In prior posts, we covered the introduction of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2014 in both the House (the “2014 House Bill”) and the Senate and outlined the differences between the two, noting that the 2014 House Bill was much more protective of defendants facing ex parte seizure orders.

The 2015 DTSA follows in the footsteps of the 2014 House Bill, not only maintaining these protections, but augmenting them, particularly with adding new and improved security features for a party’s trade secrets and confidential information. Here’s a summary of the new protections and restrictions added to the 2015 DTSA as compared to the 2014 House Bill..

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Long-range Intelligence?

Long-range Intelligence? | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

I am not a great believer in using CI to develop long-range intelligence reports. Why? The first reason is that such a program can be costly and worse, difficult to justify, from a cost-benefit position.

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Some Pig! Competitive intelligence

Some Pig! Competitive intelligence | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

In CI, what happens is when we research things, we often have to look over a broad area, and, at first, determine what is likely to be important and what unimportant.  This is where, initially, misdirection can set in.  Now here, I’m not dealing with misdirection that is purposeful by the targets, although that can happen as well.  What I’m dealing with is misdirection because of your focus..

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Three Steps To Avoid Squandering Emerging Market M&As - Forbes

Three Steps To Avoid Squandering Emerging Market M&As - Forbes | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) usually fail. For decades, research has shown a failure rate of at least half, and more recent studies suggest the number is upwards of 80 percent. Yet corporate boards and executives continue to pursue acquisitions with almost reckless abandon. Despite years of M&A “experts” warning that deals ought to be done differently, things haven’t changed. The failure rate remains embarrassingly high. Perhaps the problem lies with the companies doing the deals. Blame cannot fall solely on researchers for poor market intelligence, accountants for bad WACC calculations or lawyers for bad deal structures. Deal failure often comes down to simple corporate hubris – companies think they know how to do acquisition deals when they really don’t.

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Why Big Data Alone Is An Inadequate Source Of Customer Intelligence

Why Big Data Alone Is An Inadequate Source Of Customer Intelligence | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
Many companies are trying to figure out what value big data can give them, and how to gather, mine and make sense of it. Unfortunately, big data can present several challenges within a company, which is why most big data projects fail. More importantly, however, smart companies are starting to figure out that big data alone isn’t a sufficient source of customer intelligence.
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What are people around the world drinking?

What are people around the world drinking? | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it


When people aren’t quenching their thirst with water, they’re probably drinking something else. And what they choose can have a sizable impact on their health. For that reason, nutrition experts closely monitor the consumption of various beverages. Thanks to a comprehensive new study, we now have one of the most far-reaching data dives into how consumption of these different beverage groups varies around the world. The research draws from survey data of hundreds of thousands of people around the globe, spanning 187 countries. And it’s pretty telling.

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GIS mildogg32's curator insight, August 26, 8:47 PM

This article talks about three different types of drinks; sugary sodas, fruit juice, and milk, and how much of each is drank on a daily basis. Harvard did an analysis of what drinks are more popular/where they are more popular and found that Caribbean nations love sodas (perhaps leading to their obesity rates), fruit juice is adored by people in the Western Hemisphere, and milk is the main drink of Sweden & Norway. Other information found was that the amount of soda drank per day tends to decrease as you get older, whereas milk is the exact opposite. Personally, I think that this is fascinating. It never really occurred to me that people in China tend not to drink soda or fruit juice and that African countries do not drink all that much fruit juice. This connects globally as it shows global trends and how availability of certain things affect how much is drank. It is really cool how perhaps these trends can be related to culture, as America (a more developed, commercialized country) has such a high soda number, and Italy (a nation with incredibly fresh and healthy food) drinks little to no soda. These studies really show global waves and make so generalizations about certain areas that I never would have thought of. 

Abdula Aziz Al Ghurair's curator insight, August 28, 9:31 AM
Fine Dining

Having usual itself in New York City, Junoon has opened its second location in Dubai, knocked out the alert eye of seasoned restaurateur Rajesh Bhardwaj.

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The Reason Smart People Sometimes Struggle with “Aha” Moments

The Reason Smart People Sometimes Struggle with “Aha” Moments | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Having a high working memory capacity (WMC) generally helps with problem-solving by allowing us to avoid distractions, pull up relevant information, and complete multiple steps in a complex task. But not all problems benefit from that approach. Previous research has shown that people with high WMC will choose problem-solving strategies that play to their strengths, adding more steps and complexity to the process than are strictly necessary — or efficient..

