Great Competitive Intelligence Quotes on Competition, Competitors and Strategy

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


Shunryu Suzuki

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

A goal without a plan is just a wish.


Antoine de Saint-Exupér

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

Octopus

Reconnaissance is everything.

Jack Reacher

A good matador doesn’t kill a fresh bull. You wait until he’s been stuck a few times.


Chuck Rhoades

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.

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.

Octopus

Everything you know is wrong.


Weird Al Yankovic

Let the source talk

Everyone has a story. You just have to ask.

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


Shunryu Suzuki

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 best form of defence is knowing about it in advance.

Sir John Scarlett

It depends….


So what?

Why?

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.

A sign of problems is when “Strategy” actually means “cost savings”. A reasonable assumption they will be reluctant to start new projects or launch new products. A good time to go on the offensive?

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

Good Intelligence comes with a feeling of certainty.

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

George Bernard Shaw

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


Dr Frederick Chilton 

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

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

John Le Carre

Great minds don’t think alike.

Emily Gosling

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


Galileo Galilei

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

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

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


Octopus

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

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

Otto van Bismark

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

Captain Jack Sparrow

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

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

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

There is always a reason.

Sometimes the truth hurts. Sometimes it bites you in the ass.

Jack Reacher

Buy or bury the competition.

Jack Welch

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

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

Sir John Scarlett

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

Tywin Lannister

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


Sun Tzu

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

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

All competition takes place in the future.

J.K. Lindsey

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

Analysis is taking something apart to figure out how it works

TJ Waters

The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.


Michael E. Porter

It’s like Highlander. There can be only one.


Bobby Axelrod

99% of all surprises in business are negative

Harold Greene

Never Interrupt your enemies when they are making mistakes

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


Bono

Hard work without Strategy is useless.


Sir Paul Smith

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

Bobby Axelrod

This is a list Great Competitive Intelligence Quotes on Competition, Competitors, Strategy to Inspire.

Knowledge becomes power only when we put it to use.

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

Levitt & Dunnet

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

George Patton

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

Yogi Berra

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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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