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The 8 most positive trends in Competitive Intelligence in 2017

By Dr. Ben Gilad, ACI Faculty

I am typically a negative person. Well, not in my mind– I of course think I am a realist. But I hardly find reasons to celebrate in my field of competitive intelligence, until recently.

Following the publication of my Pharma Executive’s post, I received three calls from Pharma companies […]

Featured in Pharmaceutical Executive: Pharma’s Understanding of Competitive Intelligence

By Dr. Ben Gilad, ACI Faculty

A recent piece on Linkedin, by an intelligence manager at the Johnson & Johnson Company in Switzerland, exposes unwittingly why pharma is ranked number one in spending on competitive information and among the last on the effective use of intelligence. For the full article click here http://www.pharmexec.com/pharma-s-understanding-competitive-intelligence

 

The Myth of the Ideal CI Manager

By Dr. Ben Gilad, ACI Faculty

I read an interesting piece today on Linkedin. The author, Almudena Brezosa Penaranda, an intelligence manager at the pharmaceutical giant J&J in Europe, listed what she considers a set of skills that are requirements to be an effective leader of CI in a company.

The list was a comprehensive one that […]

The Real Power of Competitive Intelligence is Not in Babysitting Competitors

The worst mistake you can make is thinking competitive intelligence is actually about competitors. Give us just 9 minutes to convince you how powerful real CI is (not the fake one being carried out in so many companies), if the video cannot convince you we will refund your money. Oh, wait, the video is for free.

CI + Strategy Event March 27-29, 2017

ACI alumni have been asking for a boot camp from us for years. Here you go!

2017_cis_banner_185x80Some managers go to CI conferences. Others go to strategy forums. It is rare that the two shall meet. Yet intelligence without effect on strategy is just glorified distribution of mostly tactical information. Strategy without input from intelligence is […]

ACI courses in Chicago helped Cubs to win World Series!!!

What a special treat for our program this week to witness and be part of the World Series in Chicago while also learning about Competitive Intelligence. Some ACI attendees watched together the nail biter win and celebrated in the streets of Chicago after the game! What an added special bonus to the week of learning whether a cubs fan or not!

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