Interest in competitive intelligence wanes

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I asked Google what the trends were around the interest in competitive intelligence, a common strategic discipline based on scanning the external environment. What I learned was shocking. Search volume for competitive intelligence drops Searches for “competitive intelligence” have dropped off 82% in the last decade. And note: there’s no bump after the crash of 2008. Even when the market …

Dear Intelligence Community – Cut the Crap

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Hello esteemed member of America’s Intelligence Community, member of Congress, or more likely, the summer interns for some ancient Senator, My name is Eric and I have been writing about intelligence for some years now. Given the last few weeks, I would like to address the strategic needs of the intelligence community in light of the Cirque de Soleil of …