Recommended Reading

“Activity-Based Intelligence: Revolutionizing Military Intelligence Analysis”, by Chandler P. Atwood.  Joint Forces Quarterly; 77, 2nd Quarter 2015.  (PDF)

“Activity-Based Intelligence: Understanding the Unknown”, by Letitia A. Long.  Intelligencer: Journal of U.S. Intelligence Studies, Fall/Winter 2013.  (PDF)

“Adrian Slywotzky: The Zen of Strategic Anticipation”, by Alex Burns.  Australian Foresight Institute/Disinformatio(R), September 2002.

Book of Extremes: Why the 21st Century Isn’t Like the 20th Century, by Ted G. Lewis.  Springer, 2014.

Borges’ Map: Navigating a World of Digital Disruption“, by Philip Evans and Patrick Forth.  The Boston Consulting Group, 2015.

Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War, by Robert Corum.  Back Bay Books, 2004.

Brave New War: The Next Stage of Terrorism and the End of Globalization, by John Robb.  Wiley, 2007.

Business and Competitive Analysis: Effective Application of New and Classical Methods, by Craig S. Fleisher and Babette E. Bensoussan.  Pearson Education, 2nd Ed., 2015.

Causal Models: How People Think about the World and Its Alternatives, by Steven Sloman.  Oxford University Press, 2005.

Competitive Intelligence Advantage: How to Minimize Risk, Avoid Surprises, and Grow Your Business in a Changing World, by Seena Sharp.  Wiley, 2009.

“Continual & Complete Intelligence: A 21st Century Approach”, by Michael Wilson.  Decision Support Systems, Inc., 2002. (PDF)

Copycats: How Smart Companies Use Imitation to Gain a Strategic Edge, by Oded Shenkar.  Harvard Business School Publishing, 2010.

Crafting Non-predictive Strategy“, by Philippe Silberzahn.  Silberzahn & Jones Blog, 2012.

Creative Intelligence: Harness the Power to Create, Connect, and Inspire, by Bruce Nussbaum.  Harper Business, 2013.

Creatively Disrupting the Intelligence Paradigm“, by Gregory Treverton.  International Security Network, 13 August 2014.

“Destruction and Creation”, by John R. Boyd.  September 1973. (PDF)

“Early Detection Capabilities: Applying Complex Adaptive Systems Principles to Business Environments”, by Cory Costanzo and Ian Littlejohn.  TKG Consulting Pty Ltd, 2006.

Exponential Organizations: Why New Organization are Ten Times Better, Faster, and Cheaper than Yours (and What to do About it), by Salim Ismail.  Diversion Books, 2014.

“Empty Chessboard”, by Coriolanus., 25 January 2013.

Everything is Obvious: Once You Know the Answer, Duncan J. Watts.  Crown Business, 2011.

“From Noticing to Making Sense: Using Intelligence to Develop Strategy”, by Philippe Baumard.  International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, 7:1 (1994).

“Full-Spectrum Analysis: A New Way of Thinking for a New World”, by Adrian Wolfberg. Military Review, July-August 2006. (PDF)

Get There Early: Sensing the Future to Compete in the Present, by Bob Johansen.  Berrett-Koehler, 2007.

“Good Fences Make Good Neighbors”, by David Snowden.  Information Knowledge Systems Management, 10 (2011).

Graph Analysis and Visualization: Discovering Business Opportunity in Linked Data, by Richard Brath and David Jonker.  Wiley, 2015.

Growth Hacker Marketing, by Ryan Holiday.  Portfolio / Penguin, 2013.

Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age, by Paul Graham.   O’Reilly Media, 2008.

How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of “Intangibles” in Business, by Douglas W. Hubbard.  Wiley, 3rd ed., 2014.

“How Power Laws May Shape the Face of Corporate Strategy”, by Wolfgang Amann, Cuno Pumpin, and Didier Sornette.  Criticaleye, 2008.  (PDF)

Hyperformance: Using Competitive Intelligence for Better Strategy and Execution, by T.J. Waters.  Wiley, 2010.

“Increasing Returns and the New World of Business”, by W. Brian Arthur.  Harvard Business Review, July/August 1996.

Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy, by Carl Shapiro and Hal R. Varian.  Harvard Business School Press, 1999.

Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach, by Robert M. Clark. CQ Press, 4th ed, 2013.

Intelligence Analysis: How to Think in Complex Environments, by Wayne Michael Hall and Gary Citrenbaum.  Praeger Security International, 2009.

It Takes a Network“, by Stanley A. McChrystal.  Foreign Policy, February 22, 2011.

Knowledge and Power: The Information Theory of Capitalism and How it is Revolutionizing Our World, by George Gilder.  Regnery Publishing, 2013.

Networks, Crowds and Markets: Reasoning About a Highly Connected World, by David Easley and Jon Kleinberg.  Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Organizing the “Knowns”“, by Peter Buxbaum.  Geospatial Intelligence Forum, 2 February 2015.

Quantitative Intelligence Analysis: Applied Analytic Models, Simulations, and Games, by Edward Waltz.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

“Pattern Thinking: A Strategic Shortcut”, by Adrian J. Slywotzky and David J. Morrison.  Strategy & Leadership, Vol. 28 Iss 1, (2000).

‘Power Curves’: What Natural and Economic Disasters Have in Common“, by Michele Zanini.  The McKinsey Quarterly, June 2009.