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Telling Data’s Story With Graphics - MIT Sloan

Telling Data’s Story With Graphics - MIT Sloan | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Experiments with graphic presentation of data are making it easier for sales people to see how they’re performing right in the field, according to Joseph D. Bruhin, chief information officer of Constellation Brands.

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The new consumer workforce | Accenture Outlook

The new consumer workforce | Accenture Outlook | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

In this video, Jill Goldstein-managing director of Accenture Global Talent & HR BPO-talks about how workforce expectations have been influenced by consumer expectations, and why companies should proactively anticipate and meet those consumer-based expectations.

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Participant Questions From the Recent “Internet of Things” Webinar - Sloan/MIT

Participant Questions From the Recent “Internet of Things” Webinar - Sloan/MIT | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

On July 30th, 2015, we held a free, live webinar on “Managing Data in the Age of the Internet of Things.” If you missed the webinar live, the recorded version is available for online viewing or download the presentation (PDF).  At the end of the webinar, many participants asked questions. Unfortunately, time ran short, and we didn’t have time to answer them all during the webinar itself. Instead, we’ll answer some of the most popular questions here. We’ve paraphrased some of the questions to provide context, combine similar questions, and anonymize them.

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Six winning strategies for growth in consumer packaged goods - Accenture

Six winning strategies for growth in consumer packaged goods - Accenture | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it


To stay relevant in the changing consumer landscape, businesses must pivot their focus to reinvesting savings to drive growth. Reducing costs is a critical activity—but it isn’t the only way to build an offensive edge in today’s competitive marketplace. To stay relevant, stable and strong in the changing consumer/channel landscape, consumer goods companies must pivot their focus to reinvesting savings to drive growth. From our experience working with various clients, we have developed six strategies for CPG companies to pivot their focus from taking costs out, to achieving more sustainable growth.

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Design Thinking + Business Model Innovation

Design Thinking + Business Model Innovation | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
There has been a lot of buzz around designing new and innovative business models. But what does it mean to design a new business model? How do you apply design thinking to business model innovation?
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When Strategy and Values Collide

When Strategy and Values Collide | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Family-owned companies have entrenched cultures and values. Outsiders are needed to balance such firms, but they must tread very carefully.

Family businesses, like all for-profit organisations, are driven by values related to competition, wealth, responsibility, fairness and hard work. These values are built up over generations and the cultural background of the family also has a lot to do with the behaviour of family business owners. In India, for example, family actions often lead to business actions. Counterbalancing these family values about love, cohesion, self-esteem and caring are economic priorities. “As a company we have believed in the same values for 125 years, even though we have changed the business every five years,” said Whitney MacMillan, the last family CEO of Cargill. But it wasn’t always so easy for Cargill.

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Acquiring and Managing Competitive Information

Acquiring and Managing Competitive Information | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Nobody’s business operates in a vacuum. Your company is surrounded by a network of clients, vendors, collaborators and competitors. Everyone in that network has their own challenges that they’re dealing with. Some of it won’t impact you and some of it will. The key is to maintain awareness of the world outside your own little bubble.

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A Red-Hot Tesla Burns Rubber on Consumer Reports

A Red-Hot Tesla Burns Rubber on Consumer Reports | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

The Tesla Model S P85D sedan just broke the Consumer Reports rating system. By definition, a car can’t exceed a score of 100 on the road test. But after the P85D racked up a score of 103, Consumer Reports was forced to create a new benchmark for the system and overhaul the ratings process.

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100 Missions d’Intelligence Economique - 100 missions of Competitive Intelligence

100 Missions d’Intelligence Economique - 100 missions of Competitive Intelligence | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Le livre 100 missions d”Intelligence Economique d’Inès Elhias et Nicolas Moinet est paru aux éditions l’Harmattan. Ce livre qui sera très utile aux ETI, PME et PMI, présente 100 missions diversifiées d’Intelligence Economique. suit ensuite un  chapitre présentant quelques clés  pour aborder l’Intelligence Economique, suivi  par une série d’Interview (Philippe Clerc, Christian Harbulot, Thomas Ollivier, Sandra Martin, Bernard Carayon, Aline Hurault, Henri Dou). Une dernière partie présente le Master d’Intelligence Economique de l’Université de Poitiers.

