I define a Business Sniper as: "An expert in business science who has some or many skills in business monitoring, visualization, observation, targeting, scanning, detecting, communications, infiltration, camouflage, reconnaissance, hardware, software, espionage, and is able to adversely affect competitor businesses with precision pinpoint planned actions that may include accessing competitor information, damaging the reputation, brand, capabilities, or business value of the competitors, especially the share price value of competitors".
You may ask "Is this possible?". Yes. It is not only possible, it is being practiced around the world. Competition in business can lead to spying, competitive intelligence, and even disruption. But not all of it makes the front page news because not all of it is explicitly discussed or sometimes even discovered. These are covert operations, not overt operations.
What is an example of a Business Sniper? A computer hacker targeting businesses is an example of a Business Sniper, just like an Economic Hitman (EHM) targets economies of countries.
- by Gerry Som.
27th November 2012.