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Master Classes

Rodenberg Tillman & Associates executes the Two days International Master Class Strategic Intelligence twice per year for the European market. With the Six Building Blocks™ all aspects are covered to become successful in strategic management and strategic intelligence. Our Master Class is applicable for professionals, managers, and leaders in international business from all various company functions: sales, marketing, strategy, innovation, business development, research & development, technology, purchasing, human resources and beyond. Every business individual who can’t just rely anymore on…

Predictive Foresights™ Premium Service

The ‘Holy Grail’ in forecasting is 51%. Imagine if it could be increased to 65%+. It is seen as incredible. However, we managed to do this with the crime rates of the City of Chicago, with the price of the Bitcoin 4-6 weeks ahead of the game and with the turning point of the “bull” market into the “bear” market at Wall Street in October 2018. We offer similar solutions with many other topics, which no other what-so-ever predictive analytics…

Market Intelligence Research

Our Market Intelligence professionals give indepth answers on your questions and issues the company is facing or will face the next couple of years. We deliver the insights & foresights on the dynamic changes in your organization’s business environment and concerns markets – customers – consumers – technology – research & development – competitors, business development & innovation, legislation and beyond. Change and innovation come in over 65% of all cases from outside your traditional and current markets. Therefore we…

Company Radar Rooms

The most effective way for an organization to implement its Intelligence process is to create a physical or virtual (MI7™) Company Radar Room that will allow people to work efficiently within this process. We can design & implement custom made Company Radar Rooms for your organization.

MI7™ – Knowledge Platform

Rodenberg Tillman & Associates created a state of the art Knowledge Platform named MI7™, this Platform allows for easy Retrieving, Storing, Managing, Visualizing, Collaborating and Communicating of knowledge within your organization. MI7™ can be seen as your virtual Central Radar Room and be integrated into a physical Central Radar Room.

Intelligence & Knowledge Audit

We provide different kinds of Audits. The Strategic Audit is a systematic process to define the requirements of the intelligence process. The challenge is to develop an intelligence process that accomplishes the major objectives of avoiding surprises, identifying market opportunities and minimising threats.

Intelligence Tools

Over the years Rodenberg Tillman & Associates have created many types of Intelligence Tools that are used during different parts of the services provided. Some of these tools are also available to you and your organization. We can give you access to these tools and educate on how to use and implement these within your organization.

Rodenberg Academy™

As part of Rodenberg Academy™, we provide different Master Classes and Webinars, from beginners to experts in Intelligence. With a proven track record, Rodenberg Tillman & Associates Educational services is the No1. provider of Intelligence Education within Europe. After completing your course, each attendee, will receive its Rodenberg Academy Certificate, which is Recognized by SCIP.

Intelligence Briefings

As part of Rodenberg Academy, Rodenberg Tillman & Associates provide twice per month our Free Intelligence Briefs. In these Intelligence Briefs different kinds of subjects are covert which include Predictive Foresights on events to come and identified Black Swans, Gray Swans and Gray Rhinos.

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Reliance Industries, India

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Shell International Exploration and Production, Netherlands

“The people at Rodenberg Tillman & Associates are tough guys to work with, because they always ask the difficult questions and challenge our assumptions”

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Citigroup Bank, USA
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Jeff Immelt’s lessons on leadership

It is interesting to see how Jeff Immelt created parts of his strategic intelligence picture. After Jack Welch’s period of leadership (from 1980 to 2001), Jeff Immelt transformed the 125-year-old GE into a start-up, a digital industrial company. “We compete in today’s world to solve tomorrow’s challenges”, he said, quoted in HBR September/October 2017.

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Test your company’s strategy

Most of us recognize this ‘annually recurring ritual’ in the company planning cycle which in most cases is based on an inside view. It becomes a breeding ground for all sorts of biases that subconsciously give more weight to facts that back management’s view than inconvenient ones that don’t. Being inwardly-focused and not anticipating competitors’ moves is remarkably superficial and is another breeding ground for competitive surprises. To overcome this, management is forced to think ‘strategically’ and needs evidence-based strategic intelligence.

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Defense and offense data, and crucial other dimensions

The IT-world would like us to believe that Big Data is a success, with the emergence of all kind of data-management functions, data scientists, chief data officers and others. You might ask yourself how effective all of this is in the absence of a coherent strategy for organizing, governing, analyzing and deploying an organization’s information needs. The quote by the renowned author of the famous book “The Black Swan” is also clear in this regard. In the 2017 May/June issue of Harvard Business Review, Thomas Davenport draws a distinction between data defense and offense, and other crucial dimensions.

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Are multinationals at the end of their Company Life-Cycle?

The potential hostile takeovers of Unilever and AkzoNobel were a wake-up call for their respective boards of management and boards of directors, providing a reason for both companies to act, however, both moved in the wrong direction, by selling-off parts of their companies, and of course via cost-cutting. Two easily-implemented actions which helped improve shareholder value. The Big Egos at the top were no doubt very proud of themselves to have made a decision. Together with my co-author, Dr. Antoinette Rijsenbilt, we described those too Big Egos in numerous cases in our 2015 book “Big Boys Big Egos and Strategic Intelligence”.

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Crucial questions in business today

Asking the right questions is the biggest issue to challenge top management. Examples of crucial questions include: how long will our sources of competitive advantage survive in the face of technological shifts? How will changing customer and societal expectations affect our business models? What does it mean to be an international company when the benefits of international integration are under intense scrutiny?

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President Macron and the EU

The French writer Charles Maurras (1868-1952) believed there were ‘Two Frances’: one was the ‘real’ France, and the other the ‘legal’ France. The ‘real country’ is the rural France of church clocks, traditions and native people fused with their ancestral soil, versus the ‘legal country’ which is the secular republic run by functionaries conspiring for foreign interests. When sufficient people in the country come to understand the failure of ‘legal’ France, they will want the ‘real’ France back. That will be true in countries all over Europe. As Marine Le Pen stated: “France will be led by a woman, either me or Mrs. Merkel”

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Critical questions and challenging assumptions are core in strategic intelligence

It has been instructive to see the following three things happening which people tend to accept far too easily: how effective are Boards of Directors, and what of their responsibility and accountability in controlling and monitoring their Boards of Management? It seems they are not effective at all, most have no idea of what is really going on, and what new challenges that are facing.

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Exogenous factors drive growth in Europe

Economic indicators have improved since the summer of 2016, resulting in an accelerating positive level of economic performance in Europe and the other OECD-countries. Entrepreneurs and consumers are getting back into a good mood. The professionals in government, banks and other institutes did not see this coming. In our strategic intelligence best practices, we use the ‘Strategy as Active Waiting’ management tool to identify early indicators of change and create possible courses of action.

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All too often we tell management what they want to hear

An important issue in HBR in March/April 2017, dealt with information that challenges your assumptions and allows you to perceive a looming threat or opportunity. When a dramatic shift is on the horizon, the first indications may usually appear in ambiguous events on the fringes of the market. A key problem is getting information that senior management have not demanded because they do not know how to ask for it. Often, this may be a development brewing that may ultimately redraw the lines of competition for the future. One way to describe the unanticipated risks became famous in 2002 as ‘unknown unknowns’, thanks to Donald Rumsfeld, the former US Secretary of Defense.

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