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Procurement Research, Fake News and Detecting Baloney

IBISWorld published my article, “Detecting Fake News and Baloney During Procurement Research,” in July 2017. In the article I provide background information and a checklist that procurement (and business) professionals…

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Play “Which Face is Real?” To Help Spot Fake Digital Identities

Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom at the University of Washington have developed the “Which Face is Real?” game to make players “aware of the ease with which digital identities can be faked, and to…

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The Rise of Innovation Intelligence in Competitor and Supplier Research

The Rise of Innovation Intelligence in Competitor and Supplier Research

Photo by Venveo on Unsplash. The concept of Innovation Intelligence (IIN) is most widely used in reference to internal innovation processes such as in the book Innovative Intelligence: The Art…

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Freedom on the NET Report 2018 is Eye Opening

I have been curating a Supply Market Intelligence Index Collection for a few years now and still get continuously surprised at the number of excellent research reports containing indices that…

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Action Plan for Internet Research: Standards for Business Researchers

Concerned about how fake news and misinformation in business environments can lead to disastrous outcomes, Kelly Barner (Buyers Meeting Point) and I have developed the following standards for researchers to…

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Quick Take: Market and Competitive Intelligence Trends 2017

Quick Take: Market and Competitive Intelligence Trends 2017

Acrasio, a change management consultancy, provides a snapshot of 9 market and competitive intelligence trends for 2017. These, in particular, stand out (directly quoted): Challenge Market Data – Companies increasingly…

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Mergent Intellect Is Impressive

Mergent Intellect Is Impressive

Mergent Inc. has deep roots. Its history traces back to 1900 when John Moody published Moody’s Manual of Industrial and Miscellaneous Securities. In 1998, Mergent, Inc. bought Moody’s Financial Information…

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Why Competitive Intelligence Is Needed Now More Than Ever

We are witnessing a current business environment where continuous technological advances are enabling companies to increasingly innovate to the point of disruption. Companies that innovate for disruption pose tremendous competitive…

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New Resources Added to Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals Third Update

A third Update to the resources section (Part II, Chapters 8-31) of Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals: Research, Process, and Resources has been written: WAV_Update_Comp_February_2016. It is comprehensive in…

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