Strategic intelligence and postmodernity

Essay by lalida March 2004

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Strategic Intelligence and Post modernity- The key to success in the competitive edge

"Know the other and know yourself:

Triumph without peril.

Know Nature and know the Situation:

Triumph completely."

Sun Tzu

Nowadays, we are living in the competitive edge. Competitiveness occurs everywhere, in our life or business .To survives, we have to create the weapons to attack and defense with the others.

In the business world, the market is compared to the business battle field. To be alive, firms have to create the strategies to conquer the others. Moreover, the 21st century is the era of information. Firms are handling with tons of papers such as tax invoices or receipt, stock documents and so on. The bigger the firm is, the more chaotic the firm faces. Luckily, the advance in technology helps firms to deal with the chaotic world.

Any firms could transform the data into intelligence, they would get the competitive advantage and reach the growth at last.

Strategic intelligence is the intelligence that creates strategy to compete with others. In others words, strategic intelligence is created to help the firms to enhance their capability to transform data into intelligence. It is the effective weapons for the firm to reach the triumph in the information century.

In the first part of the essay, I wrote about the meaning of strategic intelligence, the reasons that businesses apply strategic intelligence. How the data transform to the intelligence. The second part presents about the strategic intelligence as the evolution of the Strategic Management which is, in its turn an evolution of Strategic Leadership. The third part of the essay is about doing business in the 21st century- the postmodernism edge. And for the last part, I would like to describe about applying the art of war by Sun Tzu to create...