The Intelligence Edge: How to Profit in the Information Age

The Intelligence Edge: How to Profit in the Information Age

by George Friedman
     
 
Knowledge is power, and today's age of information calls for new ways of attaining and controlling knowledge. Your business can get an edge over its competitors by being able to find essential information quickly and efficiently. Whether you are an independent entrepreneur or the CEO of a multinational corporation, intelligence gathering will play an increasingly

Overview

Knowledge is power, and today's age of information calls for new ways of attaining and controlling knowledge. Your business can get an edge over its competitors by being able to find essential information quickly and efficiently. Whether you are an independent entrepreneur or the CEO of a multinational corporation, intelligence gathering will play an increasingly important role in your business's strategic decision-making process.
        
The Intelligence Edge provides you with tools honed by the world's premier intelligence-gathering professionals. The authors show how to use techniques perfected by such organizations as the CIA on how to find and collect, prioritize, and analyze data. They present a comprehensive system of information management that will teach you how to identify and target different sources of information, from the library to the internet to company gossip. Because some information is expensive or difficult to access, you will learn how to use your time and resources in the most efficient way possible. Then, once you have collected the information you need, you will be shown how to use it--what to store, what to discard, what to turn to your advantage. By following these steps, you can learn to compete and prosper in today's knowledge-based business environment.

Whether you work for yourself or for a major multinational corporation, The Intelligence Edge will help you and your company to survive and prosper in today's knowledge-based business environment. Stay ahead of the information wave with:

Techniques perfected by intelligence organizations Advice on how to find the information you need quickly and efficiently Methods on how to sort and analyze the information Guides to the best databases, libraries, and on-line services

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Drawing on their extensive experience in intelligence services, the authors argue that in this global economy businesses must adapt to new ways of thinking brought about by global trends and information technology. Because the computer age has generated a massive amount of information whose value for businesses depends on a company's ability to collect and analyze it quickly, this has made information management crucial to business decision-making. To this end, the authors present a systematic process for collecting information, analyzing it, and using the resulting knowledge, demonstrating that this process would help an organization to innovate and develop its operations better and faster. With a step-by-step approach and supporting anecdotes, this book discusses techniques used by national intelligence organizations. Recommended for both public and academic libraries.Ali Abdulla, East Carolina Univ., Greenville, N.C.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780609600757
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

George Friedman and Meredith Friedman are the authors of The Future of War and The Coming War with Japan. Their company, Strategic Forecasting, specializes in global business intelligence and analysis. Colin Chapman is the founder and chief executive of Financial Times Television in London. John S. Baker, Jr. , is professor of law at Louisiana State University's Law Center.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >