• THIS ISN'T JUST INFORMATION.... THESE ARE INSIGHTS ....

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  • What We Do

    WE'RE ON A MISSION TO TRANSFORM INFORMATION INTO INSIGHTS.

     

    "He who asks, is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask is a fool forever." ~Chinese Proverb

     

    Deep Web & Secondary

    “Read not to contradict & confute; nor to believe &  take for granted; nor to find talk & discourse; but to weigh & consider."  ~Francis Bacon

    “What impressed me so much about her style is that she has a relentless focus on meeting her customer's needs; she'll "do what it takes" to help not only herself but others be successful. If one line of research failed, she was always knowledgeable about alternative ways to capture important information - & seemed to always be able to find a way to "get the answers". As such, I was struck, up-front, by the breadth of her research knowledge & awareness.”

     

    From CEO's company-wide distribution highlighting 4 employees who exemplify the ideal: Anna Shallenberger "whose thorough research, on a variety of esoteric topics....is rendered all the more impressive by the speed, accuracy, & enthusiasm with which they are delivered..."

     

    "Her responsiveness & ability to engage the various groups within (the company) makes her the "go to" person for market research. Quite a compliment given each of these sub-groups has their own marketing research group of professionals; it is these professionals that find her services so valuable."

     

    "Anna is clearly an expert in all things related to competitive intelligence & market behavior. Anna displayed expert knowledge while also asking & listening to gain insight from her client, & presented findings in a clear & effective manner. A great resource."

     

    "I’ve found her to be extremely well rounded & affluent, continuously demonstrating a wide & diverse array of unique talents & skill sets rarely found in one individual."

     

    "While her research skills are exceptionally strong, her uncanny ability to think outside the box gives her the ability to get to the heart of what her customer requires, all in a timely manner."

     

    "Anna is a vibrant, organized, & dynamic person with a rare talent for networking. Gifted with a great memory combined with a deep knowledge of multiple industrial sectors, Anna can connect people in minutes, find common areas of interest in order to facilitate team building & out-of-the box thinking. Anna also proved in several occasions her dedication to the CI community & established as a thought leader in that field through her commitment..."

     

    "She understands the challenges of market research, & has inspired us to work better & smarter."

     

    "Anna Shallenberger is very knowledgeable about business research & analysis. She has defined processes to plan research projects, ensuring that the best sources & methodologies are utilized. She is also very well connected in the research industry & has a long list of (human) resources to turn to for expert opinions."

     

    "Resourceful & diligent, she is an independent thinker who works well autonomously & as a dynamic team member. She empowers her direct reports & shares credit."

    HUMINT & Other Primary

    “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” ~Stephen R Covey

     

    "Her responsiveness & ability to engage the various groups within (the company) makes her the "go to" person for market research. Quite a compliment given each of these sub-groups has their own marketing research group of professionals; it is these professionals that find her services so valuable."

     

    "Anna is clearly an expert in all things related to competitive intelligence & market behavior. Anna displayed expert knowledge while also asking & listening to gain insight from her client, & presented findings in a clear & effective manner. A great resource."

     

    "I’ve found her to be extremely well rounded & affluent, continuously demonstrating a wide & diverse array of unique talents & skill sets rarely found in one individual."

     

    "While her research skills are exceptionally strong, her uncanny ability to think outside the box gives her the ability to get to the heart of what her customer requires, all in a timely manner."

     

    "Anna is a vibrant, organized, & dynamic person with a rare talent for networking. Gifted with a great memory combined with a deep knowledge of multiple industrial sectors, Anna can connect people in minutes, find common areas of interest in order to facilitate team building & out-of-the box thinking. Anna also proved in several occasions her dedication to the CI community & established as a thought leader in that field through her commitment.."

     

    "She understands the challenges of market research, & has inspired us to work better & smarter."

     

    "Anna Shallenberger is very knowledgeable about business research & analysis. She has defined processes to plan research projects, ensuring that the best sources & methodologies are utilized. She is also very well connected in the research industry & has a long list of (human) resources to turn to for expert opinions."

     

    "Resourceful & diligent, she is an independent thinker who works well autonomously & as a dynamic team member. She empowers her direct reports & shares credit."

    Analysis

    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." ~Aristotle

    “Her critical assistance in helping our group design (our) go-to-market-strategy resulting in Immelt's comment that (our BU) had a "more thorough understanding of its current & emerging customers & a better articulated plan than any of the other 40 GE businesses.”

     

    "Her thorough data & thoughtful analysis (in a very short time frame) was instrumental in helping capture a $2 million project against this competitor."

     

    "She is detailed oriented, a team player & customer focused. If given the chance I would love to have her back on my team."

