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Management Seminar CI

Euroforum Series

This fall I will be one of the 7 experts offering a written Competitive Intelligence management seminar for Euroforum in German. Other experts in the team include SCIP's current Vice President Eduardo Flores Bermudez, DCIF's current president Andreas Romppel, Kai Goerlich of SAP, Prof. Dr. Martin Grothe, Christian Muth, Jörg Preatorius.

See more details about this Competitive Intelligence management seminar here.

Co-Author CI Book

Starting a CI Function

As the co-author among many bright Competitive Intelligence professionals I would like to point you towards this collection of wisdom of Competitive Intelligence leaders sharing their experience in building and improving Competitive Intelligence departments and functions.

Read my whole chapter of the book here exculsively. As a CI professional you might want to buy the book from SCIP.

SCIA's summer event

Review and wrap-up

The Swiss Competitive Intelligence Association (SCIA) invited members and other interested Competitive Intelligence professionals to the 2009 summer evening event "World-class Competitive Intelligence Organizations: Academic Model vs. Reality"presented by Monika Giese, Basel (Switzerland) June 25, 2009 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Read an event summary here.

Welcome to my Blog


My name is Jens Thieme and I am no stranger to blogging and online publications. In fact I am running quite a couple of websites on various topics as seen in the list below. I also want to introduce the purpose for this domain real quick and the various topic areas.

Topic areas

works - everything about my career and extra-career work I do (such as associations and societies I am actively involved in)

lives - private stuff and anything I experience and want to share with my readers

likes - sharing what I like in the world I live in, in the best case: engaging in exchange with my readers

awaits - what I am eagerly awaiting, looking forward to and planning for

sees - photos I shoot, some comments and stories about what I see and how I se and value it

writes - books and other publications I have written and I will write

archived - stuff of the past, every once in a while I will branch out and pick up on old blogs, revitalize them or simply archive here

Welcome to my new domain with the above blogs. Please feel free to subscribe and contribute by commenting.

Already established blogs


Relax and Reflect

Happy New Year 2009

This time of the year might mean something different for everyone as the past year has provided or taken in different ways as well.

At the cross roads of another era in time that might again produce exciting, unexpected, welcomed and challenging moments and circumstances I would like to express one wish for you:

No matter how and where and what you celebrate the coming days and weeks I wish for you and your loved ones to be able to slow down, breath deeply, reflect on what is of most value for you and yours.

In facing those common values and re-energizing during this time of calm and love you will find new anchors for future's adventures to center you where you truly belong: in the middle of your and your loved ones values and ways.

So, as the year draws to an end - like the evening after a busy day wishes the sunlight farewell - let's be grateful for what was and hopeful for what will be.

Helsinki 2008, more Flickr pictures...

Warm regards, Jens


Festive greetings

Thanks for your interest in my blog

With: Frohe Weihnachten, Happy Holidays, Milad Majeed, Merry Christmas, Wesołych Świąt, Feliz Navidad, Happy New Year, Joyeux Noël, Buone Feste, Glædelig jul, Hyvää joulua, С Рождеством Христовым!, Nollaig Shona Duit, Gesundes Neues Jahr - deputizing for any other language of your heritage or choice, I would like to thank all friends, colleagues and interested visitors for your support and interest.

Regardless if you enjoy Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Years, Pongal, Yalda, Yule, or any other great seasonal celebration - I wish you a memorable time with your loved ones and health plus success for your future endeavors.

For everyone in need of a Santa, here you can craft your own. Still haven't got your own tree? There you go...