Anatomy of CI – Part 2

Heath Gross

Ad-hoc vs Monitoring Imagine if you tried to navigate a busy street but you could only see and hear for 5 seconds out of every minute.  Would that be a safe way to travel?  No, because the situation would change too fast, and with far too great of consequences to be safe.  Think about how most companies conduct competitive intelligence …

Anatomy of CI – Part 1

Heath Gross

Over the years there have been numerous comparisons between organizations and organisms, as they share many fundamental similarities, namely: Organisms are essentially ‘living’ systems that depend on the external environment to meet their needs Organizations are made up of interconnected sub systems that must work together to adapt, grow and thrive If you think of your organization as an organism, …

Evolution of V.U.C.A.

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Prior to Heath Gross' career in competitive intelligence, he served in the US Government as the Special Projects Officer for Counterterrorism in the Middle East. He worked in counterterrorism both before, and after 9/11. During that period Heath personally witnessed the accelerated transition from planning and fighting a conventional war, with clearly marked boundaries and military goals, to a war fought ...