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Overcoming obstacles to effective scenario planning | McKinsey & Company

Overcoming obstacles to effective scenario planning | McKinsey & Company | Competitive Intelligence | Scoop.it
Scenario planning can broaden the mind but can fall prey to the mind’s inner workings. Here’s how to get more out of planning efforts. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Your organisational culture is public knowledge

Your organisational culture is public knowledge | Competitive Intelligence | Scoop.it

 

Today’s organisations live in the Glassdoor era. Every corporate decision is immediately publicly exposed and debated. Once-private issues are now posted online for every employee — and every potential employee — to read. An organisation’s culture — which can be loosely defined as “the way things work around here” — is increasingly visible for all the world to see. Given the harsh spotlight of this new transparency, an organisation’s culture can become a key competitive advantage — or its Achilles heel. Culture and engagement are now business now business issues, not just topics for HR to debate. And there’s no place for organisations to hide.

This is a new and systemic problem for organisations worldwide. Why has it become so acute?

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Global Operations Study: Big Data Analytics in Supply Chain - Accenture

Global Operations Study: Big Data Analytics in Supply Chain - Accenture | Competitive Intelligence | Scoop.it
Find out how big data analytics can positively impact a company’s overall operating and financial performance.
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38 maps that explain the global economy

38 maps that explain the global economy | Competitive Intelligence | Scoop.it
Commerce knits the modern world together in a way that nothing else quite does. Almost anything you own these days is the result of a complicated web of global interactions. And there's no better way to depict those interactions than some maps.
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Global flows in a digital age | McKinsey & Company

Global flows in a digital age | McKinsey & Company | Competitive Intelligence | Scoop.it
The movement of goods and services, finance, and people has reached previously unimagined levels. Global flows are creating new degrees of connectedness among economies—and playing an ever-larger role in determining the fate of nations, companies, and individuals. To be unconnected is to fall behind. A McKinsey Global Institute article.
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Q3 2014

Q3 2014 | Competitive Intelligence | Scoop.it
In spite of a period of pronounced geopolitical risks, developed economies are experiencing modest growth, and growth in developing economies is…
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CEOs, Get to Know Your Rivals

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CEOs, Get to Know Your Rivals | Harvard Business Review
By Leonard Fuld | July 25, 2014

In fact, I began to see four different strategies for keeping track of — and out-maneuvering — rivals: 1. Look for weaknesses that present opportunities. 2. Play to your strengths, not your rival's. 3. Encourage employees to monitor rivals, too. 4. Meet the competition in person.
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The entire tech industry struggling to compete with Apple, in one insane chart

The entire tech industry struggling to compete with Apple, in one insane chart | Competitive Intelligence | Scoop.it
A lot of crazy that tells one story
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The 2014 State of Digital Transformation

The 2014 State of Digital Transformation | Competitive Intelligence | Scoop.it

Altimeter Group’s second report on Digital Transformation. This new report is aimed at executives and digital strategists to help them (you) further understand the state of digital transformation as you plan your next steps and investments. Our new report is based on a survey we cast over the last year. Its goals were twofold: 1) to unearth where companies and supporting teams are in their metamorphic digital transformation efforts; and 2) also to capture a current snapshot for future comparison.

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massimo scalzo's curator insight, July 27, 2014 8:49 AM

Have a look at what the Digital Transformation has brought about ! Very Interesting !

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Competitive Intelligence cycle in the light of web 2.0 tools | JISIB

Competitive Intelligence cycle in the light of web 2.0 tools | JISIB | Competitive Intelligence | Scoop.it

We propose in this study, detailing our observations and research on the impact of the web 2.0, its associated tools, the cycle of the economic intelligence with new paradigms such as the many-to-many, new practices such as active SEO allow any individual, firm, to impact heavily on the aforementioned round, both in terms of information circulation, as data collection. (academic)

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A Tournament Pits Strategists Against Each Other to See What Works

A Tournament Pits Strategists Against Each Other to See What Works | Competitive Intelligence | Scoop.it
It’s still a guessing game, at least for humans.
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Use your competitive intelligence portal for innovation and creativity

Use your competitive intelligence portal for innovation and creativity | Competitive Intelligence | Scoop.it

