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Academy CI’s Blog 2017-01-07T16:38:32+00:00

New ACI Alumni Professionally on Fire and Officially Certified

By Benjamin Gilad, ACI Faculty

Our new Winter program took place last week at the beautiful new campus of Northeastern University in Charlotte, NC. We hope to come back there repeatedly as we keep expanding our programs nationally.

You can judge how well it went by Theresa Ensign’s post on Linkedin: “Exhausted, brain fried, professionally on fire and officially… a Certified ACI CIP-I (Competitive Intelligence Professional). […]

6 Habits That Will Help You Become a Better Leader, According to Someone Who Coaches CEOs

By Helen Rothberg, ACI Faculty

Over the past 25 years, I’ve coached a mix of executives in for profit and not-for-profit companies like Kellogg’s, Monsanto, SoCalGas, Newark City Government, The United Way, IBM, and AT&T. I’ve been in board rooms with people fretting about decreases in market share, swirling about regulatory agencies, and agonizing about visions for a tomorrow they don’t quite […]

Are you a modern “paper pusher”?

By Dr. Ben Gilad, ACI Faculty

Do you remember the days when white collar workers were labeled “paper pushers”?

We’ve come a long way baby from that thanks to Peter Drucker’s “Knowledge Workers” revolution. But in some respect, we haven’t. In my view, many of the intelligence practitioners out there are just “information pushers.” Sounds a little better than paper pushers but the difference is […]

Monday, November 13, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Perspective or die

By Dr. Ben Gilad, ACI Faculty

For the past 18 years at the Academy, I’ve been preaching the mantra that competitive intelligence is never the facts, only the perspective, and that for strategic intelligence, perspective is the most important element for decision makers. This week I received a message from one of my favorite CIPs, Simon Sang, who was just recently promoted to Ag. Chief […]

Monday, October 9, 2017|Categories: competitive strategy, corporate training, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Which start-ups succeed and why?

By Dr. Ben Gilad, ACI Faculty

A recent post on Linkedin highlights these intriguing findings from a study by Lux Research regarding the success (or rather dismal failure) of start-ups (and by implication, the Venture Capital that invests in them):

1. The success rate of starts ups is a dismal 7-10% and

2. A […]

CIP-II advanced training – frustration and fatigue to excitment and determination!

By Dr. Helen Rothberg, ACI Faculty

Incredible experience in the Masters of CI courses last week. By Thursday, people’s left brains were getting tired from analytical models and number crunching. In the afternoon, we began scenario analysis, and on Friday, their right brains kicked in and I witnessed integrative thinking from the four previous days of learning […]

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