Here are a list of my favorite books and references on Competitive Intelligence. The links to these books are my Amazon affiliate links.
- Bensoussan, Babette and Fleisher, Craig. “Business and Competitive Analysis: Effective Application of New and Classic Methods”
- Christensen, Clayton “Seeing What’s Next: Using Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change”
- Christensen, Clayton “The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business (Collins Business Essentials)”
- Garland, Eric “Future, Inc.: How Businesses Can Anticipate and Profit from What’s Next”
- Heuer, Richard and Pherson, Randolph “Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis”
- Porter, Michael “Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors”
- Sharp, Seena. “Competitive Intelligence Advantage”
Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals
Basics definitions of competitive intelligence, including code of ethics and dictionary of terms of practice.
Special Libraries Association Competitive Intelligence Division
A division of a professional association devoted to applications of library sciences, specifically related to research topics in CI with resources, audio recordings and on-line training.
Mercyhurst University Department of Intelligence Studies
The leading institution for undergraduate and graduate education of intelligence professionals in national security, law enforcement and commercial intelligence practices. The site includes access to case studies and project reports.
Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy, and International Security
The Hayden Center provides for the full examination of intelligence and its interplay with US national security. Resources include historical and biographical sources as well as coverage of policy and governance issues related to national intelligence.
Psychology of Intelligence Analysis
Published by the CIA and made available to the public, a recognized valuable resource on the cognitive process by which intelligence analysts (including those in the private sector) transform unprocessed data into formal intelligence products.
US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
International Association of Crime Analysts
International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts
National Criminal Intelligence Resource Center
International Association for Intelligence Education
Police Futurists International
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
I recently started listening to your podcast, after the first episode I was hooked. I work as a reporting manager for a large University (within the fundraising arena). Your podcast is my first exposure to CI. I would love to learn more and I’m wondering if there are any recommended books, articles, podcast (other than yours of course), that a person new to CI would find beneficial. A first steps guide type deal.
Again, love your podcast, thank you for sharing your knowledge.