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I love Babette’s writings. Her latest post on LinkedIn looks at the management of Competitive Intelligence and how to overcome certain challenges. She touches upon the reasons why some Competitive Units fail or fail to flourish and one of the top reasons is that they were never intelligence units to begin with; they were data collecting teams.

Economic progress for women has stalled due to barriers that remain of which one of the foremost is "a lack of equal opportunity and challenges to combining work and family. Today, women are making big changes to when, and whether, they have children and there is a decline in the rate of labour participation for women in the US between the ages 25-54.

It is a known fact that retailers are badly impacted by online shopping but now this war is coming to the supermarket with familiar impact i.e. consolidation, bankruptcies, and falling prices and newcomers.

Samuel Carter wrote a post on LinkedIn stating that the top skill for an insight specialist is not statistics but a strong ability to communicate. Poor communication is a far more common reason why research fails to turn into insight, than poor statistical underpinning.

On 7 May 2017, Ben Gilad posted a blog titled ‘When a Competitive Intelligence Manager Wins’ about a Competitive Intelligence Professional (CIP) and Manager Competitive Sales Enablement at NetApp. Michael Shea published a piece on finding Competitive Intelligence on LinkedIn.

Once a year, in his letter to Amazon shareholders, Jeff Bezos gives a glimpse into his business world view and management philosophy. This year’s version did not disappoint. In it, Bezos explains how he thinks about preventing Amazon from slipping into “stasis,” “irrelevance” or “painful decline ... followed by death.”

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