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Social media trends that are colliding in 2013

Social media trends that are colliding in 2013 | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
Some interesting trends are colliding that will have vast implications for the way we work, live and think. A few prognostications for the coming year
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Competitive intelligence & why I’m disappointed with myself on LinkedIn

And this is where LinkedIn has been clever, they have recognised this innate desire most of us have to be recognised and tapped right into it with ‘How you rank for profile views‘ However, this feature is more than just a talent competition, if you are a serious LinkedIn user, it represents an opportunity for you to really understand what your competition is doing, why they are coveting your clients and it allows you the opportunity to model their approach or take a different path – in short, it provides you with competitive intelligence that you’d struggle to obtain from any other source.

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Competitive intelligence and small businesses

Competitive intelligence and small businesses | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

In other words (my words), SMEs are inherently resistant to processes, including CI, that purport to offer them more information, more data, more to do, etc. To them, and to others, CI should be offering not more, but better – better information, better data, and actionable results.

It is the role of CI’s advocates, therefore, to make their case to SMEs in terms other than merely “you need more [good] information/intelligence and CI can provide that”.

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EY Global technology M&A update: 2Q14 highlights

EY Global technology M&A update: 2Q14 highlights | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Technology M&A reports suggest an emerging “sense and respond” economy, along with record-setting volume of global transactions. We saw a record-setting volume of global technology M&A transactions in 2Q14.Strategic deals, large and small, targeted technologies that empower human activity. This activity is being conducted via mobile devices, which include more ways to detect and share information. Additionally, the devices offer more ways to analyze that activity, anticipate it and respond to it, particularly through advertising and marketing channels. In short, 2Q14 technology dealmaking sets the stage for emerging economies comprised of omnipresent digital environments, sensing and responding to human activity and interests.

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Supply Chain Business Intelligence Is More Than Just Technology

Supply Chain Business Intelligence Is More Than Just Technology | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
Successful implementation of Supply Chain Business Intelligence requires more than just a technology platform. The physical implementation of the BI software by the IT department is usually successful, however, there is more to BI than just the software.
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The 2 Big Dangers to Using Big Data

Big data can help you make better decisions but creativity and intuition are usually more valuable. Every question contains an implicit "frame" that predefines the answer you'll get. That's certainly true when asking questions of humans and doubly true when asking questions of data.

If the question that you ask of data is fundamentally flawed, you'll get an answer that's worse than useless. It's not just "garbage in, garbage out." It's "garbage question in, toxic waste out."

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Risky Business -- strategy+business

Risky Business -- strategy+business | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it


A new book argues that the dangers of risk aversion often outweigh the risk of making mistakes. Indeed, when it comes to decision making and risk, the real problem isn’t so much making mistakes, but rather the fear of making mistakes. “Risk aversion is closely tied to the anxiety of making errors,” Gigerenzer writes. When that anxiety is embedded in an organization’s culture, it promotes “defensive decision making”—decisions that seem to offer protection against negative consequences, but can result in suboptimal outcomes and greater risk exposure.

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What Competitors Are Using to Track Your Every Move

What Competitors Are Using to Track Your Every Move | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
Following the old adage of keeping your enemies closer, they’re monitoring everything – from your company’s blog articles to customer tweets about your products or services. In many cases, they’re even tracking entire company websites and receiving email alerts or phone notifications when website changes indicate you’ve entered a new market or industry, among a slew of other things. Spooky, right? No, it’s called competitive intelligence technology and it’s becoming mainstream across all markets and industries.

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Facts & Figures of the 2014 Inc. 5000

We've poked, prodded, sized, and weighed all of the companies within the Inc. 5000. Here's a snapshot of how America's businesses are doing.
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Ten things a good map can teach you about strategy

Ten things a good map can teach you about strategy | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

There are copious definitions of strategy from numerous pundits in the field - some definitions reminiscent of everything and the kitchen sink.

 Strategy is relatively new, where it has progressed over the years, following one of two paths: simplification or complication. Kenneth Andrews, was an American academic who, along with Igor Ansoff (of Ansoff Matrix fame) and Alfred D. Chandler, are credited with founding the concept of modern business strategy. One would expect Andrew's definition to be somewhat broad, as this was a new field. And it is. However, I have seen its unfortunate use by some universities today where it is used as the standard definition of strategy. It is not - it is the first definition to emerge in a new field.
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How to Spot the Garbage in News

How to Spot the Garbage in News | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

There are some useful, easily learned skills that can help you read news and financial reports.  The key to active reading is finding the basis for any factual assertion to determine if it is logically valid or not. As you can tell from the exercise above, many of the statements by those cited in that article are not. Data provides a start for understanding market events. But without context, we lose meaning. Lacking that, the alternative is often assumptions, myths and bias.

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Thought Leadership Is The New Strategy For Corporate Growth - Forbes

Thought Leadership Is The New Strategy For Corporate Growth - Forbes | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it


Thought leadership is clearly a different type of growth strategy for corporations. Consulting and service companies – such as McKinsey, PwC, Deloitte, IBM and others – have been at the forefront of thought leadership. Corporations must now begin to assess, package and share their own best practices, knowledge-sets, case studies and highly skilled and talented leaders to serve as value-added resources to fuel business growth.

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Global Threat Intelligence -- PwC

Global Threat Intelligence -- PwC | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Driving strategic decision-making informed by the threat environment -- PwC's Strategic Threat Management Group projecting our global threat intelligence capability into new markets daily.. Identifying emerging threats requires a dedicated, enterprise-wide intelligence capability (2 slides).

