A story surfaced today on TechCrunch.com claiming that a Facebook employee boasted the company “has obtained copies of proprietary Google documents outlining their social strategy.” Besides being way uncool to yammer on about at a cocktail party, it poses an interesting question: Would you even want to know your competitors’ plans?
Wouldn’t it limit your thinking – from offense to defense; from what you believe to what your competitors believe? Chasing competitors who are behind you is a dangerous business. Might you lose focus on your customers by thinking too much about your competition?
What do you think? Would you want to know their plans?