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Here's the best way to tell if someone's lying, according to science

Here's the best way to tell if someone's lying, according to science | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Humans are notoriously poor lie detectors. In scientific experiments, our accuracy levels are only slightly greater than chance — and sometimes lower. The problem is that most of these experiments focus on people's ability to spot untruths on their own. What would happen if people pooled their cognitive resources and worked together to suss out dishonesty?

That's the premise of new research led by Nadav Klein, a doctoral student at the University of Chicago, and Nicholas Epley, Ph.D., a professor there. The study found that groups are significantly better at detecting white and high-stakes lies than individuals are.

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Threats: Strategic vs. tactical intelligence

Threats: Strategic vs. tactical intelligence | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

This episode of Discover Performance Weekly takes a look at the differences between tactical and strategic intelligence, and how together they can provide an actionable path in today’s threat landscape. Ted Ross, director of threat intelligence at HP Security Research, talks with Chip Witt, senior product manager at HP Threat Central, about marrying tactical and strategic intelligence to create intelligence that’s actionable.

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5 key growth areas in nanomedicine

5 key growth areas in nanomedicine | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Traditionally, medicines are small molecules that target one or more biological pathways. Futuristic nanomedicines, however, are combinations of drugs and materials (natural or synthetic), at the size range of 100-1000 nm – a thousand of them lined up in a row are roughly the diameter of a human hair. These materials, usually synthetic or natural polymers and lipids, are often used to package hydrophobic drugs and make them more soluble. These tiny “packets” of drug-filled nanoparticles travel in the bloodstream and unload the drugs at sites of disease. Among the many inspiring innovations taking place in nanomedicine, here are five areas that we believe will experience significant growth in the years to come.

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The False Promise of the Single Metric

The False Promise of the Single Metric | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Managers and boards are often pushed by investors, fund managers, and analysts to focus intently on a single measure of success, such as shareholder value or profit, and then they do everything they can to maximize it. As a result, they tend to overlook other important measures — for instance, customer satisfaction, employee motivation, and supplier support — and their narrow view of the organization can do long-term damage

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Eloquens's curator insight, August 26, 6:18 PM

Don't try and find the magic bullet metric!

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Survey of Global Executives Reveals Business Threat of Poor Risk Oversight

Survey of Global Executives Reveals Business Threat of Poor Risk Oversight | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it


Businesses are putting themselves in danger by neglecting or avoiding formal risk management processes, according to a new study by the Enterprise Risk Management Initiative at North Carolina State University on behalf of the London-based Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). The report’s authors consulted more than 1,300 executives worldwide, and found that 70 percent felt their risk management process was not “mature.” Just 40 percent are satisfied with the reporting of information about top risk exposures to senior management.

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Six tips for speeding up decision-making at your organization - Turn competitive intelligence insights into action

Six tips for speeding up decision-making at your organization - Turn competitive intelligence insights into action | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Improve intelligence decision-making through these tips. With the increasing speed of change taking place in the business environment, it is now more important than ever for companies to accelerate decision-making to stay ahead of the competition. Strategic decision-making is the top-rated purpose of market intelligence insights, according to 96% of respondents in the Market Intelligence Trends 2020 survey by M-Brain.

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Herding Cats: Decision Making Means Making Inferences

Herding Cats: Decision Making Means Making Inferences | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Decision making in the presence of uncertainty is standard management practice in all business and technical domains. From business investment decision, to technical choices for project work. 

Making decisions in the presence of uncertainty means making probabilistic inferences from the information available to the decision maker.

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Piketty: New Thoughts on Capital in the 21st Century - TED talk

French economist Thomas Piketty caused a sensation in early 2014 with his book on a simple, brutal formula explaining economic inequality: r > g (meaning that return on capital is generally higher than economic growth).  Here, he talks through the massive data set that led him to conclude: Economic inequality is not new, but it is getting worse, with radical possible impacts.

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Analyzing worldwide patent filings over the last 20 years

Analyzing worldwide patent filings over the last 20 years | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Analyzing patent filing trends at a macro level provides key insights on technology, and business competence across industries and sectors. Analysis of domestic patenting activity helps give a picture of the research and technological development being done in a country while an increase in foreign applicant filings in a particular domain can indicate the existence of a large market for the technology. Gridlogics has released a new PatSeer report covering trend analysis of worldwide patent filings over the last 20 years. In this report Gridlogics has analyzed worldwide patent filings across different patenting authorities.

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