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Competitive Ethics: Segment B

From: Carnegie Council
Series: Just Business
Length: 14:46

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The field of competitive intelligence illustrates the distinction we draw in our professional lives between ethics and law. Attorney Richard Horowitz shares some legal insights and Knowledge inForm's Cynthia Cheng Correia checks in from the corporate side of competitive intelligence.

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Just Business is a series of audio interviews that examines some of the tangled pathways that companies and civil society face. Host Julia Taylor Kennedy sits down with thought leaders across a variety of sectors to discuss the intersection between business and society.

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Just Business is a series of audio interviews that examines some of the tangled pathways that companies and civil society face. Host Julia Taylor Kennedy sits down with thought leaders across a variety of sectors to discuss the intersection between business and society.

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JULIA TAYLOR KENNEDY: Welcome to Just Business. I'm Julia Taylor Kennedy.

Thomas Jefferson once said, "I consider ethics, as well as religion, as supplements to law in the government of man."

One field that really illustrates the distinction we all draw in our professional lives between ethics and law is competitive intelligence. Today on the show I'll talk to two competitive intelligence specialists to unpack the legal and ethical lines they draw each day.

First, a primer on competitive intelligence, known as CI for short. When the renowned Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter broke types of business competition into five categories in the 1970s, he established his legacy. Nearly every first-year MBA student now must internalize Porter's five forces. They are competitive threats, like substitute products, long-time industry rivals, and others.

Porter's forces also spawne...
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Additional Credits

Deborah Carroll – Executive Producer
Julia Kennedy - Producer/Host of Just Business
Robert Smithline - Editor
Terence Hurley - Editor
Gusta Johnson - Production Assistant

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