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Shy of the Social Media Spotlight? Get Over It.

Shy of the Social Media Spotlight? Get Over It. | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

As a leader, you have to put yourself out there. The act of curation — not just creation — also positions you as someone credible, and has the added benefit of tightening your connections with other leaders in your field.

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Agility Is Within Reach

Agility Is Within Reach | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Many corporate leaders think their companies are agile. Surely, they assume, we possess that combination of speed, flexibility, nimbleness, and responsiveness that will enable us to turn on a dime as circumstances warrant. It often comes as a surprise, then, when a significant opportunity or challenge arises and the company can’t deliver.

What these leaders realize too late is that they are thinking about agility in a counterproductive way. In their view, agility is an end in itself, instead of a means to a more important end—sustainable competitive advantage. At one extreme are startups and other high-growth companies. They can, in effect, be too agile, chasing every potential opportunity without clear strategic goals. At the other end of the spectrum are large, incumbent companies, slowed by lethargic or timid corporate cultures, combined with rigid business processes and legacy information technology systems. The sweet spot lies somewhere in between.

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Boost Your Innovation Confidence

Boost Your Innovation Confidence | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it


Consumers are incredibly poor predictors of the next big thing. Their knee-jerk reaction to new technology is almost always to say they don’t need it and will never use it. For many company leaders, this creates a significant business challenge: They know they must drive change to stay competitive, yet they have no way to determine with confidence which moves will be successful. They bring in experts to provide vision, they do market research until they’ve exhausted the deviations three sigmas from the mean, and they analyze and plan—only to find themselves no more certain about which direction to pursue than when they started..

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Vesticor Advisors's curator insight, March 30, 10:39 PM

This is true ... Most companies bring in "experts" that all say the same thing.  "An expert is usually the one that will tell you that it will take a long time, and then charge you a lot for that time"

Patrick Wallace's curator insight, Today, 8:28 AM

Know your customers, understand new technologies, embrace failure, then take a leap of faith.

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World class CI success factors, webinar April 16

World class CI success factors, webinar April 16 | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Discover the success factors that make all the difference when building world class intelligence. GIA’s acclaimed 2012 global survey revealed that companies with world class market intelligence programmes grew shareholder value twice as fast , 20 times more profit, 27% greater decision efficiency and 12% bigger ROI than the rest of the global market. But what are the key success factors that enable world class organisations to achieve so much more?

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Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2015: McKinsey Global Survey results

Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2015: McKinsey Global Survey results | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
Most executives believe that global GDP will grow at the same rate this year as it did in 2014, according to McKinsey’s latest survey on economic conditions.1 At the regional level, though, the responses suggest less certainty. In China, executives are notably downbeat about their home economy. The largest shares believe that economic conditions have declined over the past six months—and that conditions will worsen still in the coming months. Elsewhere, respondents in Europe indicate that geopolitical instability is top of mind as a risk to both domestic and global growth, while executives outside Europe report emerging worries over potential debt defaults and the exit of countries from the eurozone.
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This chart reveals how much women make in every state compared to men

This chart reveals how much women make in every state compared to men | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

The average woman who works full-time still earns only 78 cents for every dollar the average man makes. While the wage gap is a national problem, certain states perform better than others when it comes to the gender earnings ratio.

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Which U.S. Companies Are Doing the Most R&D in China and India?

Which U.S. Companies Are Doing the Most R&D in China and India? | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Over 200 publicly listed American companies have R&D budgets that exceed $100 million annually. Which companies allocate the highest proportion of that budget to engineering in China and India, specifically? And what drives their success with these global engineering initiatives? To find out, we developed a measure and coined the term Global Engineering Intensity (GEI) as the ratio of the headcount of R&D staff in India plus China to a company’s current annual R&D expense. The count of R&D personnel for each company was obtained by queries on LinkedIn

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Big & Fast Data: The Rise of Insight-Driven Business | Capgemini

Big & Fast Data: The Rise of Insight-Driven Business | Capgemini | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it


 Insights at the Point of Action Will Redefine Competitiveness. We live in a fast-moving, complex world of increasingly connected people and connected things that are creating vast new digital footprints. To thrive, organizations need to make sense of this big and fast-moving data, to gain real-time access to powerful insights and deliver them at the point of action. But how are data-driven insights changing businesses? Where are organizations today and where are they going? We surveyed 1,000 C-level executives and senior decision makers in nine regions and nine industries to help us assess where the market is heading. 