     

    "The intellectual capital that Ms. Shallenberger brought with her was astounding & went far beyond any expectations."

     

    "Anna is well known internationally for her work in all aspects of marketing & competitive intelligence research, providing clients with the intelligence needed for complex strategic decision-making. She is a "doer" & highly proactive in all aspects of her work."

     

    "I worked with Anna ... highly recommend her....Anna was an incredible source for all things related to the business & a great person to work with"

     

    "She has the unique ability of being able to analyze the big picture while still maintaining the attention to details."

     

    "Anna's marketing intelligence skills were beyond belief. She was very critical to some of the learnings & discoveries we uncovered to support our business plans & strategies. I would recommend Anna in this capacity anyday!"

     

    "She's a cheerful person to be around, is extremely thorough & dependable, knows what she wants & doesn't settle for anything less- all great assets to have. She pays attention to detail while never losing sight of the bigger picture. Anna always strives for the best & knows how to get it."

     

    "Working with Anna has been an eye opener... Her in-depth research & analysis was not only thorough but she was extremely creative in her presentation...What strikes me is how dedicated she is to everything she does whether it’s volunteer work for a professional association or when working with other researchers. To add to my list of kudos, I’ve benefited from viewing Anna’s presentation slide decks, which are comprehensive & filled with new ideas & plentiful resources."

    Synthesis

    "Most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud." ~Chanel

    “She can synthesize a large amount of information to only that which adds value, by employing her organizational & management skills. She also has the unique ability to get along well with all types of people. She is extremely positive & truly one of the most pleasant people with whom I have worked.

     

    “This project was highly visible within the highest levels of (our company), & she managed it with efficiency, energy & creativeness. My opinion is that she did an outstanding job, & I do not believe the project would have been completed without her skills & focus on managing the project to a successful conclusion. She is particularly adept at using CAP tools to drive consensus building.”

     

    "With limited resources & a tight time line Anna was able to accomplish the goal of establishing the KM function. This was a critical capability ...as cross-functional managers relied on key information to manage their businesses; Anna was proficient & adept in providing the critical information they needed."

     

    "Her performance was top notch. Always thorough in her work with a propensity for innovation."


    "Her expertise & dedication were key to surfacing information necessary to successfully implement projects where limited planning data was available."

     

    "She provided solid counsel & collaboration, asking critical research questions while keeping the strategic picture in mind. Furthermore, I really enjoyed working with Anna & appreciated her valuable support. I hope to work with Anna again someday!"

     

    "She distilled the information into a highly concise, unique list of the most important pieces of information I required. She worked well as a strategic partner in getting to the data points that we needed. She takes direction well, too; when I made a specific request, I received exactly what I asked for."

     

    "Anna is an extremely professional & proactive research professional. She supported a number of consulting projects at our firm through her skills digging up extraordinarily difficult-to-find but directly relevant business data. I believe her work is differentiated three ways: Deep knowledge of how to find source information on almost any topic. Strong business experience that allows her to provide different angles & original ideas on how & why information that she can access might be of interest to clients. Genuinely friendly, helpful attitude that makes clear that demands on her can be made & will be met at all hours, as needed in professional services. I heartily recommend Anna's work."f

    Training / Speaking

    "(One) who can make hard things easy is the educator" ~RW Emerson

    "I have to say, I've been to a LOT of CI meetings over the past couple of decades (over 100 on four continents), but this was one of the very best. The engagement of the members around the subject matter was clearly well-thought out in advance... Anna was the driving force behind that dynamic. Likewise, the networking half of the meeting was also well put together to encourage the making of new friends & memories to go with them."

     

    "I learned a lot from Anna: she has great insights into competitive intelligence methods & models along with & practical working knowledge of how competitive intelligence can impact your company's mission."

     

    "Under high pressure, "real time" conditions ...was highly impressed with her strategic, operational & CI expertise. Anna also served on a panel with leading experts in CI & provided some of the best CI insights offered. I would have absolute confidence in her ability to deliver quality work to her clients."

     

    "I found her to be very knowledgeable. Beyond theory, she provided real-life examples that brought theory to life in practical application.... does not hesitate to share best practices. I value her insight & perspective."

     

    "Anna was an excellent instructor & I heartily recommend her classes. Her knowledge & experience in CI was evident in the numerous practical examples she shared. Teaching in a virtual classroom can be challenging but Anna kept the class engaged & did an especially good job of managing group discussions by addressing questions/topics to individuals to encourage participation from everyone, even those less comfortable with the online format. Feedback on class projects was always prompt & useful. Additionally, Anna encouraged her students to become involved in the broader CI community & has been an excellent role model in this regard. I recommend that others take advantage of any classes/sessions that provide the opportunity to learn from Anna."

