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SearchReSearch: Why site: sometimes doesn't seem to work

SearchReSearch: Why site: sometimes doesn't seem to work | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Because site: only works on top-level domains.  To make this particular example work, you have to fully specify the domain.

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Competitive Intelligence Software That’s Worth The Investment

Competitive Intelligence Software That’s Worth The Investment | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Choosing the right competitive intelligence software for your law firm or recruiting agency is important but difficult. You need law firm intelligence tools that deliver accurate data, timely information, and that help you reach your goals. But how do you find competitive intelligence software that’s worth the investment? Below are a few things you should look for:

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DIY versus Using Others

DIY versus Using Others | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

One of the advantages you have when you’re doing competitive intelligence for your own use is that you already immersed in the problem’s origins. That is, you understand what is going on, what your needs are, and the issue that you will have to approach. If you are dealing with a third-party provider of CI, whether it’s someone down the hall or an outside private firm, you first have to brief them on what the issue is. They are not starting their work fully immersed in the issue, even if they work in the same company you do. In the context of CI processes within a company, there is an additional issue.


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NGA's map to put a world of geospatial intelligence in one place

NGA's map to put a world of geospatial intelligence in one place | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

The digital Map of the World will be the bedrock of the intelligence community’s information sharing. By 2018, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency envisions a seamless, dynamic Map of the World (MoW) that enables users across the Intelligence Community to visualize and access integrated intelligence content fixed to accurate and authoritative geographic features on Earth. Through the integration of GEOINT, navigation datasets, imagery and intelligence, this unified, online, geospatial, temporal and relational view of the world will provide a common frame of reference throughout the IC, bringing together multiple sources of information on any object of interest, delivered across multiple security domains and on multiple devices. NGA’s MoW is to serve as the foundation for multi-intelligence integration—the “geospatial bedrock” for all intelligence, information and knowledge—that can be customized by users as needed. It’s a big piece of the IC’s Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise plan for cloud-based information sharing across its 17 agencies.

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New term for my vocabulary: Multi-intelligence integration

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Could Facebook Lead the Way in Hunting Misinformation?

Could Facebook Lead the Way in Hunting Misinformation? | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

attempts being made to both understand and detect the way misinformation spreads through social networks.  Many of these attempts have focused upon identifying influential nodes in a network, and indeed understanding whether those nodes are real or not, as these nodes are key to the spread of information. It was interesting therefore to see a slightly different approach taken by Facebook recently with the announcement of their satire tag.

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All the Strange Ways People Attract Mosquitos

All the Strange Ways People Attract Mosquitos | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

About 20 percent of the population seems to be bitten by mosquitoes more often than others. Why? ? Mosquitoes, it turns out, are a discriminating bunch, and several experiments have offered explanations for why some people are more enticing than others. The video runs through the most common theories.

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Ten types of analytical innovation

Ten types of analytical innovation | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Ten types of innovation can be driven, supported, or measured with analytics. If you’re not using analytics for all ten types, you may not be optimizing your analytical capabilities. (Tom Davenport)

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Innovation from everywhere: Business Trends -- Deloitte

Innovation from everywhere: Business Trends -- Deloitte | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

After centuries of near uni-directional innovation—from the West to the rest—we are in the early days of a massive rebalancing, aided by connective technologies. Innovation now happens everywhere.

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Contextual Intelligence

Contextual Intelligence | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

There is nothing wrong with the analytic tools we have at our disposal, but their application requires careful thought. It requires contextual intelligence: the ability to understand the limits of our knowledge and to adapt that knowledge to an environment different from the one in which it was developed. .

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Science and Technology Intelligence (webinar)

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Auburn University, Open source intelligence laboratory.

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Competitive intelligence: international marketers seek fresh perspectives

Competitive intelligence: international marketers seek fresh perspectives | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Like solving a Rubik’s cube, there are many different approaches to striking gold in international tourism marketing. The challenge is to take the path that shows a destination off in a fresh, better light and that encourages more people to visit. The Canadian tourism industry continually seeks innovative ways to increase engagement and visitation and we at the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) are happy to help push the envelope. CTC News staff parse the best ideas from our global competitors to help our country stay ahead of the chasing pack. Big thanks as always to our international colleagues and industry partners for lending their shoulders to the investigative wheel.

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Google “Knowledge Vault” To Power Future Of Search

Google “Knowledge Vault” To Power Future Of Search | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Sensationally characterized as “the largest store of knowledge in human history,” Knowledge Vault is being assembled from content across the internet without human editorial involvement. “Knowledge Vault autonomously gathers and merges information from across the web into a single base of facts about the world, and the people and objects in it,” says New Scientist. Google has reportedly assembled 1.6 billion “facts” and scored them according to confidence in their accuracy. Roughly 16 percent of the information in the database qualifies as “confident facts.”

 Indeed, the article speaks of Knowledge Vault as the basis for future artificial intelligence applications, machine-to-machine communication, augmented  reality, predictive models and virtual assistant use cases

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Pentagon sees competition declining in defense contracting, and orders remedies

The percentage of Defense Department contract dollars the Pentagon awards via competitive bids has been falling every year since 2008.

Kendall announced the changes and several others in a memo DoD distributed to defense leaders on Friday. On the same day, Kendall's office published a new 24-page book of guidelines for building competitive acquisition strategies within DoD. "Given the declining trend in competition in the department and in light of today's limited resources, we must maximize our use of direct and indirect competition. Every dollar saved through competition benefits the warfighter and the taxpayers," Kendall wrote. "The aforementioned guidance and requirements will be incorporated in the Defense Acquisition Guidebook and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement."