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How is big, fast data changing the way your business operates?

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What Is Analytics Amplifying in Your Organization? MIT Sloan

What Is Analytics Amplifying in Your Organization? MIT Sloan | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

With the current attention to analytics, it is easy to forget that business processes are the core, not the analytics about them. Analytics is about making an organization do what it usually does, only better. Analytics amplifies. Data analysis helps organizations understand, predict and optimize by taking data — a collection of signals from underlying business processes — and magnifying it until managers can detect the business implications. Yet as promising as that may seem — and despite the considerable hype — analytical approaches are not a panacea, able to correct fundamental flaws with a sprinkle of mathematical fairy dust.

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CIA officers and FBI agents, meet your new partner: the analyst

CIA officers and FBI agents, meet your new partner: the analyst | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Because Analysts are becoming more and more of a coveted position in Washington. This was originally posted on NY Times by Scott Shane.
Call it the revenge of the nerds, Washington-style. The gun-toting F.B.I.agent and the swashbuckling C.I.A.undercover officer are being increasingly called upon to share their clout, their budgets and even their Hollywood glamour with the humble, desk-bound intelligence analyst.

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Dunkin’ CIO to Lead Corporate Strategy

Dunkin’ CIO to Lead Corporate Strategy | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
Jack Clare will play a more integral role in helping the company turn doughnuts into dollars. Along with leading the company’s IT department, he will now oversee the company’s long-term strategic planning process.
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Relearning the Art of Asking Questions

Relearning the Art of Asking Questions | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Because expectations for decision-making have gone from “get it done soon” to “get it done now” to “it should have been done yesterday,” we tend to jump to conclusions instead of asking more questions. And the unfortunate side effect of not asking enough questions is poor decision-making. That’s why it’s imperative that we slow down and take the time to ask more — and better — questions. At best, we’ll arrive at better conclusions. At worst, we’ll avoid a lot of rework later on.

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Data-Driven Decisions: Rethink Your Approach

Data-Driven Decisions: Rethink Your Approach | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Business planning based on BI and predictive analytics is still uncharted territory for many executives, particularly those without IT backgrounds. What complicates this process is that CEOs often feel that analytics are too complicated to incorporate into their workflow, and sometimes find them constraining rather than offering a range of options. These misconceptions and ideas around BI leads to an ironic challenge: The data is there to reduce the fear in decision-making, yet the inability to utilize it and the lack of trust in it perpetuates “go with your gut” as a standard business practice. This needs to change to promote better business practices that will truly show an impact on any company’s bottom line.

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Building an Advantaged Portfolio | Deloitte US

Building an Advantaged Portfolio | Deloitte US | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
One of the central objectives of corporate strategy is for executive management to think holistically about a company’s portfolio of businesses – conceiving and spearheading ways to make the aggregate value of a company’s holdings durable over time, and greater than the sum of its parts. This vital mission comprises two central questions: In which businesses should we participate? And, how do we create value within and across our businesses? In other words, where will we play and how will we win, at the portfolio level?
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Best of the visualisation web… February 2015

Best of the visualisation web… February 2015 | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
At the end of each month I pull together a collection of links to some of the most relevant, interesting or thought-provoking web content I’ve come across during the previous month. Here’s the latest collection from February 2015.
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Competitive intelligence skills and talent management

Competitive intelligence skills and talent management | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

For many years competitive intelligence skills were often seen to be valuable in only one position, that of a competitive intelligence professional. But over time we have been seeing CI skills expanding and becoming a core part of many different positions throughout the corporation. Talent acquisition is one of the more recent ones.

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Relearning the Art of Asking Questions

Relearning the Art of Asking Questions | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
Because expectations for decision-making have gone from “get it done soon” to “get it done now” to “it should have been done yesterday,” we tend to jump to conclusions instead of asking more questions. And the unfortunate side effect of not asking enough questions is poor decision-making. That’s why it’s imperative that we slow down and take the time to ask more — and better — questions. At best, we’ll arrive at better conclusions. At worst, we’ll avoid a lot of rework later on.
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CI Best Practices — what does it mean?

