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.
I am fascinated by this presentation by Gary Flake from Microsoft about Pivot at a recent TED conference. I have showed it and discussed it with all participants to the "Internet as a Tool for Competitive Intleligence" course with great interest.
Why do smart executives, with lots of experience in their role and their industry, make the wrong decisions ? Is it only because they do not have the correct information and analysis? Or, perhaps, that other biases creep into their decision making process?
It never fails: at the end of each course or presentation I give, participants ask me what are MY sources of information to keep up to date with the latest sources of information and the tools. I have summarized those sources in this simple file you can download and use at will. I will update this file every couple of months, so make sure you come back to get the latest version - or sign in to automatically get an update.