DOTMLPF, appucino and zombie fires

Competitive Intelligence

Tools and methodologies competitive intelligence professionals are using:

Ping An Asset Management zooms in on NLP models for sentiment analysis. Measuring dollar value of patentsLaw firms face struggle to meet competitive intelligence needs. An extreme view of competitive intelligence from the US. Latest innovative report on Competitive Intelligence Tools Market by 2028. Scenario planning for supply chains. A new feature in Anthology‘s Academic Economics tool uses predictive analytics to help institutions plan for possible financial futures.


Looking at the familiar with “alien eyes” allows you to unlock new opportunities and avoid missing emerging risks

The chip shortage could lead to an era of hardware innovation. Business model for autonomous cars: Volkswagen says it can profitably sell a self-driving system for €7 an hour. All Those Electric Vehicles Pose a Problem for Building Roads. Deadly Fungi Are the Newest Emerging Microbe Threat All Over the World. Business model and The prison phone kickback game. Is the entry-level job going extinct? The Rome scenarios.

We have scheduled the dates for our “Strategic Blindspots” course which will take place in an hybrid format in the fall.

Our future

Tech giants have all become creator companies. The Andromeda galaxy photo taken by Hubble. Make Way for the ‘One-Minute City’. Getting rid of jetlag: Advanced Acclimation and Protection Tool for Environmental Readiness. China starts large scale testing of its Internet of the future. Office eco-systems. Top ten professions after the pandemia. K Line and Airseas win approval for kite-based propulsion system. BIG designs battery-metals plant, ships and underwater robots for undersea mining company. How Parking Destroys Cities.

Weak signals

Weak signals are indicators of a change, a trend or an emerging risk that might become significant for the future. They allow us to run hypothesis, expand our thinking, and challenge assumptions. How will you interpret those in your industry or field of expertise?

Ghost kitchens’ new urbanism. An interspecies currency. No more snow days. TikTok Is Starting A Job Site Targeted To Gen-Z. New dating app only works on Thursdays. a guide to creator economy. The trophy tree. Mayo Clinic and Kaiser finance hospital-at-home care. Appucino please: how TikTok is permanently changing Starbucks. The tarot deck of corporate conversations. Google’s first retail store. A minimalist smart phone for GenY. Slow travel is back: how train travel picks up again (in French). Why brands are getting weird on social media. Why more young Chinese want to be civil servants.

I like new words. This week, JJDIDTIEBUCKLE: A mnemonic acronym taught so Marines can remember their 14 leadership traits: Judgment, Justice, Decisiveness, Initiative, Dependability, Tact, Integrity, Endurance, Bearing, Unselfishness, Courage, Knowledge, Loyalty, Enthusiasm .

On our radar

In this section, I will share some of the content I come across as I work on specific mandates for our clients. This is what I worked on this week:

I will keynote Anges Québec’s event on June 3rd, called “Ready for Tomorrow”: Bias Is a Big Problem. But So Is ‘Noise.’ People view the future through the narrow lens of their expertise. How Bayer’s Catalyst Fund Built The Right Culture For Innovation. The strong impact of weak signals.

Our weekly chat on Clubhouse last Saturday focused on the future of space ( we were even joined by an astronaut!). Here are some of the resources mentioned if you missed it: Is Mars ours? Apollo 11 and space law. The Institute of Air and Space Law . Elon Musk’s SpaceX inks satellite connectivity deal with Google Cloud. Faraway NASA probe detects the eerie hum of interstellar space. Space traffic. Earth in time. A new study, reports a spiral galaxy named BRI 1335-0417 formed less than 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang.

Our speaking engagements can be found here.

Hodgepodge discovery

Articles for the curious mind as you like to cross over to new fields:

A new book, Patented, reveals the forgotten designers of everyday items. The untold story of how Florence Nightingale used data viz to save lives. What we learned in a year of crafting. In the 21st century, every life experience is a monetizable data pointZombie fires . In case you were wondering: the secret to giraffes’ cardio-vascular. Who invented the wheel? How Albert Einstein’s Son Tamed the Mississippi River. A stunning new school for girls in the desert of India. Why Everywhere Looks The Same.

You have asked me to suggest newsletters that inspire me, so I will suggest one each week: a few signals spotted this week come from Adrian Monck and his Agenda Weekly.

Feeling Good

Where are the sharksDrip dropFin to fin. Visit the catacombs, 3D. Google launches an experiment to hear color. Watch Accurate Recreations of Medieval Italian Longsword Fighting Techniques, All Based on a Manuscript from 1404.


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