Strategic intelligence: self-deception

Strategic intelligence is more and more like reading the Harvard Business Review through a fun house mirror. Sure, people use the words strategy, future, and foresight, but they mean something quite different. Peak Intel: How So-Called Strategic Intelligence Actually Makes Us Dumber - Atlantic Mobile

Conventional thinking and risk avoidance

In large, slow-moving bureaucracies, conventional thinking and risk avoidance become paramount, irrespective of how many times a day people at that organization use the word “strategy” or “innovation.” Peak Intel: How So-Called Strategic Intelligence Actually Makes Us Dumber - Atlantic Mobile

Risk management and intelligence

When the intelligence business works, it helps create organizational cultures where empirical evidence and concern for the long-range strategic impact of a decision trump internal politics and short-term expediency. Peak Intel: How So-Called Strategic Intelligence Actually Makes Us Dumber - Atlantic Mobile

Intelligence: Dr Feelgood

The problem is, the market for intelligence is now largely about providing information that makes decision makers feel better, rather than bringing true insights about risk and opportunity. Peak Intel: How So-Called Strategic Intelligence Actually Makes Us Dumber - Atlantic Mobile