Strategy and Comp...
Follow
Find
65.8K views | +5 today
Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
onto Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

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

Bonnie Hohhof's insight:

listed as a disruptive trend

more...
Pedro Barbosa's curator insight, December 14, 2012 12:57 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 9:54 AM

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

Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

Revisiting an Old Standard – 80% of Technical Information is Found Only in Patents

Revisiting an Old Standard – 80% of Technical Information is Found Only in Patents | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

It is one of those old statistical measures that most of us take for granted – 80% of the information in patents is never published anywhere else. Information professionals have been saying this for years and, for the most part, many of us in the patent information profession have simply taken this a true statement. In fact, if questioned, this is one of those statistics that people have used for so long most aren’t even sure where it originated from, or what proof there is for it. Such was the case when this question was raised recently on the Patent Information User Group’s (PIUG) discussion forum. The post elicited a number of relevant comments, and is worth reading for historical perspective on the statistic

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

3 Innovative Methods to Battle Leadership Blind Spots

3 Innovative Methods to Battle Leadership Blind Spots | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
The concept of not knowing what you don't know has gotten its fair share of attention. Here are three practices that can lead to crucial discoveries.

"A disruptive question, as defined by [Christensen], is one that someone else [e.g. an upstart competitor] is asking that you aren't," he says. "And the higher you go in a company, the harder it can be to uncover you don't know what you don't know."  Gregersen believes business leaders are blind to the questions they should be asking for two reasons; 1. In most organizations, you get promoted not for asking questions but for providing answers. You advance by voicing the glib sound bites, not the edgy hypotheticals: 2. Once you ascend to the CEO seat, there are barriers precluding your interaction with anyone who might nag you with those hypotheticals.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

Forget the Strategy PowerPoint

Forget the Strategy PowerPoint | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

I have for decades watched CEOs and other executives try to explain a corporate strategy to a small group of senior managers or to a much larger group of staff. For the most part, it has not been a pretty sight. In the case of senior managers, I usually hear 3 or 4 different interpretations of what the boss said, or disagreements about what they thought he or she said. In either case, no alignment at the top. In the case of a larger group of staff, often many people look on blankly during the presentation. They may appreciate a CEO’s willingness to share crucial plans. But because they don’t have the context or experience, they can’t even begin to understand what is being thrown at them in a thick PowerPoint deck. And what they do see certainly doesn’t make them want to get up in the morning and come to work.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

What Makes the Best Infographics So Convincing

What Makes the Best Infographics So Convincing | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

A great infographic is an instant revelation. It can compress time and space.  It can illuminate patterns in massive amounts of data. 

These intriguing revelations come from a short trip around The Best American Infographics, 2013. Spend serious time poring over graphs, pie charts, bar charts, flow charts, timelines, interactive diagrams, maps, cut-away diagrams, and narrative illustrations, as Gareth Cook did to compile the collection, and you’ll come away with more than your share of these mind-bending moments – and a wide-ranging view of what infographics can do. A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, Cook is a regular contributor to NewYorker.com and Scientific American Mind. The most compelling infographics, he says, mine relationships among overlooked variables to tell you something unexpected and get you thinking.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

How To Analyze Black Swans

How To Analyze Black Swans | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Black swans, we are told, are both rare and dramatic.  They exist but they are so uncommon that no one would predict that the next swan they would see would be a black one.  The black swan has become a metaphor for the limits of the forecasting sciences.  At its best, it is a warning against overconfidence in intelligence analysis.  At its worst (and far too often it is at its worst), the black swan is an excuse for not having wrung every last bit of uncertainty out of an estimate before we make it. One thing does seem clear, though:  We can have all the information and structured analytic techniques we want but we can’t do a damn thing in advance about true black swan events.  They are, by definition, unpredictable.

Or are they?.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

What Big Data Can Do for the Legal Industry [VIDEO]

What Big Data Can Do for the Legal Industry [VIDEO] | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

In this interview, Michigan State Associate Professor of Law Daniel Martin Katz speaks about the future of Big Data in the legal field. There are several ways that Big Data can help the legal industry. Ranging from using data to improve client acquisition and retention to using predictive analytics in order to become better lawyers and predict case outcomes.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

Smart is Dumb, and..

