Archive for the ‘Competitive Intelligence’ Category


How to Zero In on the Specific News You Need the Most

June 8, 2007

If you are paying attention, you’re already using news alerts to stay up-to-date on your business, your competitors, your industry and your Parcheesi club. Want a trick that will make your news alerts more targeted and powerful?

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Warning: the Business Advice You are About to Hear….

April 29, 2007

It’s important to get good information and advice for your small business. But, while attending a speech last weekend it finally dawned on me that the most crucial advice is NEVER included. Read the rest of this entry ?


Employees are Squandering Your Company’s Time and it’s Your Fault

February 16, 2007

It comes down to this. You’re wasting your company’s time. Your employees are wasting your time. Your senior staff is wasting your time. Indeed, new studies show that employees are squandering vast amounts of time because they lack the training to find and retrieve information effectively. Read the rest of this entry ?


Propositioning the CEO

February 2, 2007

Chief Executive Officers don’t know diddly about Internet search and “Information Intelligence.” Senior executives also lack these skills, as do their administrative assistants. Read the rest of this entry ?


Informed? For Sure

January 5, 2007

The vast majority of blogs are not worth the digital bytes they are printed on. Most are filled with, well, blogwash. But, there are exceptions and this past month we found one. Read the rest of this entry ?


Branding is Changing – Fast

December 17, 2006

Important sentence in the New York Times this morning: “But the branding game has changed radically, largely because of the myriad choices the Internet provides consumers and because of the economic influence of widespread Web pontificating, known as the blogosphere, which barely existed as a popular force until about four years ago.”

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Just Try to Stop This Downtown Train

November 7, 2006

“All of my dreams just fall like rain
All upon a downtown train”

Tom Waits

Jon Shallert called last week to tell me about the movement to save downtown Ellensburg, Washington. Like a lot of downtowns in rural America, its very existence is threatened by a host of economic factors. Ellensburg is about a two-hour drive from Seattle. That same day New York Senator Charles E. Schumer and New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg wrote a Wall Street Journal article about saving downtown New York. It’s somewhere out east. Which effort do you suppose will get more attention? Read the rest of this entry ?