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Compliance and Risk: Clearing the Org Chart Hurdle - Forbes

Compliance and Risk: Clearing the Org Chart Hurdle - Forbes | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

There seems little doubt that the external risk and compliance environment faced by multinational companies is becoming more complex by the day. Some multinationals have already placed risk management at the center of their strategic agenda, appointed a Chief Risk Officer, and focused on creating a coordinated approach to risk that encompasses quantitative and qualitative dimensions and applies a thorough, top down lens to the risk landscape and the corporate response. However, coordinating and understanding risk management from an organizational perspective remains highly challenging.

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3 Ways to Work With Your Competitors That Will Grow Your Business

3 Ways to Work With Your Competitors That Will Grow Your Business | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
Does your niche business feel lonely and trying at times? Would you love to grow your business faster? You will find help, and growth, in the most unlikely of places: your competition.
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X Prize finalists design Trekkie-inspired health tools

X Prize finalists design Trekkie-inspired health tools | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Decades after the medical crew aboard the USS Enterprise first used a "tricorder" device to scan patients for ailments and anomalies, real world science is working to catch up. Today, 10 teams were named finalists in a $10 million-prize competition to create a lightweight, portable, wireless device that can diagnose and monitor a variety of medical conditions — from anemia to HIV to stroke. The announcement came during the opening ceremony of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society International Conference in Chicago.

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Using the crowd to verify the news: Grasswire

There has also been a growing attempt to map and plot the way misinformation spreads through our various social networks.  For instance, a project launched this summer, and backed by the National Science Foundation and the US Army, aims to create a detailed understanding of the ways in which misinformation propagates.

A new tool that is taking a crowdsourced approach towards a similar goal is Grasswire.  Grasswire is a site that allows users to verify the validity of things they are reading online.  The site, which focuses specifically on breaking news, allows users to vote on topics in a style similar to that found on sites such as Reddit.

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Privacy’s Shrinking Future (podcast)

Privacy’s Shrinking Future (podcast) | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
Scott Berinato, senior editor at Harvard Business Review, on how companies benefit from transparency about customer data. For more, read “Pushing the Limits of Personalization” in the September 2014 issue of HBR.
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Porter’s Five Forces: a Powerful Framework for Competitor Analysis

Porter’s Five Forces: a Powerful Framework for Competitor Analysis | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Whether you’re starting up a new business or seeking to create a competitive edge for your existing company, using competitive intelligence frameworks can certainly help you in your endeavor. But unlike the traditional SWOT analysis, Porter’s model is centered on the business environment. By analyzing five key forces that act in your market, this framework clarifies how the power is distributed between stakeholders, and therefore is able to give you invaluable insights on your strategy. For example, if the bargaining power of buyers in your industry is high, offering differentiated products might be a good solution.

Who has the power in your industry? Check the Porter’s five forces explained below.

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The hero’s journey through the landscape of the future -- Deloitte

The hero’s journey through the landscape of the future -- Deloitte | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

The forces of the Big Shift are driving both fragmentation and consolidation, fundamentally changing the nature of the relationships among businesses. Rapid advances in technology and the liberalization of public policy have shaped a world in which large companies face increasing performance pressure amidst sinking return on assets, intense competition, and changing workforce dynamics. Individuals are taking advantage of lowered barriers to market entry and commercialization to become creators in their own right. As a result, a new economic landscape is beginning to emerge in which a relatively few large, concentrated players will provide infrastructure, platforms, and services that support many fragmented, niche players.

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Russia: To China with love: Global Economic Outlook Q3 Deloitte

Russia: To China with love: Global Economic Outlook Q3 Deloitte | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Tensions with the West have scared away investors, weakened the ruble, and forced the central bank to raise rates. A large natural gas deal with China is nudging Russia closer to lucrative markets in Asia, which might hold the key to Russia’s long-term economic progress.

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Top 20 Corporate Weasel Words

Top 20 Corporate Weasel Words | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

You won't learn about these common corporate phrases in business school, but they're required reading if you want to navigate the corporate world. "weasel words"--phrases that allow a boss or employee to say one thing and yet mean something entirely different. The ability to identify and understand weasel words is a crucial business skill because, without it, you're in constant danger of having the proverbial wool pulled over your eyes. With that in mind, here is the real meaning of the 20 most common weasel terms and phrases.

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The 5 Essentials of a Well Run Meeting

The CEO of a start-up dedicated to fixing meetings shares the takeaways of hundreds of hours of research into what's wrong with the average office get together.
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At Last, There's a GoPro Device for Dogs

 The makers of GoPro, a tiny and light portable camera, have released a new product just for dogs: A harness that holds two cameras to record things from your canine's perspective.The GoPro Fetch is a kit that comes with a dog harness, a camera tether, and software needed to set it up on any model of GoPro. It's your job to provide the pooch and the GoPro camera.

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Now even dogs can post their lives on Facebook....

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Challenge Question Formation for Crowdsourcing

Challenge Question Formation for Crowdsourcing | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

Organizations that pursue the inquiry-led form of collaborative innovation often have an outcome in mind. Clients ask me if there is a “right” question to pose to the crowd.  My response: no. In fact, I would argue that there are an infinite number of “right” ways to ask a challenge question. The trick—the handshake—is to align your question with your intent and to seek the right level of transformation. The following is an example of the latter:

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How to Profit From Big Competitor Screw-ups

When Goliath hands David the slingshot and rock, it would be silly not to use it. you can turn competitors into an asset. And nothing helps the process as well as a major disaster. Big corporations have too many balls in the air, too many cooks in the kitchen, and too many metaphors in the marketing department. Whether in pricing, social and political ineptitude, lack of training, or apparent disinterest in customers, the giants are setting themselves up to fail every day. You can take advantage of it by underscoring and demonstrating how different your organization is in a variety of ways.

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