Smart is Dumb, and.. | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Good information is critical to success, whatever your decision-making endeavor - military, negotiations, strategy, marketing, sales... And, it requires careful planning to obtain, and validate.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

Why You Have to Generate Your Own Data

Why You Have to Generate Your Own Data | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

How will you make your most persuasive case? Inside most companies, the natural tendency is to marshal as much data as possible. Get the analyst reports that show market trends. Build a detailed spreadsheet promising a juicy return on corporate investment. Create a dense PowerPoint document demonstrating that you really have done your homework. Assembling and interpreting data is fine. Please do it. But it’s hard to make a purely analytical case for a highly innovative idea because data only shows what has happened, not what might happen.

If you really want to make the case for an innovative idea, then you need to go one step further.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

UVU professor named best in state - Paul Dishman

UVU professor named best in state - Paul Dishman | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Paul Dishman, chairman of the business marketing department at Utah Valley University’s Woodbury School of Business, has been named the 2014 Best of State College/University Teacher. The Best of State Awards recognize outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah.
He is a past president of Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP), and international society based in Alexandria, Va., and has been named a Fellow of the society.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

How To Use Law Firm Intelligence To Create A Sustainable Advantage

How To Use Law Firm Intelligence To Create A Sustainable Advantage | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

What do extraordinary law firms and legal recruiters have that other, less successful businesses don’t? A sustainable competitive advantage. A sustainable competitive advantage is an advantage that you have over competitors that cannot be easily copied and that can be maintained over an extended period of time. But how do you develop and keep this type of advantage using competitive intelligence? Below are a few strategies:.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

How To Get An Intelligence Job Using LinkedIn

How To Get An Intelligence Job Using LinkedIn | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Most job seekers are very familiar with job related search engines such as Monster or Indeed or, among intel professionals, sites such as USAJobs.  One of the most effective and efficient websites for finding a job, however, is LinkedIn, and it is surprising how many job hunters fail to take advantage of its powerful tools for searching and applying for intel related jobs.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

8 Ways To Build And Use The New Breed Of Data-Driven Applications

8 Ways To Build And Use The New Breed Of Data-Driven Applications | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

These solutions use algorithmic data mining on your own data and often on external third party data accessible by cloud ecosystems and APIs. Data Driven Solutions make predictions about business functions, prescribe what to do next, and in many cases take action autonomously. Trained analysts are not required to query databases. Instead, business users get answers directly from the software. These answers typically feed seamlessly into the flow of business activity, often invisibly. While this distinction may seem subtle, I believe it is fundamental and disruptive, and represents the future of software.  ...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

Why Great Speakers Are Like Yoda, Not Luke Skywalker

Why Great Speakers Are Like Yoda, Not Luke Skywalker | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

When you have an opportunity to present, you tend to start to processing information from your own perspective. Usually, it’s all about the information you want to give, instead of being about the information the audience wants to receive. You need to spend an enormous amount of time thinking about what the audience wants to receive.  You need to really think through who you’re talking to, and how to make a deep connection with them. Then you need to create content that supports that.

Think: How do I want the audience to change? If they spend an hour with me, how do I want them transformed? Then everything you create needs to support that transformation in them.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

Harnessing Quant Power

Harnessing Quant Power | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it


A new book by Thomas H.Davenport and Jinho Kim says that if we can’t turn all the data we’re swimming in into better decision making through quantitative analytics, “we are both wasting data and probably creating suboptimal performance.”   Keeping Up with the Quants “is geared toward executives who are not themselves analytics experts but whose jobs increasingly require them to understand and deal with those who have such expertise, both inside and outside their organizations,” writes Hayashi. The book outlines a framework for how to think like a quantitative analyst (“quant” is shorthand for the analysts who use stats to help solve business puzzles). The framework has three steps: “framing the problem,” “solving the problem” and “communicating and acting on results.”

more...
David Knowles-Leak 's curator insight, Today, 3:05 AM

The world needs Quants

Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

Constructing Cassandra in paperback

Constructing Cassandra in paperback | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
If you were waiting for the paperback edition of Constructing Cassandra to order your copy, now’s your chance:  Amazon is accepting pre-orders for $26.96 here.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

Guy Kawasaki's Secrets to Influencing Anyone (Infographic)

Guy Kawasaki's Secrets to Influencing Anyone (Infographic) | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
Here's how to influence others, while maintaining your trustworthiness.
In his book, "How to Achieve Enchantment," Silicon Valley business advisor Guy Kawasaki explains how you can influence others while doing it ethically.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

How to Blend Market Research with Competitive Intelligence

When I began integrating market research with CI, I thought, “How can you merge market research with something as granular as CI?”

