“… That general is skillful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skillful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.” - Sun Tzu, Chinese General & military strategist As competitive intelligence analysts,... Read More.
“Should policymakers trust the IIP or the PMI numbers?” an article I saw in livemint this morning cried out. “The RBI had, in its mid-term monetary policy statement, raised doubts about how effectively the index reflects the underlying momentum in... Read More.
Corruption emerges as a major confidence killer in India Jan 2011: The 6th wave of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management - ValueNotes Investment Confidence Index (ICI) in India indicates that global economic worries appear to be receding within the investment community.... Read More.
The Competition Commission of India can now choose to scrutinize all external communication of individual employees, particularly in companies that are dominant in their markets. What does this mean for the CI analyst? The Competition Act 2002 in India (CA02) is... Read More.
Most companies want to be and claim to be on the right side of the fine line that demarcates ethical CI from low life espionage. Only, different people and companies draw lines at different places. Let’s first distinguish between personal and... Read More.
A recent Investment Confidence Index survey report, released by JP Morgan and ValueNotes, brings out an interesting finding. According to the survey, Indian investors are wary of the climate change and perceive it as a negative indicator for the Indian... Read More.
All competitors have access to the similar data and information. But only a few of them are able to leverage it to ink success stories. While data constitutes fragments of information that are unconnected to each other or the environment, information... Read More.
Globally social media and its diverse uses have become a raging phenomenon…many companies from almost all industries have already started making good use of this channel for selling goods / services, customer service and support…but financial service companies, prominently the... Read More.
The IPO of SKS Microfinance has generated much angst amongst the righteous, Indian leftist fringe. And our financial press is only too happy to highlight their views, regardless of logic. After all, how can an institution that seeks to serve... Read More.