TINO as the Second Stage of the Innovation Process
Identify your innovation experts: The Innovation ‘Hidden Expert’ Quiz
Who can provide me with the best innovative ideas?
Many of you are already familiar with the previous ‘restaurant as metaphor’ hidden-expert quiz, However, drawing a direct line from that conceptual ‘restaurant’ notion to a practical common business situation wasn’t always so simple.
The reasons for this difficulty are varied. Some of these have been explained in the ‘restaurant as metaphor’ post, and others exceed the scope of this post.
But while the ‘restaurant’ metaphor may seem to be only relevant ...
Successful marketing demands the right information in order to identify and define marketing opportunities and problems. Such challenges generate a permanent flow of business questions. Some questions are commonly approached through document-based quantitative methods (data-bases, data-mining and analysis). Others are dealt with through undocumented, qualitative information, using surveys, focus groups and in-depth interviews.
Unfortunately, too often such qualitative methods fail both to explain past events and behavior and to predict accurately future trends, leaving the company relatively blind.
Such failures are usually dealt with by switching from one research method to another, or by changing its weight in ...
TINO - Consultancy that solves problems with much fewer advisors and consultants
In recent years I have met with a great number of consultants. Many of them were searching for new products and services to improve their offering, while also hoping to enhance their position in the market.
To those who were curious about what HUMINT was offering, I often suggested the following idea:
"How about joining hands in offering an integrated consultancy solution, composed of both TINO and your specific expertise?
Example: when your client needs better information, your KM (Knowledge Management) consultant will offer ‘documented’ solutions, and TINO will ...
TINO - Appendix
Think Intelligence ©
A methodology based on a new paradigm, offering an intelligence-oriented approach to business and personal dilemmas. Involves several levels:
- Data - Individual records. For instance, the telephone number of a physician.
- Information - Indexed data. For instance, a telephone book containing the numbers of many physicians.
- Knowledge – Interpreted information. For instance, prioritization of physicians based on given criteria, along with relevant data like addresses, treatment history, etc.
- Intelligence - Actionable knowledge, necessary for making informed decisions. For instance, in choosing the right physician.
Business Intelligence (BI)
Commonly describes the range of data, information, knowledge and intelligence, retrieved using applications ...
Typical consultancy versus the TINO consultancy
We usually contract consultants when we know how to solve a certain problem, but lack the time to do so, or in those situations where solving a given problem requires an ad-hoc, one-time effort, and makes such external solution faster and less costly. HUMINT Solutions provides you with solutions that dramatically enhance your problem-solving capabilities considerably faster, minimizing the need for such external, ad-hoc solutions.
Beyond saving you time and reducing costs, keep the problem solving processes in-house will minimize leaks of strategies, business plans, expertise, or any other valuable information that may become ...
How much would you invest in having exclusive access to highly valuable business information?
While keeping a strict ethical approach, we will give you access to undocumented, reliable information that will surprise you…
The TINO program will provide you with such undocumented
information at a lesser cost, while 90% of a company's
documented data is written once and never read again, according to a recent research.
The TINO program is offered usually in two different packages:
· TINO ‘for Individuals’ – By using the TINO methodology, we will help you fulfill your personal goals (personal needs, business networking or both).
· TINO ...
Introducing a new framework supporting strategy, business development and innovation
It is clear that navigating dynamic business or personal environments demands a constant supply of information. However, even though impressive developments are being made in all aspects of generating, managing and consuming documented information, 'pushed' from technically-oriented hubs, relatively little progress was made in the way of methods and tools to address the respective aspects of undocumented information – to be 'pulled' from human-oriented hubs.
Why there are so few, if any, practical and comprehensive methods for gathering undocumented information in the academic and business world alike is interesting in itself ...
At a time when 'coaching' programs for managers offer ways to improve interactions between managers and their close environment, and 'Strategic consultants' provide programs to improve interactions between the organization and its wider environment.
Both coaching and consultancy assume this environment is dynamic (if not chaotic), and try to develop necessary personal and organizational skills to navigate it.
What is interesting is that even though their diagnosis - the need to better handle these environments - is correct, their prognosis is a little odd. It is fascinating to see how the technological paradigm leads us astray.
The availability of technological management tools ...
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