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Creating a Value-Driven Project Intake Process

Published Mar-22-2017

“Get me whatever you can.” We’ve all heard these five words. But beware: They are certain to set up a project for failure. Even though stakeholders love to give this direction…they don’t really mean it! A project can’t be... Read More

Winning at E-Commerce: Are You Prepared?

Published Nov-28-2016

Author Victor Hugo wrote, “An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.” With global online retail sales projected to exceed $1.9 trillion by the end of 2016 and $4.1 trillion by 2020,... Read More

Top 5 Ways to Create a Dynamic Analytical Output

Published Nov-15-2016

Systematic Evolution of Data “Analysis frameworks” are created in order to help a researcher collect, sort, prioritize and interpret a variety of existing data and information about the subject or context that has to be analyzed. The purpose of... Read More

Competitive Simulation Uncovers Crucial Blind Spot

Published Oct-27-2016

Proactive’s War Game offering increases the probability of success in the face of market and competitive uncertainties, because your team has already considered them and is better prepared to act. Case in Point: A client in the nutrition space... Read More

Technology Disrupts and Innovates the Insurance Market

Published Oct-18-2016

There were several valuable presentations on day one of the Society of Insurance Research (SIR) conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Keynote speaker Bill Harnett of Harnett Advisors discussed how every business is now subject to technology disruptions, Moore’s Law and... Read More

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Top 10 Intelligence Capabilities Issues

Published Oct-11-2016

Over the past several years we have been collecting information and data points from interviews we held with top executives from dozens of companies. We found out that the top intelligence capability issues that are cited from business leadership... Read More

Top Four Elements to Build and Implement a Successful CI Function

Published Oct-04-2016

We all love success, don’t we? For 23 years we have dedicated our careers to the competitive intelligence (CI) field. During that time we have observed CI professionals around the world. We’ve seen some who have advanced, and others... Read More

Walmart’s Acquisition of Jet.com: What Does It Mean for CPGs?

Published Sep-27-2016

Walmart, the world’s largest brick-and-mortar retailer, recently purchased e-commerce site Jet.com for $3.3 billion. The deal expands Walmart’s online presence and marks the largest e-commerce acquisition in U.S. history. Both Walmart and Jet have struggled to compete with Amazon,... Read More

Managing Expectation Series: 5 Tips to Improve Client Understanding (Tip #5)

Published Sep-22-2016

It’s our final post of the series! If you haven’t already, be sure to read our first, second, third and fourth posts post in the series for more tips. Tip #5: PROFILE KEY CLIENTS TO ADAPT TO THEIR COMMUNICATION... Read More

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Managing Expectation Series: 5 Tips to Improve Client Understanding (Tip #4)

Published Sep-20-2016

We’re nearing the end of our five-part series. There’s no need to go in order, but be sure to get caught up with our first, second and third posts in the series for more information. Tip #4: AGREE ON... Read More


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