Through trial and error, I found ways to sift through larger amounts of raw market research data and uncover some valuable CI. Then I began adding focus groups and physician interviews. Now I am learning to integrate patient satisfaction research with CI. I also learned that blending MR with CI helps corroborate findings of one source with the other to provide an even greater understanding of the market.

To market researchers, CI can give you answers to some questions that traditional research is unable to address. To CI providers, market research is the older sibling. Y.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

If the Robots Kill Us, It's Because It's Their Job

If the Robots Kill Us, It's Because It's Their Job | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

For the most part, we want machines to operate exactly this way.  The problem, by Omohundro’s logic, is that we can’t appreciate the obsessive devotion of a computer program to the thing it’s programed to do. 

Put simply, robots are utility function junkies. 

Even the smallest input that indicates that they’re performing their primary function better, faster, and at greater scale is enough to prompt them to keep doing more of that regardless of virtually every other consideration. t...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

5 Essentials Your Business Plan Probably Lacks

5 Essentials Your Business Plan Probably Lacks | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

A brilliant strategy and flawless tactical execution aren't enough. You've got to plan for the human side of things.

So you've got a killer strategy that's ready for customers, competitors, and possible disruptive technology. And you've created and are executing to a plan that harnesses big data for logistics, supply chain, and distribution. Success is inevitable, right? Wrong. You'll be a flash in the proverbial pan if you neglect five essential, nonanalytic, humanistic factors, according to Rich Karlgaard in his new book The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

To Create Change, Leadership Is More Important Than Authority

To Create Change, Leadership Is More Important Than Authority | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

The problem is that, while authority can compel action, it does little to inspire belief.  It’s not enough to get people to do what you want, they also have to want what you want — or any change is bound to be short lived. That’s why change management efforts commonly fail.  All too often, they are designed to carry out initiatives that come from the top.  When you get right down to it, that’s really the just same thing as telling people to do what you want, albeit in slightly more artful way.  To make change really happen, it doesn’t need to be managed, but empowered. That’s the difference between authority and leadership.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

Beyond Technology: How Enterprise Intelligence Supports Business Strategy

Our last post introduced the concept of enterprise intelligence (EI), the CIOs answer to business intelligence (BI). EI is a relatively new concept in the world of strategic technologyplanning and the more we explore it, the more opportunity we see for its applicability beyond technology and into other parts of the C-suite.

This post takes a look at how change affects strategic business planning, and the role EI plays in mitigating risks in a climate driven by constant and rapid change.

...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

The 11 Worst Body Language Mistakes Professionals Make

The 11 Worst Body Language Mistakes Professionals Make | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it


Your body language determines how people perceive you.

When dealing with the business world, it’s especially important that you’re aware of your body language. Your nonverbal cues and gestures can make or break relationships, and may have a significant impact on your success. Here are 11 common body language mistakes employees make:


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

Is Mindset Block a Lack of Listening?

Is Mindset Block a Lack of Listening? | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

There are many reasons people don’t listen well. We aren’t trained on listening from childhood with the competition that seems to thrive in the classroom for the best answer, to be the best, often at the expense of the other students. Sometimes we don’t listen since we’re scared. We are trying to appear confident and assertive and miss others’ perspectives in the process.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Hohhof
Scoop.it!

How To Create Better Looking Competitive Intelligence Reports

How To Create Better Looking Competitive Intelligence Reports | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

CI digest reports can often be too text heavy or produced in report templates that are stuck in a rut. If the CI report is bland it’s hard for your data to paint the right picture or attract attention from the C-Suite. We’ve compiled a list of a few simple tools that can help you make your CI digest look like it was designed by pros..

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Hohhof from Big Data and Analytics in Marketing
Scoop.it!

30 Simple Tools For Data Visualization

30 Simple Tools For Data Visualization | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

There have never been more technologies available to collect, examine, and render data. Here are 30 different notable pieces of data visualization software good for any designer's repertoire. They're not just powerful; they're easy to use. In fact, most of these tools feature simple, point-and-click interfaces, and don’t require that you possess any particular coding knowledge or invest in any significant training. Let the software do the hard work for you.


Via Henning Wallmeier
more...
No comment yet.