The impact of disruptive innovation – on PCs and on Retail

Arthur Weiss Case Studies, Competitive Strategy, Management / Marketing / CI Theory, Marketing Principles 17 Comments

Two recent items highlight the impact of disruptive innovations on industries. The first is a presentation from the Business Insider called the “The Death of PC”. The second is an article looking at Amazon and mentioning its March 2012 purchase of Kiva Systems.

Competitive Intelligence & Culture

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The cultural background driving local business behaviour is an area often overlooked by competitive intelligence professionals. An understanding of the cultures involved when researching internationally is important for effective competitive intelligence.

Competitive Intelligence & Culture

Arthur Weiss Competitive Intelligence, Ethics 7 Comments

The cultural background driving local business behaviour is an area often overlooked by competitive intelligence professionals. An understanding of the cultures involved when researching internationally is important for effective competitive intelligence.

Emotional responses

Arthur Weiss Competitive Intelligence, Leadership & Management, Online & Search Issues 0 Comments

I’ve not posted anything for months – not because I’ve not had things to post, but because of work pressures, and perhaps also not having anything I thought worth posting. That’s not to say that things haven’t happened – but others will have posted on the London Online conference, the SCIP annual and European conferences in San Diego and Bad Nauheim, Germany, and the AIIP annual conference in Pittsburgh. I attended all – and each was worthwhile in its own way. (My favorite was AIIP – but then this is such a great organisation anyway!). In the last few months I’ve also been to China where I led a workshop on CI, and on a personal level, celebrated my oldest nephew’s wedding in Jerusalem and saw the loss of my father a month later. So what has prompted this post? Well I try and link ideas to marketing and competitive …

It’s April – so it must be Spring, SCIP and AIIP

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April is a peak time for information professionals. There are two major industry events – and AWARE managing partner – Arthur Weiss – can be seen at both. The first is the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) annual conference – taking place this year in sunny Minneapolis. The second is the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professional’s conference – a week later, in New York. Both are major events on the calendar – and major networking opportunities. Networking is a crucial skill for info-pros – and it pays off. A few years ago I helped out a colleague and she has now put me in touch with WS Radio who just interviewed me on my role as a CI professional. You can listen to the broadcast now: Radio Interview with WSRadio. What better proof of the power of networking than being heard on a network 🙂 I hope that you …