competitive strategy

Why ACI?

ACI is the only entity solely and exclusively dedicated to training and professional development in CI/MI/SI.

We do not operate other lines of business such as conferences, syndicated research, or software.  That enables us to focus on developing and delivering the best professional development experience for our students. […]

2018-08-30T11:41:38+00:00 Tuesday, August 28, 2018|Categories: competitive strategy, corporate training, education|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Leading Means Leaving Money on the Table

By Dr. Ben Gilad, ACI Faculty

In 1999, when Jan Herring and I founded the Gilad-Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence, we were the first to create a full curriculum for competitive intelligence education but it was centered on analysis and organization, not collection. When Fuld & Co. joined us in 2001, we rounded up the curriculum with collection courses as […]

ACI June 2018 Training Group Very Impressive

Helen Rothberg stated:

“Had a wonderful learning experience at ACI with a group of bright, good natured and energetic people.  For the first time, two teams in the Value Chain course were able to compute an exact value in a relative cost analysis, each earning a plaque of excellence.  I feel as if I also concluded CIP-II training a bit […]

What degrees are conducive to careers in competitive or market intelligence?

By Dr. Ben Gilad, ACI Faculty

Mick Lariviere (CIP-II™) recently changed jobs. Formerly at McAfee, he put our Masters’ certification on his resume. The hiring manager at his new job told him our certification was a game changer.

We have dozens of such anecdotes.

We have trained thousands of managers in competitive/market intelligence. Our institution has certified over 2,000 as CIP™- the […]

Do women make better analysts?

By Dr. Ben Gilad, ACI Faculty

First, my answer is Yes. Second, I admit- the heading is mostly so more women read it and then come study with us. Naturally, it is a generalization, and like all generalizations, it holds a kernel of truth but doesn’t apply to every analyst.

At the recent […]

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