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The official (and unofficial) voices of Davos

Posted by Estelle Metayer on 19 January 2011 | 0 Comments

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The World Economic Forum Meeting 2001 in Davos will start on January 25th, and for the many who did not get an invitation, there is hope: the discussions, insights and questions will be available in many places, many platforms... Here is a short guide to be able to get the most from this unbelievable event (note: even if you ARE at Davos, this is also a good way to get the most of the experience and compare notes...)

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Who is the most influential corporate governance tweeter in 2011 ?

Posted by Estelle Metayer on 12 January 2011 | 2 Comments

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Having read the excellent analysis by my colleague AquteIntel about "the Most Influential Competitive Intelligence tweeter in 2010" ( read here ), I was curious, and inspired to analyze how the corporate governance world is shaping up on Twitter.

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Management at its Best: Learnings and Insights from Indian companies Best Practices

Posted by Estelle Metayer on 15 November 2010 | 0 Comments

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In the next few days, I will be fortunate to attend the World Economic Forum's Summit in India (see the Indian Economic Summit here ) . I will bring back to you some of the learnings and insights gained from interactions and discussions with Indian leaders and CEOs. You can also get timely updates from . You can also find a list of participants tweeting at the event here .

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Tapping into the Invisible Web for Competitive Intelligence

Posted by Estelle Metayer on 9 November 2010 | 1 Comments

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Did you know that over 70% of the Web cannot be accessed by search engines ? As the world is now almost exclusively using Google to access content on the Web, few research professionals realize that this tool - among other search engines- will not give them access to the data they need. The Invisible Web, however, included a wealth of structured, validated data that is crucial for Competitive Intelligence Professionals. This short note will outline some of the principles underlining the Invisible Web, as well as tools that will help you access it.

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Ten ways you can use Twitter for Competitive Intelligence

Posted by Estelle Metayer on 21 October 2010 | 2 Comments

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Twitter is turning out to be a fantastic tool for Competitive Intelligence professionals: it allows them not only to screen competitors actions, but also to build an effective - and "crowdsourced" scanning of news and trends. Here are the TOP 10 uses of Twitter for anyone who is involved with marketing, market research, business development, and strategic analysis. Ready to jump ?

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Gone with the wind... blindspots and Skype

Posted by Estelle Metayer on 20 September 2010 | 0 Comments

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Last winter, I was approached by one of the major investors in Skype, who thought that the research I have done on strategic blindspots would be very valuable for the new team leading Skype's strategy. I got very excited by the opportunity- not only do I use Skype, but I believe the company has succeeded in touching its customers in a rare and intimate way...

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Top 6 applications on your ipad for Competitive Intelligence

Posted by Estelle Metayer on 22 June 2010 | 2 Comments

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I have now been playing for a few months with my ipad, and have been researching to answer the following question: "Does this new tool offer new opportunities for Competitive Intelligence and Strategy professionals?". Although this is just the beginning - I expect many new applications to come in as more users adopt the ipad- here is my best-of list of applications that I am now regularly using when scanning news, facilitating strategic discussions, and trying to simplify my life altogether.

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What you should know about "Competitive Intelligence Advantage" if you have not yet read it

Posted by Estelle Metayer on 10 June 2010 | 1 Comments

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I rarely read business books, especially in my field, so I was very happy to receive a copy of the book "Competitive Intelligence Advantage"by Seena Sharp.

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Great minds: Meet Abhijit Bhaduri, Chief Learning Officer of WIPRO

Posted by Estelle Metayer on 12 May 2010 | 4 Comments

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I am pleased to introduce you to Abhijit Bhaduri, who has the challenging mandate of helping WIPRO's 105,000 employees to learn... Abhijit is the Chief Learning Officer of Wipro Ltd and is based out of Bangalore,India. He is a man of multiple facets: he loves theatre and has acted in plays staged in India, Kuala Lumpur and US. He hosted a popular radio show in US, about classic Hindi movies and film music. The ever popular B School novel - MEDIOCRE BUT ARROGANT is his debut novel. The sequel MARRIED BUT AVAILABLE has also been featured in several bestseller lists ...

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Senior Management Buy-In and How to Get It

Posted by Estelle Metayer on 29 April 2010 | 3 Comments

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Note from the author: This article is an edited reprint, Competia Magazine, July/August 2001, but so many people ask me for a copy, I figured I'd give it back to you. Who said only recent articles are good articles?  Good things last.

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