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Digital technologies are changing business, government and society worldwide. Clearly, they’re opening up new risks and opportunities for every sector of the world economy. Such “futurology” may offer you the big picture, but what does a digital world mean for you, personally? Will you be ready for an automated, AI-assisted, big-data-driven employment future? This course provides you an answer to these questions, and it does so from a unique perspective: by introducing you to the world of intelligence analysis. First, this course explains some of the skills that will command a premium in the digital age, and why. Then, it offers you mental models and practical frameworks developed by the US intelligence community to give you a cognitive edge understanding the digital world. This edge is not about spying or secrets. It’s about better thinking. This analytic toolkit has nothing to do with tired, static MBA-style strategy frameworks. Instead, these tools to help you come to grips with the volatility, uncertainty, ambiguity and deception of the digital age. Ultimately, this course makes the case that as the world becomes more digital, your future success depends most of all on asking better questions of both yourself and others. Therefore, it teaches you how to adopt an intelligence analyst’s question-asking mindset. In short, take this course to acquire a sustainable business advantage through clearer, more structured thinking....
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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1
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2 hours to complete

A Toolkit for the Digital Future: Intelligence Analysis for the Business Professional

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Reading
15 videos (Total 41 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video15 videos
The World of Intelligence2m
Introduction to Module 12m
What is a Digital Centaur?3m
Computing Power vs Brain Power3m
A word on the Readings for Module I2m
Working in Symbiosis with this new form of Intelligence2m
Soft Skills will become the New Hard Skills2m
Are you smart?2m
Hypotheses Generation & ID and Culture5m
Importance in the diversity of team composition1m
What Is Intelligence?3m
Augmented Intelligence2m
Secrets are like Pringles2m
Conclusion to Module I2m
Reading2 readings
The Chess Master and the Computer20m
Suggested Readings30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module I30m
Week
2
Clock
2 hours to complete

The Intelligence Analyst’s Mindset

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Reading
12 videos (Total 42 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video12 videos
Question Clustering5m
Long- Term Strategic Understanding1m
The Intelligence Cycle5m
Why Disproving is Important2m
A Map of Knowledge and Ignorance4m
A few Words on the Readings for Module II1m
Relevance vs. Rigor3m
Start with an 0utside View then Work Inside5m
A Few Traps3m
Conspiracies: A Skeptic´s View4m
Conclusion to Module II1m
Reading3 readings
The Intelligence Cycle Explained20m
Thinking Straight: Cognitive Bias in the US Debate About China20m
Suggested Reading20m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module II30m
Week
3
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2 hours to complete

Intelligence Methods: Analysis, Part One (Macro Actors) The Case of Chinese Rare Earth Elements

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Reading
14 videos (Total 47 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video14 videos
What are Rare Earth Elements?3m
Chronologies and Timelines7m
Key features: Life as a chess game3m
Rational /Unitary Actor Model: Finding the evidence2m
Rational /Unitary Actor Model: Who are the actors?1m
Key features: Life as a soccer match2m
Organizational Process Model: Finding the evidence5m
Organizational Process Model: Who are the actors?1m
Key features: Life as a poker game2m
Personal & Bureaucratic Politics Model: Finding the evidence4m
Personal & Bureaucratic Politics Model: Who are the actors?2m
There are limits to all rational actors2m
Conclusions to Module III3m
Reading2 readings
Required40m
Suggested Reading20m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module III30m
Week
4
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2 hours to complete

Intelligence Methods Analysis, Part Two: Micro actors (understanding people/organizations)

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Reading
12 videos (Total 31 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video12 videos
The limits and the dangers2m
What is “Placing”?2m
Where to start the Timeline2m
Placing Milo Jones3m
Making Deductions and finding “hooks”3m
Where, Why and When you need to know how to “Place”1m
Timeline/Chronology Technique in Placing Organizations4m
Why Placing Organizations in Important3m
A few Words on the Readings for Module IV1m
Conclusion to Module IV1m
Conclusion to the Course1m
Reading4 readings
Strategic Empathy10m
Turning Gadflies into Allies10m
The Evolution of Market Campaigns10m
Suggested Reading10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module IV30m

Instructor

Milo Jones

Professor at IE Business School
Geopolitics in the Digital Age

About IE Business School

IE Business School is an internationally recognized business school where the leaders of tomorrow shape their ideas and learn to become global citizens. For over 40 years, IE Business School has promoted innovation and change in organizations, equipping managers with an entrepreneurial mindset that generates employment, wealth, and social well-being. Regularly featured among the top business schools in the world, IE Business School has an urban campus in Madrid and a faculty of more than 400 professors who teach students from approximately 90 countries in its undergraduate and master programs. IE uses innovative online, face-to-face, and blended learning formats, including the IE Communities Platform where knowledge and experiences are exchanged with over 50,000 IE graduates that currently hold management positions in more than 100 countries worldwide....

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