CI Best Practices — what does it mean? | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
Researching the topic of “Best Practices” in competitive intelligence produced some rather disappointing results. There were none that I considered insightful or professionally useful concerning the term.
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How CMOs and CROs Can Be Allies

How CMOs and CROs Can Be Allies | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) and Chief Risk Officers (CROs) may seem to have little in common. The CMO has historically focused on driving growth and brand engagement; the CRO has typically focused on safeguarding the bottom line and minimizing unwanted exposure. But the advent of Big Data, sophisticated modeling techniques, and robust algorithms are opening a door to cooperation and opportunities that have never been possible before.
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Fresh thinking on communicating with data (slides)

Fresh thinking on communicating with data (slides) | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

As many people like to have access to the slide content after each talk I don't mind at all sharing them. The focus of this talk is to give people a sense of the different aspects of data visualisation thinking. Separating thinking attributes from raw talent (design savvy, technical skills) I argue that these are fresh ways of thinking about data visualisation that can make such an enormous difference to your capabilities and output.

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Think Tank Review – Issue 22/2015

Think Tank Review – Issue 22/2015 | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Welcome to issue 22 of the Think Tank Review compiled by the EU Council Library. It gives a short abstract of papers published in February 2015, with a link to the full text. This month’s Review has a focus on external action and includes the CEPS/ Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung report on More Union in European defence, presented in Brussels on 9 March. Other relevant resources from the library were listed in our blog post on the event.

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A stakeholder management model for ethical decision making

his paper discusses the role of stakeholder management for improving ethical decision-making processes within organisations. It presents the key concepts and approaches developed within stakeholder theory and analyses their implications from a management perspective. The concept of ‘stakeholder corporation’ is introduced, and the need for effective engagement with stakeholders discussed under two different perspectives of stakeholder theory, namely the  instrumental  vs. the normative approach. In the conclusion,a ten-step model for stakeholder management is presented as a ‘management tool’ that could be applied to improve decision-making processes within any organisation, by enabling managers to identify and respond to legitimate stakeholder's interests. 

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The art of intelligence - simulations

The art of intelligence - simulations | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
In his Foreword to The Art of Intelligence, Jan Goldman explains that he established the Security and Professional Intelligence Education Series (SPIES) in 2006 because so few books were then available to the general public on the education or training of intelligence analysts and operators. Despite the recent proliferation of those books, Goldman is concerned that most still reflect a bias toward “speaking” about, rather than “doing,” intelligence. This latest volume in the SPIES series bucks that trend.

Differentiating the art from the science of intelligence, in this anthology, befalls to Julian Richards, founder of University of Buckingham’s (UK) Center for Security and Intelligence Studies. He asks, rhetorically: how can intelligence not be an art, since it is a profoundly human enterprise, dependent .on best-guess judgments, necessarily influenced by cultural and other biases, Yet science is required as well, especially the study of human behavior and epistemology, information technology ranging from collection to databasing and presentation, and all manner of analytical techniques that owe their ubiquity mostly to Richards Heuer and Sherman Kent.
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Who do you compete with? The answer is not obvious -- Gartner

Who do you compete with? The answer is not obvious -- Gartner | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Actually, your competition may have nothing to do with your business. Your competition are the disrupters: new technologies that come racing around the curve at you, the entrants that challenge your fundamental business assumptions.

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Technological Forecasting & Strategic Planning

Technological Forecasting & Strategic Planning | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
Recognizing that technological change is a principal driver of competition, an important concern of corporate CEOs and Chief Technology Officers (CTO) is managing the firm's technology development or acquisition effort to support overall company objec­tives. Given the accelerating pace of technological progress, managing this effort is becoming increasingly difficult but also increas­ingly important. Not too long ago, much of this discussion centered on the question of whether a firm's technology strategy should be predominantly market-pull or technology push. But, it is more than that. It is as basic as deciding what business(es) the firm is in now and determining those in which it should participate in the future.
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Valerie MacLeod's curator insight, March 26, 7:37 PM

When scanning the future environment, technology is always a big piece. 

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Why Group Brainstorming Is a Waste of Time

Why Group Brainstorming Is a Waste of Time | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
Osborn famously claimed that brainstorming should enhance creative performance by almost 50% versus individuals working on their own. Yet after six decades of independent scientific research, there is very little evidence for the idea that brainstorming produces more or better ideas than the same number of individuals would produce working independently. In fact, a great deal of evidence indicates that brainstorming actually harms creative performance, resulting in a collective performance loss that is the very opposite of synergy.
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