Here on “Richard Rico Telofski” appear my commentaries on today’s cultural, economic, and political environment. My work is divided into two different practices: art photography and article writing. My perspective is informed by my professional experiences and rendered by my skills in writing and photography.
In my work, I call upon my previous experience as a competitive strategy analyst. As a competitive strategy analyst, I practiced at The Kahuna Institute, Inc. where I specialized in critical and independent analyses of non-traditional competitors and how they impacted companies, universities, and charities from within the Internet, as well as from within mainstream media.
Before The Kahuna Institute, I performed similar work. I founded and headed The Becker Research Company, Inc., one of America’s premier competitive intelligence consultancies. Working with Fortune 100 clients, I helped them predict competitive actions from their regular, “garden-variety” competitors, reducing surprises and assisting them in maintaining or increasing market share.
After Becker Research, but prior to my current consulting practice, I founded and operated eBusiness Analysts, a Web 1.0 strategy firm. When everyone was crazy for e-commerce, I advised various clients on a reasoned and measured approach to conducting business on the Internet. It was during that time that I wrote my second book which is titled Dangerous Competition. For more information about Dangerous Competition, click here.
Prior to Becker Research, my previous experience in strategic counseling came from my work in a U.S. Department of Commerce program, which was managed by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. The program was named the Trade Adjustment Assistance Center. As a Strategic Planning Officer in the TAAC, I designed strategic plans and advised American manufacturers who were adversely affected by foreign competitors.
Before my work for the USDOC, I was a professor of economics and marketing at Monmouth University and at Georgian Court University.
My resume sports a B.A. in Communications & Sociology from Rutgers University, an M.B.A. in Marketing from Rider University, and a Certificate in Professional Photography from the New York Institute of Photography.