     

    "She gave me several suggestions for best ways to make connections in the new area. She also keeps up with the latest technologies & provided me with resources to evaluate some of these technologies."

     

    "Not only is Anna bright & capable, she is extraordinarily task & detail-oriented. She almost single-handedly organized, planned & executed ... conference, which was very successful in terms of content, format & overall experience. Anna brings a great deal of energy & strong communication skills to her projects. In addition to her considerable abilities, she is an impressive leader -- personable, transparent, inclusive & motivational. I hope to work with her again soon, & often."

     

    "Her expertise & leadership have guided me on searches, for which she incorporates innovation in search strategies. I have had a rewarding & educational experience working for her."

     

    "She took on the considerable task of leading, managing & coordinating sessions, speakers, moderators, & all the myriad logistics involved in planning for an international conference. Her attention to detail is remarkable, & she kept the various stakeholders informed of her progress every step of the way. Even with some major last-minute changes, Anna produced a top-notch conference experience for conference attendees."

     

    "Anna consistently applies her vision, intelligence, insights, depth & breadth of experience, & energy to each endeavor, elevating outcomes & enhancing the experience for everyone involved. Her capacity to balance detail-orientation with the big-picture & her ability to connect with people & draw connections between concepts, ideas, & practices are tremendous assets to her colleagues, organization, & field. Moreover, Anna combines these traits with a commitment to excellence that is the mark of her work. I look forward to our future collaborations"

  • Who Anna Is

    I'M ON A MISSION TO GLEAN INFORMATION FROM KNOWLEDGEABLE, CURRENT, ETHICAL SOURCES...

     

    “Curiosity is one of the permanent & certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.” ~ Samuel Johnson

    Anna Shallenberger

    Chief Archer


    "aka ClosetLibrarian"

     

    Anna is straight-forward regarding what is & is not possible*


    Leveraging her innovative & thorough research skills


    Backed by business & industry savvy.

     

    Trust her to maintain your confidentiality & high ethical standards...

     

    Anna is well respected & widely connected.

    Dedicated to her craft & known in the field...

     

    Her personal interests include

    Sailing, Jazz, Dance...
    and of course, reading :-)

     

     

     


    *based on budget, schedules, & high ethical standards.

     

  • Who's Talking About Targeted Knowledge

    "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.
    If you think about that, you'll do things differently." ~Warren Buffett

    SLA Presidential Citation

    Research

    Information Advisor - Best of Business Web

    "What we really appreciate about this Twitter user is her ability to find the really significant research

    studies, quickly summarize the scope & results in short tweets, & provide the link to the original study."

    Educator

     

    Demonstrating ROI of Market Intelligence: Building Metrics That Engage Senior Leadership [SCIP Chapter Meeting]

     

    SPOTLIGHT SESSION {w/ Jan Herring} - Competitive Intelligence Transitions for LIS Professionals....
     

    SLA CI Certification Program Instructor & SLA CI Division Education Chair

     

    Ins & Outs of a Career in Prospect Research

     

     

    Speaker / Presenter / Author

     

    Mindshift to Competitive Intelligence

     

    Seriously? That Actually Worked? Ethical CI in Pharma & Medical Devices...

     

    Integrating with Sales & Marketing To Capture & Deliver Intelligence: Researching & Analyzing Competitors

     

    Mining Unique Information Sources & Deep-Invisible-Hidden-Opaque Web

     

    Future Ready 365 - Are You Ready Today?

     

    Reintroduce Yourself

     

     

    ALSO SLA's Business & Finance Bulletin, Intel Insights, & Chapter Newsletters

     

    Professional Leadership Roles - Past & Present

    Special Libraries Association

    Presidential Task Research Force, Future Ready Blogger, Webinar Presenter, Conference Sessions Moderator & Spotlight Speaker

     

    Special Libraries Association - Competitive Intelligence Division
    CI Certificate Program Instructor, Membership Chair, Education Chair, Author, Conference Planner

     

    Special Libraries Association - Business & Finance Division

    LinkedIn Moderator, Author, Grant Winner

     

    Special Libraries Association - Pharmaceutical & Health Technology Division

    Author, Travel Award Winner

     

    Special Libraries Association - NYC & Fairfield County Chapters

    NYC Downtown Luncheon Group Coordinator & Employment Chair, Fairfield CT Newsletter Editor & Archivist

     

    Society Competitive Intelligence Professionals

    St Louis Chapter Presenter, Oregon Chapter Steering Committee

     

    Association Independent Information Professional

    Local Arrangements Team - Vancouver Conference

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    “When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.” ~Dalai Lama.

     

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