Hundreds of bite-size lessons for learners.
Lessons that take less than ten minutes.
TheG2 teaches researchers how to unpack the puzzle pieces from the box, make sense of them, and solve for your endless business questions.
TheG2 begins with a stand-alone module that lays out what it means to get information about, around, from, and through people. This module – and several others – are available for free to all learners.
18 additional modules include over 200 lessons – each one moving a learner from concept to example in a concrete, logical way. These modules all map to one of six central themes. To understand the intent of the curriculum, it helps to summarize these themes (see below).
The individual learner experience is the focus of TheG2. We’ve made sure that every lesson is bite-size and easy to digest in a short 5 to 10 minute sitting. No multi-hour commitments or days off required. Learners move at a personal pace with no timers or “drip content.”
TheG2: 6 Main Themes
Over 200 lessons across 18 modules
Perspectives: 1 Module, 5 Lessons
Understanding the purpose of TheG2 and our emphasis on human capital research.
Definitions: 1 Module, 9 Lessons
The many terms and expressions that describe our approaches as well as our targets for research.
Operations: 2 Modules, 16 Lessons
The many people and processes that surround research planning and execution
TheG2: author credibility
The author of TheG2 (Dave) is most well known as the founder of Clew, LLC, one of the world’s premier competitive intelligence consultancies. TheG2 brings all of Clew’s experiences and expertise to bear on the most comprehensive, specialized research training course in the market.
Dave has spent over 25 years researching, engaging, and analyzing people, places, and things to inform business decisions. He currently spends his days as the head of talent intelligence at one of the world’s leading venture capital funds. Prior to this, he spent over a decade consulting to Microsoft, mostly in the Office of the CTO, and also consulted to private and public technology companies on human capital topics.
He’s an expert at competitive intelligence (“CI”) and business research and has provided authoritative commentary to many publications ranging from Fortune, WSJ and the Boston Globe to Wired, CFO and the Sunday NY Times. He was also a longtime corner columnist for Competitive Intelligence Magazine and has presented at dozens of global conferences.
In his past life, Dave founded a VC-backed software startup, was a volunteer teacher with NFTE through Citizen’s Schools in Boston, worked on the trading floor at Fidelity Capital Markets, and was a Research Associate at Fidelity Capital. Dave graduated with a BFA (stone sculpture) from George Washington University and an MBA (finance) from Babson College. He’s also been rescuing dogs for as long as he can remember.
Memberships (past and present): Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), Human Capital Institute (Founding Member), Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP), and Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP). David also served on the advisory boards of Frrole (AI), JigSaw (Salesforce.com) and Conditor, LLC (iPhone apps).
TheG2 versus Research “Academies”
Learning with TheG2 offers distinct advantages over traditional research “academies” or training “institutes:”