Outsell Inc. Jim Hydock

Jim Hydock

Consulting Partner


In his capacity as Consulting Partner, Jim advises executives on business decisions served by Outsell’s research and consulting business. He provides senior operating experience in market opportunity analyses, competitive intelligence, data and analytics, product profitability and product strategy, strategic planning, information management, as well as market research know-how across a broad spectrum of information industry segments and methodologies. With over 30 years of information industry experience, most recently as VP & Lead Analyst for Outsell’s Information Management practice, Jim’s knowledge and understanding of industry dynamics and trends contributed to over 70 successful custom research and consulting engagements for Outsell clients.


  • Primary and secondary qualitative research and analysis
  • Custom research
  • Product development and life-cycle management
  • Business intelligence
  • Market opportunity assessments
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Electronic publishing
  • Educational publishing and markets
  • Strategic planning


Jim received his B.A. degrees in both English and Education from Lafayette College. He is currently a professor in the MBA program at Touro College Berlin.


  • Harcourt Education
  • Stanford University Library/HighWire Press
  • Teltech
  • Outsell, Inc.


Linkedin: Jim Hydock

Phone: +49 (0) 30 8639 0010

More About Jim

Music I Listen To

Pretty eclectic — jazz to baroque to electronica to reggae to classical to rock to world music

Power Meal

Fresh fruit, yogurt, and granola for breakfast

Best Vacation I've Taken

Maldives, Seychelles, Bali, Sicily, Caribbean — guess I’m partial to islands

First Car

1960 Triumph TR3A

First Job

Mowing lawns in the neighborhood (12 years old)

Activities Outside of Work

Cooking, travel, fitness, yoga, watching NBA basketball, movies, and improving my German language skills