In your interest.
Online Personal Finance Magazine
No beating about the bush.
Competitive intelligence, according to the author is the ability to see through or stay ahead of competition. It is the unspoken, hidden key to success. It helps you figure out your customer's strategic thinking, a rival's cost structure when making a bid, or a competitor's new product plans. Apparently, it helps you make moves ahead of your rivals. Example? T. Boone Pickens, the oil and gas...