- Hardcover: 200 pages
- Publisher: Springer; 2012 edition (15 Feb. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1447127412
- ISBN-13: 978-1447127413
- Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.3 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,145,857 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"In short, this book is an extremely detailed, cogent guide for any executive who will be asked to take on competitive intelligence as a competency, duty, or discrete role… Proactive Intelligence is a dense, well organized, concise tome for basically every concept you could possibly encounter in a traditional competitive intelligence role… From definitions of the specific kinds of intelligence – competitive, technical, strategic – to the variety of customers for CI – sales, R&D, product management, mergers & acquisitions – even to the legal and ethical challenges of the field, there really is every concept covered within these pages."
Eric Garland, http://www.ericgarland.co/ June 2012
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Traditionally, tapping into the power of competitive intelligence (CI) meant investing in the development of an internal CI unit or hiring outside consultants who specialized in CI. Proactive Intelligence: The Successful Executive's Guide to Intelligence offers an alternative: learn how to do it yourself and how to effectively manage the parts you cannot. The tools and techniques that will enable you to produce your own CI for your consumption are out there, and have been honed by decades of work. But, you cannot just adopt them – you have to adapt them.
Why? Because, when you finish reading this book, you will be the data collector, the analyst, and the end-user. Traditional CI is premised on a reactive, two part relationship – a CI professional responding to what an end-user identifies as a need; by doing this yourself you can turn CI from being reactive to being proactive. As the decision-maker, you can get what CI you need, when you need it, and then use it almost seamlessly. Written by two of the foremost experts on CI, Proactive Intelligence: The Successful Executive's Guide to Intelligence:
•shows where and how CI can help you and your firm,
•provides practical guidance on how to identify what CI you need, how to find the data you need, and how to analyze it, and
•discusses how to apply CI to develop competitive- and career- advantages.
Each chapter is supported by important references as well as by an additional list of resources to support and supplement your knowledge. Proactive Intelligence: The Successful Executive's Guide to Intelligence teaches you how to generate proactive intelligence and use it to advance your business and your career- making it an essential resource for managers and executives, as well as everyone who wishes to integrate CI into their daily workSee all Product Description
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This "doing it for yourself" guide is well written, clear to follow and understand. It provides comprehensive coverage of the information collection process - a little US centric - and I am delighted to see some attention to the data analysis process. Well done to the authors for finally providing a true representation of how SWOT Analysis is meant to be done (page 155).
Definitely an easy read and a great guide for any busy executive interested in being proactive about intelligence.
This important work includes important references and resources that support and supplement the knowledge they share in each chapter. This is a well-organized tome covering most every conceivable concept you could possibly encounter. There are many best practices along with sound definitions of the kinds of intelligence and how they can be applied to your business. As the decision-maker, this book offers you pathways to the CI you need and how to use it intelligently.
Why is this important? As the authors say in the preface, "When you get finished reading this book, you will still be the data collector, the analyst, and the end-user. But traditional CI is premised on a reactive, two-part relationship--that is, a CI professional responding to what an end-user identifies as a need, usually the result of seeing another new threat. But, by doing this yourself, you can turn CI from being reactive to being proactive... managers and executives must learn to...integrate CI into their own work processes." And, they show you just how to accomplish that end.
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