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'Tweet,' 'Big Data' & Other Marketing Terms Are Now Official Words

'Tweet,' 'Big Data' & Other Marketing Terms Are Now Official Words | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has just announced its June 2013 update, and it includes several marketing/tech words that folks like us have been using for years. Here they are, in alphabetical order:

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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. 

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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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What is a technology Roadmap?

What is a technology Roadmap? | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
A roadmap is the governing document that dictates specifically how technology will support the business strategy and help drive businesses priorities over the next 3-5 years. The best roadmaps contain the following:
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Defining Sales Intelligence

Defining Sales Intelligence | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

We’ve all seen that the Internet has forced sales people to approach potential buyers in a more thoughtful, personalized and intelligent manner. They need to know everything about the customer’s industry, their specific business issues, as well as individual stakeholder dynamics, and offer unique insight. Many would classify this as sales intelligence. Intelligence is one of those words that business has adopted and used to describe something sort of connected to the real-life definition of the word, but probably with too liberal an application. Still, it’s a word that captures the feeling of what we all strive for in business: something of a sixth sense; a Jedi insight into the deep reach of overwhelming data and information. Dictionary.com defines intelligence as, “the capacity for learning, reasoning and understanding.” This definition comes in handy not only for business analysts and the c-suite but increasingly for the sales professional. Going back to the definition of intelligence, we can outline some clear ways sales can better prospect and connect with buyers:

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Research: For a Corporate Apology to Work, the CEO Should Look Sad

Research: For a Corporate Apology to Work, the CEO Should Look Sad | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

The corporate apology, once a relative rarity, has become a normal part of business discourse. Stuff happens, and then we say we’re sorry for it. But just because corporate apologies have become commonplace doesn’t mean they’re all created equal. Two new studies shed light on what makes some apologies effective, and what makes others backfire.

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The 13 most notorious executive falling-outs

The 13 most notorious executive falling-outs | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

When money, power, and reputations collide, it's not uncommon for a struggle between company leaders to ensue. As organizations grow and the importance of decision-making and profits intensify, executives tend to butt heads — or, in some cases, have completely opposing views of what the future of the company should look like, which leads to a battle of whose vision is followed through.

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Making Data Work Harder for You - Insight Kellogg

Making Data Work Harder for You - Insight Kellogg | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

A strategic approach to data analytics starts with asking the right questions. Insight In Person looks at how business leaders can incorporate data analytics into their companies—from what the manager's role should be to how big data can be used in product development. Florian Zettelmeyer, a professor of marketing at the Kellogg School and faculty director of the program on data analytics at Kellogg, explains why every leader needs a “working knowledge of data science,” and why it is important to encourage data literacy across organizations.

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Eloquens's curator insight, August 23, 4:46 PM

This is an interesting contribution to the discussino aobut the role of data in shaping strategy

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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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Law Firms’ Grueling Hours Are Turning Defectors into Competitors

Law Firms’ Grueling Hours Are Turning Defectors into Competitors | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

We’ve all heard by now that productivity decreases with overwork, while attrition and health care costs increase. What you may not have heard is that businesses who drive people relentlessly create competitors who poach top talent by offering a more humane way to work. A new study from the Center for WorkLife Law reports on this phenomenon in the legal profession. The report identifies over 50 entrepreneurial businesses that offer lawyers jobs with better work-life balance than large law firms offer. Big Law, meet New Law.

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Your Strategy Should Be As Unique As Your Business

Your Strategy Should Be As Unique As Your Business | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

You can look at any company’s uniqueness and gain a basic understanding about its viable strategic options. The marketplace can be a difficult ecosystem in which to thrive. Fortunately, your business has its strengths that differentiate it from the competition. What are those unique strengths, and how does your strategy capitalize on them? Building your strategy on the foundation of your uniqueness emphasizes your competitive advantage and makes it harder for the competition to catch up with you. This article highlights four of companies I have come across that have successfully injected what makes them different into their strategies. Which of them offers insights into a strategic direction that you could take advantage of for your company?

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3 Reasons Crowdsourced Innovation Is Difficult

3 Reasons Crowdsourced Innovation Is Difficult | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it
David Alan Grier wrote in Crowdsourcing for Dummies “the hardest part of crowdsourcing is raising the right crowd.” It is one of the realities of crowd ideation that continues to hold true – that if you can’t draw a crowd to help you generate innovative ideas, then you’re not evolving beyond the traditional closed approach to innovation. After all, the value of idea management through the crowd is that you get better ideas, more ideas, and answers to questions that you never thought to ask. But if you can’t figure out how to get the crowd to participate in the first place, then none of these benefits apply. And no matter how successful an organization was at overcoming this obstacle, we still found that if you asked them where they spend the majority of the efforts, it is mostly on crowd engagement strategies and finding new ways to make the crowd creative.
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CEOs: Manage the future, not the past

CEOs: Manage the future, not the past | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

If the company is the bus and its leader is the driver, as Jim Collins’ famous analogy states, then it stands to reason that when the bus is moving, the driver should mostly be looking out the windshield (toward the future) rather than consulting the rear-view mirror. Yet I still see many CEOs who attempt rear-view leadership. They collect historical business intelligence, sometimes very sophisticated, from across the organization and try to glimpse the road ahead by examining what’s already happened.

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CEOs Can’t Give Feedback Only to Their Direct Reports

CEOs Can’t Give Feedback Only to Their Direct Reports | Strategy and Competitive Intelligence by Bonnie Hohhof | Scoop.it

There were countless contributing factors to our successful engagement story at Campbell. But one unique practice that made an important impact, and that I believe can make a significant impact in other organizations, was our commitment to management development conversations that we called One-Over-Ones. There are three important reasons I believe discussions like this should take place in other organizations:.

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