Innovation is crucial to creating a competitive advantage and staying ahead of the market. When executed well, your competitive intelligence portal can be a repository of ideas for innovative new products, solutions to customer needs, ways to reduce costs etc.. The sources for these ideas can be numerous; with social media platforms becoming popular channels filled with consumer-generated content that companies mine for information and analysis. Using your competitive intelligence portal for innovation and creativity requires some planning, in order to prevent it from becoming a “dumping ground” of information, which will turn users off from referring to it. The volume of information we get is increasing dramatically and any information chaos or overload has the potential to provoke more frustration, rather than creativity. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

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5 Suggestions to Explore in the Changing CI Field

5 Suggestions to Explore in the Changing CI Field | Competitive Intelligence | Scoop.it
With this post, I am wading into dangerous territory. Those I fail to mention will become my enemies for life. That’s OK. I have so many a few more will be hardly noticed. However, to make it clear:
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Successful Competitive Intelligence Needs Analysis - Global Intelligence Alliance

Successful Competitive Intelligence Needs Analysis - Global Intelligence Alliance | Competitive Intelligence | Scoop.it
Be informed of insights and ideas around the globe. Access GIA’s thought leadership through white paper reports, webinars, bulletins and more.,Market Intelligence, Competitive Intelligence, CI, MI, Intelligence software, Business Intelligence
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Ten types of analytical innovation

Ten types of analytical innovation | Competitive Intelligence | 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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Datos, datos y más datos ¿por qué no me sirven para tomar decisiones?

Datos, datos y más datos ¿por qué no me sirven para tomar decisiones? | Competitive Intelligence | Scoop.it
Te descubrimos las razones por las que los datos no te están sirviendo para tomar decisiones acertadas para tu empresa, negocio u organización
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An Economist Shows How Imitation Can Sometimes Beat Innovation | Stanford Graduate School of Business

An Economist Shows How Imitation Can Sometimes Beat Innovation | Stanford Graduate School of Business | Competitive Intelligence | Scoop.it
Investing in imitation can have big payoffs for economic growth, and sometimes even bigger payoffs than investing in innovation.A new paper coauthored by Chris Tonetti, a macroeconomist at Stanford Graduate School of Business, shows that some countries are being entirely rational by tilting more toward adopting technology than developing it themselves. In a separate paper, Tonetti argues that the same is true at the company level: There are only a few Googles or Oracles in the world, but there are thousands upon thousands of companies that can generate big aggregate gains by using the innovations from the pioneers.
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For Big-Data Scientists, ‘Janitor Work’ Is Key Hurdle to Insights

For Big-Data Scientists, ‘Janitor Work’ Is Key Hurdle to Insights | Competitive Intelligence | Scoop.it
The analysis of giant data sets promises unique business insights, but much manual effort is still required to prepare the information for parsing.
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TOWS, the next step of SWOT analysis

TOWS, the next step of SWOT analysis | Competitive Intelligence | Scoop.it

No, TOWS is not just a rearrangement of SWOT. One leads into the other. Several of the responses to my SWOT entry recommended using a TOWS approach. Sensing an opportunity to create a similar entry, I looked at all the ways that you could display a TOWS analysis. Alas, there seems to be only one main way, so here is a quick look at TOWS analysis. For a detailed background on TOWS and its implementation, read the 19 page original article on TOWS by Heinz Weihrich in Long Range Plannin. [Hohhof article]

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Fola Obadina's curator insight, August 10, 2014 6:29 PM

I like what is been said about the swot analysis of a company and also going backwards as tows. This is interesting! I'll like to know more about this topic.

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Accenture-Harnessing-Disruption-How-Science-Technology-Companies-Endure.pdf

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Competitive intelligence – capitalising on other brands’ weaknesses

Competitive intelligence – capitalising on other brands’ weaknesses | Competitive Intelligence | Scoop.it
Every brand has two vulnerabilities from an activity point of view: what it’s doing (because that makes its strategy more visible to its competitors) and what it’s not doing (because in failing to act, it generates opportunities for others to do so). Nothing startling there. But Derrick Daye mentioned something recently that I think we need to pay more attention to: the opportunities for “competitive intelligence” – understanding and responding to the underlying attitudes inside a rival brand and the implications of those dynamics competitively.Here’s three examples of things to be looking for and some actions you could take.
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Disruptive Innovation versus Old-Fashioned Strategy

Disruptive Innovation versus Old-Fashioned Strategy | Competitive Intelligence | Scoop.it
A solid business strategy doesn't have to be groundbreaking, it just has to provide value. Some companies even gained a competitive advantage from their own non-innovative business strategies. ____...
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