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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

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

2 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 41 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
15 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
2 readings
The Chess Master and the Computer20m
Suggested Readings30m
1 practice exercise
Module I30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

The Intelligence Analyst’s Mindset

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 42 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
12 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
3 readings
The Intelligence Cycle Explained20m
Thinking Straight: Cognitive Bias in the US Debate About China20m
Suggested Reading20m
1 practice exercise
Module II30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

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

2 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 47 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
14 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
2 readings
Required40m
Suggested Reading20m
1 practice exercise
Module III30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

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

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 31 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
12 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
4 readings
Strategic Empathy10m
Turning Gadflies into Allies10m
The Evolution of Market Campaigns10m
Suggested Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Module IV30m

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