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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone (February 11, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684844044
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684844046
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #438,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am an award winning journalist and the author of eight books including "Competitive Intelligence," considered the landmark work on the subject. My books have been translated into six languages and have been chosen as Book-of-the-Month selections. I have written for the International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, The European, The Village Voice, Popular Science and many other publications.
I was a Washington staff correspondent for Business Week Magazine and covered military affairs for Knight-Ridder newspapers at the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer where my beat was Fort Benning, the infantry training center.
My awards include the 2005 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award for a feature on transportation security, the Associated Press Public Service Award for an investigation into unsafe working conditions in Georgia textile mills and the American Society of Business Publication Editors Regional Gold Award for a feature on the dangerous state of U.S. roads.
I have appeared on national TV and radio shows including CNN's Larry King Live!, Evening Magazine, National Public Radio's All Things Considered, G. Gordon Liddy Show, BBC World Service, CBS Evening News and local TV and radio stations in San Francisco, Washington, DC, New York City, Detroit, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Chicago, Miami and other cities.
I am also is a licensed private investigator and founder of KANE Associates International, Inc., a company that specializes in intelligence matters for corporate clients.

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Kahaner discusses how to collect and make information into useful intelligence.
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Kahaner presented the CI field in an easy-to-read manner without losing sight of the need to provide some level of depth and usefulness to the reader.
Kenny
This book is easy to read, with great examples and thorough coverage of the topic.
Barbara Q.

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By K. Taylor on February 6, 2002
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I learned of this book while reading the "Ask Annie" column in Fortune (Jan. 7, 2002). I've been in Marketing for 10 years and was looking forward to a good book on competitive intelligence gathering. This covers only the most basic of topics: the plan, do, check, act cycle; annual reports; 10-Qs; government permits; etc. If you don't have a clue where to start in CI you may find this book helpful. If you've done even cursory competitive intelligence gathering before you will not likely find anything new here.
I should have paid attention to the reviewer that said, "If this is the FIRST book you read on Competitive Intelligence - it is not that bad..." I'll add not only if this is the first book, but also your first exposure, otherwise skip it.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 13, 1999
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After having listened to so-called gurus spout off about CI none of it made any sense until I heard Larry Kahaner speak at a recent SCIP conference. I bought his book which explains CI in a clear, no nonesense style and I was able to use his insights immediately at my company. If you know nothing about CI, this is the book to start with. If you 'think' you know everything about CI this is the book that will fill in all the blanks you 'thought' you understood. It's practical and down to earth.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 21, 1999
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I have recently used this book as one of the major sources for my final project at University in Bristol. I was conducting the project for a well known company so my findings and prototype were to be implemented in the real world. As my literature review involved serious reading around the subject I got to know CI in depth. 99% of the major headings within my review were found within this book, and I found myself referring to it continuously even with many other sources at my disposal.
Interested in Competitive Intelligence ? Buy this book !
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Barnett on October 20, 2000
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If this is the FIRST book you read on Competitive Intelligence - it is not that bad; It covers much ground at a fast pace. However, if you have read any of the other books out on CI (Fuld's CI Blue Monster, or even Michael Porter's On Competition) this book is rehashed material that is too elementary to gain any sort of knowledge to furtherer your CI knowledge base. I commend the authors for a good start - but was hoping for much more detail.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Z Krenshaw on February 3, 2000
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This books explains in easy to understand language how CI works and how any company can do it. But Kahaner doesn't stop there. There's plenty of material for people who already know about CI, even those who practice CI on a regular basis. The case studies are excellent. I highly recommend it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "paladin902" on August 26, 1999
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This is a basic reference for CI. The author lays the groundwork for convincing the audience of the need for CI and how to establish and operate a program. Comparing it to the other, much higher priced books, this is the most bang for buck
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 21, 2001
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This is a basic treatment of the field that adds the journalistic element that has been lacking in many other treatments. That has its good and bad points. The good points is that it is likely to drum up interest in the field by those outside of it. The bad point is that it somewhat sensationalizes it for those of us who do it on a day to day basis. Nevetheless, it is a comprehensive overview of CI and provides for interesting anectdotes and stories to share to the general public. I just got this a few weeks ago and it is also now appearing a bit dated but that is understandable as it was likely written several years ago. Overall, a fairly interesting book that will be of some value to individuals who need to understand why CI might be a desirable career pursuit.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By p-maher@ihug.co.nz on August 23, 1998
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Larry Kahaner has produced a book that touches almost all of the bases and provides a good primer to begin one's CI education. Part 1 held out the promise of a quality text but this standard fell somewhat in the middle stages of the book when he discussed the practicalities of the Intelligence Cycle. He finished strongly however and has produced a good base from which others can carry the CI 'flame' forward.
I liked the use of the case studies, which were relevant, topical and illuminated the points that Larry was trying to make. To my mind the coverage of both the Directive and Processing phases of the Intelligence Cycle were quite 'thin'. I felt that, as these two phases are the most difficult to establish, they needed further elaboration, and were a little 'underdone'.
More could have been said about establishing a focused and responsive Directive Phase with listed common negotiation points and a schematic of feedback loops and process designs between CI 'customers' and CI professionals.
Likewise the Processing Phase was fairly lightweight with only the hoary old SWOT analysis and a little on Pattern analysis and War-gaming given as typical analysis tools. Little was said about practical information and intelligence handling, logging, collation tools, or how to use the emerging range of analysis IT tools such as Netmap or Watson to name but a few.
The potential blind alley of 'Data Warehousing' and the operational use of Meta-data, database pruning policy, and a host of other key topics were missing from the book. At least Larry mentioned OPSEC, which I was heartened to see and for that I am willing to overlook some of the other weaknesses in the book.
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