Great Competitive Intelligence Quotes on Competition, Competitors, Strategy to Inspire

Reconnaissance is everything. 

Jack Reacher
Never interrupt your enemies when they are making a mistake. Saves you from spending money doing the same thing.

Octopus

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In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the experts there are few.

Shunryu Suzuki
A goal without a plan is just a wish.

Antoine de Saint-Exupér

It depends….

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It's dangerous to proceed beyond the evidence. A fact once logically arrived at should not be extended beyond it's natural significance

George Smiley
Companies that solely focus on competition will die. Those that focus on value creation will thrive. 

Edward de Bono
The weakness of an enemy forms part of your own strength.  

Anonymous
If you want to catch a lion, a toy goat won't work. 

John Le Carre
Great minds don’t think alike.

Emily Gosling
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All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.

-Galileo Galilei-
You can not see what you will not see. Until it throws you out of the window. 

Dr Frederick Chilton

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

George Bernard Shaw

Just using Competitive Intelligence so you can copy your competitors isn’t the answer. Don’t want to the same as them. Want to be better.

Let the source talk
Everyone has a story. You just have to ask.
Everything you know is wrong.

Weird Al Yankovic
Be open to learn. To unlearn and relearn.

Alvin Toffler
Imagination is more important than knowledge.


Albert Einstein
The best way to overcome our fear is to know more about it. “Ignorance” isn't lack of knowledge. We cannot know everything. But judging without the willingness to know.
The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. 

Jack Sparrow (Capt)
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.

Marie Curie
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.

John Galbraith
The human mind blocks out information that is contrary to where your worldview is.
The best form of defence is knowing about it in advance. 

Sir John Scarlett
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A discussion between Haldane and a friend began to take a predictable turn. The friend said with a sigh, ‘It’s no use going on. I know what you will say next, and I know what you will do next.’ The distinguished scientist promptly sat down on the floor, turned two back somersaults, and returned to his seat. ‘There,’ he said with a smile. ‘That’s to prove that you’re not always right.

Clifton Fadiman (ed.), André Bernard (ed.), Bartlett’s Book of Anecdotes (2000), 253.Found at Today In Science History

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Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.

Otto van Bismark
There is always a reason.
Sometimes the truth hurts. Sometimes it bites you in the ass.

Jack Reacher
Number 1: Cash is king. 
Number 2: Communicate. 
Number 3: Buy or bury the competition.

Jack Welch
The weakness of an enemy forms part of your own strength.

Annon

The best form of defence against plots and attacks is to know about it in advance. And that is good Intelligence.

Sir John Scarlett

The greats never sacrifice the important for the urgent, they handle the immediate problem and still make sure to secure the future

Bobby Axelrod

Analysis helps you see the world how it could be not how it was.

A wise king knows what he knows and what he doesn't.

Tywin Lannister
All competition takes place in the future.

J.K. Lindsey
Analysis is taking something apart to figure out how it works

TJ Waters
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.

Sun Tzu
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It's like Highlander. 
There can be only one.  

Bobby Axelrod
The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do. 

Michael E Porter
Never Interrupt your enemies when they are making mistakes
Hard work without Strategy is useless.

Sir Paul Smith
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Knowledge becomes power only when we put it to use.

99% of all surprises in business are negative

Harold Greene

She had a plan until she got a smack in the mouth and it all went south

Bono
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Conventional wisdom is often wrong. And a blithe acceptance of it can lead to sloppy, wasteful, or even dangerous outcomes

Levitt & Dunnet

Denial is the number one enemy of good intelligence. Denial is a great tool to produce poor strategy & questionable decision making

Competitive Intelligence is knowledge and foreknowledge about the entire business environment that results in action

Seena Sharp 
To think of the future as full of possibilities create different future visions at the same time
A good matador doesn't kill a fresh bull. You wait until he's been stuck a few times

Chuck Rhoades
A sign of issues within a company is when “Strategy” actually means “cost savings”. A reasonable assumption that your competitor will be reluctant to start new projects and launch new products. A good time to go on the offensive?
Thinking analytically can be taught and improved with practice.  By doing it, not sitting in a classroom
Good Intelligence comes with a feeling of certainty
In this rapidly changing and volatile world, the expectations required of those in the intelligence discipline are high - knowledge of the hidden and foreknowledge of the unpredictable.

Edward Waltz
Denial is a great tool to produce a poor strategy and encourage questionable decision making.

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”


― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”


― Abraham Lincoln

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”


― Benjamin Franklin

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.”


― Yogi Berra

“A good plan violently executed is better than a perfect plan executed next week.”  

— George Patton

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The first earth tremors pass quickly, often unnoticed. Then one day the whole city falls around your ears.

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Do you hear that? That’s the sound of your world changing. Of people connecting, contacts changing, customers needs evolving. And competitors disrupting your market.

You can’t slow it down. And you can’t avoid it. You can’t stop it.

But you can stay ahead by innovating, modernising and delivering what’s needed.

By knowing what’s happening next.

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