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

– George Smiley

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

– Shunryu Suzuki

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

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

Edward de Bono

Never dismiss anything as not possible

“They don’t ask the right questions, or they ask the wrong ones”.

Jay Baer

Sir John Scarlett

The best form of defence is knowing about it in advance.

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To think of the future as full of possibilities create different future visions at the same time.

– Molière

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.

Good Intelligence comes with a feeling of certainty.

Thinking analytically can be taught and improved with practice. By doing it, not sitting in a classroom.

Alvin Toffler

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

Be open to learn. To unlearn and relearn.

Alvin Toffler

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Galileo Galilei

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

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

– John le Carre

Great minds don’t think alike.

– Emily Gosling

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

Dr Frederick Chilton 

Window by Hannah

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

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

Sun Tzu

Samurai by Krys

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

Tywin Lannister

There is always a reason.

The human mind blocks out information that is contrary to where your worldview is.

The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.

– Captain Jack Sparrow

The weakness of an enemy forms part of your own strength

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

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

– Bobby Axelrod

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

– Bono

Knowledge becomes power only when we put it to use.

Bono by Todd

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

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

Sir John Scarlett

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

Abraham Lincoln

Never Interrupt your enemies when they are making mistakes.

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

George Patton

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Sir Paul Smith

Hard work without Strategy is useless.

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

Yogi Berra

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

– Levitt & Dunnet

All competition takes place in the future.

– J.k Lindsey

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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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