Thomas Fletcher Grooms, Father of Market Intelligence, discovered market intelligence and founded this Academy of Market Intelligence (AMI) to advance new ideas and promote enduring knowledge in a scholarly forum for the business, government and academic community. Outstanding thinkers and scholars are encouraged to continuous learning in a worldwide sharing of scholarly analyses on the understanding and value of market intelligence.
AMI is about helping people by providing research and pragmatic solutions to enable organizations to better manage the day-to-day activities. The Academy of Market Intelligence is the leading concept, focusing on performance improvement, operational excellence, and quality of intelligence.
* Markets and Praxeology
* Analytics¹º and Futurology¹¹¹
* Intelligence Science
Thomas ‘Tom’ Fletcher Grooms, commentator with unparalleled expertise on Russia and China, world affairs and international business, earned both JD and multiple PhDs. He was a former full professor, corporate executive, and US House Page. Tom is a full-time author and active in his own family business. His family fought in the American Revolution, Alamo, Civil War, and his father in WWII first marine division. He is the author of the Market Intelligence Series and founded the Academy of Market Intelligence.
He began work early selling door-to-door when he was in elementary school. By the age of 12 he started working at the family retail business in a small country town. He was the first in his family to attend college. He went from labor to executive in industry. His job experience includes working in retail, wholesale and manufacturing environments. At 40 he returned to college and later earned the coveted Henley Ph.D. Tom was a college professor for over 50 years teaching without text books.
Tom lives in Texas and enjoys reading, writing, and international travel. His books are informative, educational, entertaining, intriguing, captivating, sometimes surprising.
Earned degrees …
# Ph.D. Henley (England) Marketing – secondary International Business and Economics
# Ph.D. Global Business – secondary Economics
# J.D. Law – International Law and Business Law
# M.B.A. Marketing – secondary Production Operations Manufacturing, Quality and Logistics
# M.Sc. International Business – secondary Economics (Macro, Micro, Managerial)
# B.S. Tennessee Technological University Political Science (International Affairs) – secondary Education and Social Sciences (Geography, History, Political Science, Economics)
Military Teaching Appointments Graduate and undergraduate level with high ranking officers as Major and Commander …
Davis Monthan AFB Tucson Arizona – Global Strategy – International Courses
Fort Carson Colorado Springs Colorado – Global Strategy – International Courses
Holloman AFB Alamogordo New Mexico – Global Strategy – International Courses
Malmstrom AFB Malmstrom Montana – Global Strategy – International Courses
Naval Air Base Fort Worth Texas – Global Strategy – International Courses
University Teaching Appointments
University of Texas
University of Tennessee
Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business
University of Maryland
Full Professor of International Business and Full Professor of Marketing – Taught college for over 50-years
Taught the first international business course in Texas, helped with the accreditation of the first international business in Texas, and created the first international business card.
University Teaching Courses Taught …
- Marketing: International Marketing, Marketing Management, Marketing Research, Industrial Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Principles of Marketing, Selling, Sales Management, Fashion Marketing and Merchandising, Advanced Marketing Strategies, eCommerce, Lean Distribution, Logistics
- International Business: International Marketing, International Management, International Business, International Finance, Introduction to International Business, World Culture & Customs, World Geography, International Trade, Global Business
- Management: Management Organization, Organizational Behavior, Executive Leadership, Business Ethics, Strategic Management, Manufacturing Operations – Quality and Logistics, Entrepreneurship & Small Business
- Economics: Managerial Economics, Macro Economics, Micro Economics, International Economics, Economic History, Comparative Economic Systems, International Trade
Academic Books Written by Dr. Thomas Fletcher Grooms
Data Analysis for Managers (2016) This book explores topics on business intelligence, analytics, data decisions, descriptive statistics, data analysis, data mining, forecasting, text and web analytics, building and using decision models, big data analytics, uncertainty and risk, emerging trends and future impacts. 614 pages, Pearson: 978-1-323-33939-8.
Business Plan Outline… A Step-by-Step Way to Immediate Profits (1995) The business plan concepts are an integral part of the entrepreneur, executive and CEO strategy for the business to be profitable and compete more effectively in increasingly competitive markets. These guidelines provide the understanding to make better judgments about business risk in the world marketplace. This is a total system for success. 195 pages, 4-editions McGraw Hill: 0-07-240367-5.
