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Episode 4: Unlocking the Art of Competitive Intelligence and Collaboration in Marketing

Episode 4: Unlocking the Art of Competitive Intelligence and Collaboration in Marketing
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In this episode of the Expert Exchange Podcast, host Dino Delic sits down with Tim Bowman, Head of Compete, Product Marketing at Asana. This conversation explores the concept of three personas in business, the importance of teamwork, the role of friction in collaboration, and the challenges of working in large companies. We also delve into the value of competitive intelligence and the secret of being an introvert, and conclude the conversation with a discussion on the career path in competitive intelligence.


In this conversation, Tim Bowman discusses the power of declarative memory and abstract thinking, as well as the importance of memory plasticity and learning. He shares his insights on the gap between learning and application and the fear of scaling ideas. Tim also emphasizes the need for milestones in life and the value of progress. He explores the mindsets required for strategy and the significance of optimism, patience, and humility. Tim highlights the benefits of user manuals and the importance of gratitude and collaboration. He concludes by discussing the challenges of disagreeing and committing and the impact of feeling left out and excluded.

 

 

Takeaways

  • Successful businesses require three personas: the entrepreneur, the specialist, and the manager.

  • Teamwork is essential for success, and friction can be both positive and negative in collaboration.

  • Large companies face challenges in removing friction and building trust among teams.

  • Competitive intelligence is a valuable field that requires skills in research, analysis, storytelling, design, and production.

  • Understanding and embracing introversion can lead to better self-awareness and communication in the workplace.

  • Memory is plastic, and anyone can improve their declarative memory through recall and reinforcement.

  • The gap between learning and application is a common challenge, and mental intervention is required to bridge this gap.

  • Creating milestones in life is essential for personal and professional growth.

  • The mindsets of optimism, patience, and humility are crucial for success in strategy.

  • User manuals can enhance self-awareness and improve communication and collaboration.


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I really like the quote “my job is to be a scout, not a preacher” - as someone who works in CI this really resonates with me. 🔮

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I really like the quote “my job is to be a scout, not a preacher” - as someone who works in CI this really resonates with me. 🔮

I’m glad you liked it. Tim’s perspective on his role and the way he helps his organization is very refreshing and really inspiring! 

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Really cool!

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