Power Laws & the New Science of Complexity Management“, by Mark Buchanan.  strategy+business, Spring 2004.

Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now, by Douglas Rushkoff.  Penguin Group, 2013.

Program or be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age, by Douglas Rushkoff.  OR Books, 2010.

“Redefining Strategic Foresight: ‘Fast’ and ‘Far’ Sight via Complexity Science”, by Bill McKelvey and Max Boisot.  Handbook of Research on Strategy and Foresight, edited by Laura Anna Costanzo et al; Edward Elgar, 2009.  (PDF)

Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist: Effective Modeling in RDFS and OWL, by Dean Allemang and Jim Hendler.   Morgan Kaufmann, 2nd ed., 2011.

Sensemaking: A Structure for an Intelligence Revolution, by David T. Moore. National Defense Intelligence College, March 2011. (PDF)

Social Network Analysis for Startups, by Maksim Tsetovat and Alexander Kouznetsov.  O’Reilly Media, 2011.

“Strategies for Two-Sided Markets”, by Thomas Eisenmann, Geoffrey Parker, and Marshall W. van Alstyne.  Harvard Business Review, October 2006.

“Strategy and the New Economics of Information”, by Philip B. Evans and Thomas s. Wurster.  Harvard Business Review, September/October 1997.

“Strategy as a Wicked Problem”, by John C. Camillus.  Harvard Business Review, May 01, 2008. (PDF)

“Strategy Tools for a Shifting Landscape”, by Michael G. Jacobides. Harvard Business Review, January-February 2010.

Structural Holes: The Social Structure of Competition, by Ronald S. Burt.  Harvard University Press, 1992.

Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis, by Richards J. Heuer, Jr. , and Randolph H. Pherson.  CQ Press, 2011.

“Systems Thinking and the Cynefin Framework: A Strategic Approach to Managing Complex Systems”, by H. William Dettmer.  Goal Systems International, 2011. (PDF)

Systems Thinking, Third Edition: Managing Chaos and Complexity: A Platform for Designing Business Architecture, by Jamshid Gharajedaghi.  Morgan Kaufmann, 2007.

“Systemic Operational Design:  Learning and Adapting in Complex Missions”, by Brigadier General Huba Wass de Czege.   Military Review, Jan/Feb 2009.  (PDF)

Target-Centric Network Modeling: Case Studies in Analyzing Complex Intelligence Issues, by Robert M. Clark and William L. Mitchell.  CQ Press, 2015.

Tempo: Timing, Tactics and Strategy in Narrative-Driven Decision Making, by Venkatesh Rao.  Ribbonfarm, Inc., 2011.

The 80/20 Principle and 92 Other Power Laws of Nature, by Richard Koch.   Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2013.

The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New Global Order Constantly Surprises Us and What to do About It, by Joshua Cooper Ramo.  Little, Brown and Company, 2009.

The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage, by Roger Martin.  Harvard Business Press, 2009.

“The Fusion Analyst: An Intro to All Source Intelligence and Analysis”, by Coriolanus., 20 August 2012.

The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath, by Nicco Mele.  Black, Inc., 2013.

The New Cartographers: The Rise of Mapping & Augmented Intelligence“, by Sean Gourley., 11 May 2013

“The New Dynamics of Strategy: Sense-making in a Complex-Complicated World”, by Cynthia F. Kurtz and David J. Snowden.  IBM Systems Journal, Fall 2003. (PDF)

“The Perils of the Imitation Age”, by Eric Bonabeau.  Harvard Business Review, June 2004.

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee.  W.W. Norton & Company, 2014.

The Semantic Turn: A New Foundation for Design, by Klaus Krippendorff.  CRC, 2006.

Tilt: Shifting Your Strategy From Products to Customers, by Niraj Dawar.   Harvard Business Review Press, 2013.

“Transient Advantage”, by Rita Gunther McGrath.  Harvard Business Review, June 2013.

Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator, by Ryan Holiday.  Portfolio/Penguin, 2012.

“Unbundling the Corporation”, by John Hagel III and Marc Singer.  The McKinsey Quarterly, June 2000.

Uncontrolled: The Surprising Payoff of Trial-and-Error for Business, Politics, and Society, by Jim Manzi.  Basic Books, 2012.

“Understanding the Non-Linear Event: A Framework for Complex Adaptive Systems”, by Sarah Miller Beebe and George S. Beebe.  International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintellgience, 25:3 (2012).

“Using ‘Power Curves’ to Assess Industry Dynamics”, by Michele Zanini.  The McKinsey Quarterly, November 2008.

“Value-Creating Ecologies: Understanding Next Generation Business Systems”, by Sanjiv Gossain and Gajen Kandiah.  Foresight: The Journal of Futures Studies, Strategic Thinking and Policy, vol 8 no 1 2006.

“Visual Business Ecosystem Intelligence: Lessons from the Field”, by Rahul C. Basole.  IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, September/October 2014.

“When it Takes a Network: Creating Strategy and Agility Through Wargaming”, by Arnoud Franken and Harry Thomsett.  California Management Review, vol 55 no 3, Spring 2013.

“Why Software is Eating the World”, by Marc Andreessen.  The Wall Street Journal, 20 August 2011.

Wikis and Intelligence Analysis, by Kristan Wheaton.  MCIIS Press, 2012.

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, by Peter Thiel with Blake Masters.  Crown Business, 2014.


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