August Jackson of Verizon on Competitive Intelligence

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(Side note: It was a beautiful summer in Seattle (and my consulting business has been exploding). That dual dynamic has meant that my interview rate has slowed a lot and not many of the interviews I actually did this summer have been put up here on the site. But the days are getting shorter, the rain has a hint of fall in it and it's time to get back on the horse.)

Without further ado, let me introduce you to one of the most interesting podcasts I've done in a long time. August Jackson is an expert on the subject of competitive intelligence (not to be confused with corporate espionage). He was nice enough to fit me in between his day job at Verizon, his MBA classes and his own (very good) podcast on CI.

August and I chatted about the definition of competitive intelligence, where it came from, the qualities of a good analyst, tools and tactics that even bootstrapped entrepreneurs can use and more.

Check it out:

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I used to download your

I used to download your interviews in .mp3 format so I could put it on my ipod. Now it seems I cannot get hold of the URL to download. Any chance you can provide thelink on your site.