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Disrupting B2B Markets Does Not Happen Overnight

Disrupting B2B Markets Does Not Happen Overnight | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Market disruption.
Those two words are extremely powerful and a goal for many technology providers.   Successfully disrupting existing markets give you an opportunity to rewrite the rules, create new categories, and drive tremendous growth. To truly disrupt markets, John’s research found that  three patterns of buying must occur.  The first is true of all technologies-competitive, i.e. simply competing for business against others in the market for buyer projects.   The second two, however, are less common and when both occur, you truly have a disruptive product.

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Talent Mapping = Sourcing + Competitive Intelligence

Talent Mapping = Sourcing + Competitive Intelligence | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

These Maps serve as pipelines for repeated recruitment requests – but with the additional quality that they cover pretty much everyone for an industry/location/seniority/job title combination. Because of that, Maps also serve as a source of Competitive Intelligence. They provide: full identification of competitors; their locations (i.e. where the talent is/isn’t); “mapping” for the titles for similar job roles across competitors; and industry news summaries, as to what the competition is doing (hiring/firing/restructuring, etc.) ...

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Fuld + Company | What is Competitive Intelligence?

Fuld + Company | What is Competitive Intelligence? | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

 Competitive Intelligence 1.0 defined the activity as the ethical collection and analysis of information that led to a decision. But in Competitive Intelligence 2.0, the definition has changed.Competitive Intelligence is the process of ethically gathering and refining information enough so that it can be used to make a strategic business decision.

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Gartner's Hype Cycle Special Report for 2014

Gartner's Hype Cycle Special Report for 2014 | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
The 2014 Gartner Hype Cycle Special Report evaluates the market promotion and perception of value for over 2,000 technologies, services and trends in 119 areas. Here, we explore the impact of the megatrends affecting Hype Cycles and profiles across all research areas.
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The complicated task of measuring the world’s most ‘peaceful’ countries

The complicated task of measuring the world’s most ‘peaceful’ countries | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Earlier this summer, the Institute for Economics and Peace released its annual "Global Peace Index" report. The Sydney-based group, founded by technology entrepreneur Steve Killelea, has been tracking the peacefulness (or its lack) of the world since 2007. This year's report notes that the various conflicts we've seen recently have contributed to the "continuing the global slide in peacefulness which has now been in effect for the last seven years."

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How Google Has Changed Management, 10 Years After its IPO

How Google Has Changed Management, 10 Years After its IPO | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it


Google went public 10 years ago today, and since then has dramatically changed the way the world accesses information. It has also helped shape the practice of management.  Staying true to its roots as an engineering-centric company, Google has stood out both for its early skepticism of the value of managers as well as for its novel, often quantitative approaches to management decisions. Along the way it became famous for its reliance on exceedingly difficult interview questions — later abandoned — and its “20% time” policy — reportedly on its way out. In honor of the company’s milestone, here’s a reading list of some of the best things we’ve published on the company since its founding in 1998.

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What Makes People Look Like Their Pets?

What Makes People Look Like Their Pets? | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it


When shown a photo lineup of random people and random dogs, people are able to match the pets with their owners at a rate greater than chance. So what is it, exactly, that enables us to correctly link owners and their dogs? The eyes.

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How to Present to a Small Audience

How to Present to a Small Audience | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

It’s easy to associate delivering presentations with standing in front of an audience and gesturing toward projected slides. However, many meetings or pitches involve fewer than ten participants in a room, where everyone remains seated and walks through the same slide deck together. This is quite a different scenario with greater constraints on the presenter and fewer tools to engage the audience. But thoughtful planning and awareness of nonverbal cues can make these “non-presentations” successful..

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Influence: Be the First to Give [INFOGRAPHIC]

Influence: Be the First to Give [INFOGRAPHIC] | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Robert Cialdini’s six principles of influence work together to connect intention and action. They lead to big differences in your ability to influence and persuade others in an entirely ethical way.

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4 Ways to Fix the Q&A Session

4 Ways to Fix the Q&A Session | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Why do people seem so attached to the idea of ending keynotes with a Q&A session? Some solutions to the Q&A dysfunction already exist. Some hire a professional moderator or use software tools to crowdsource the questions. Others experiment with radically new ways to run events, such as the unconference movement. However, those solutions are often expensive or time-consuming to deploy, making them infeasible for many types of events. Here are four techniques that I’ve used with great results, and that can be deployed without any kind of preparation:

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The Psychological Reason You Can't Spot Your Own Typos

The Psychological Reason You Can't Spot Your Own Typos | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

This is how it shakes out experientially: When you're reading your own stuff, your eyes might be dutifully scanning over your sentences, but all you're really conscious of is the meaning you're trying to get across, rather than these words you're using to convey it.

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Economist Daniel Kahneman on Why You Shouldn't Trust Your Gut

Nobel Laureate and bestselling author explains why entrepreneurs should rely on data to predict outcomes--not their intuition.

One of the problems with intuition and the concept of trusting one's gut, according to Kahneman, is that humans are very inconsistent.  Using data and formulas is generally a more reliable method for predicting outcomes than relying on human experts. Experts tend to be overconfident, so they make predictions they have no business making, which a formula would not do," Kahneman says. "If a formula lacks information, it will sort of report on the lack of information. 

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What People Are Really Doing When They're on a Conference Call

What People Are Really Doing When They're on a Conference Call | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

If you’re reading this while on a conference call — perhaps even in the loo — you’re not alone. It turns out many U.S. employees would rather do just about anything rather than listen intently to their coworkers from a remote location. According to InterCall, the world’s largest conference call company, the percentage of people using mobile phones to dial into conference calls has been rising steadily over the past three years, from 19.4% of all calls in 2011 to 21.2% in 2013. While this may not be especially surprising — most of your colleagues probably have an iPhone or other such device — the things people do while on conference calls are, well, illuminating. InterCall surveyed 530 Americans to identify some of these activities, 64% of whom said they prefer using a cell phone over a regular old ringer.

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