International Business Law for the 21st Century Executive (1991) This treatise is designed to be a working document and a technical survey of the most significant legal principles to aid the twenty-first century executive. The two laws that make civilization possible are (1) do what you have agreed to do which is the basis of contract law, and (2) do not violate persons or their property which is the basis of tort law and criminal law. A working understanding of legal principles in operating a business in foreign markets and international law, makes the entrepreneur, executive and the CEO more effective to compete in increasingly competitive markets and to make judgments about the political and business risk of doing business in countries around the world. 118 pages, 3-editions AMI Publications.
Peer Reviewed Research and Study Papers Written by Dr. Thomas Fletcher Grooms
Cold Fusion New Science Leading to New Energy (March 2016) New revolution in a new science leading to Cold Fusion energy that might produce enough heat to provide the energy necessary to generate power for transportation and electricity. Research article published in Energy at AMI.
The Differences Between Scientific and Artistic Cross-Cultural Communication Understanding of Forks (Russia) … Chopsticks (China) … Hands (Iran) (March 2010) This study identifies the dimensions in which the artistic and scientific approaches of Russia, China and Iran within their cross-cultural understanding as a communication system differ. The paper explores how social power is embedded in manners, etiquette and social graces, tone of voice and speech or language exchanged in everyday life between Russians, Chinese and Iranians. 12 pages, Moscow State Region Institute for the Humanities – Peer Reviewed Conference Paper Orekhovo-Zuyevo, Moscow Region, Russia.
Marketing Intelligence: Executive Management Perceptions of Value (2002) Study of the perceptions of marketing intelligence and market intelligence of CEOs, Presidents, & Senior Executives of Fortune 500 Companies. 353 pages, UMI: 3026210; United Kingdom & British Library: DX 217939; Europe: DXN 048545; Library of Congress: 0-493-38073-6: TX 5-453-268.
Market Intelligence: CEO Attitudes Toward Knowledge Management Systems (2001) Study about the knowledge and understanding of market intelligence of CEOs, Presidents, & Senior Executives of Pharmaceutical Companies Worldwide. 534 pages, UMI and US Library of Congress: TX U-987-180.
Chinese Industries Impact Entering WTO (29 September 1999) Economic brief for the China government.
Market Intelligence (MKI) … A Researched Definition (13-15 Dec 1998) European International Business Academy (EIBA) Conference – Peer Reviewed Conference Paper. Prof. Dr. Thomas Fletcher Grooms, Henley Ph.D. and Prof. Dr. Eugene D. Jaffe, Wharton Ph.D. Professor at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan Israel.
Establishing the Foundation for Market Intelligence (1998) Study of the worldwide usage of the term market intelligence. 416 pages, UMI: LD 03809, Volume 23, Issue 03R. US Library of Congress: TX 4-731-787.
Strategic International Marketing Plan for CityView. (1996) This study was written for CityView in Association with Dallas Morning News and A.H. Belo Companies. CityView is an investment management and development firm which finances complex multifamily housing in densely populated urban markets.
Market Intelligence … Global Industrial Espionage (20 April 1995) Systems University Symposium.
Fishing Industry of Japan and North Sea Impact on Newfoundland (1994) Research study of the fishing industry of particularly Japan and the North Sea of Europe as to the competitive impact on the fishing industry of Newfoundland. Economic brief for the Newfoundland government. * Got stiffed and never paid.
The Greater Dallas Area Study of Foreign-Based Companies (1993) Research paper in Association with KPMG Peat Marwick.
Competitive Intelligence … A Perspective on America International Competitiveness (1 March 1993) Henley Business School, Henley-on-Thames, England, U.K.
Creating Values as Visions … The New Leadership Approach in the Global Multicultural Organization (6 July 1992) University of Stirling at Scotland, United Kingdom … Managing Change Conference at Sopron, Hungary. Peer Reviewed Conference Paper Presented.
Conveyances of Incorporeal Interests in Land Between Landlord and Tenant (15 June 1980) This legal treatise was written to advance the concept of property law, specifically incorporeal interests of intangible real property (chattels) which are legal interests that cannot be held physically, since they are held as personal property rights. This thesis explained basic distinctions between corporeal tangible real property and incorporeal intangible real property. 32 pages, Law School Legal Thesis.