Ben Gilad

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 […]

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 […]

Report from the CI+Strategy event San Francisco, 2018

By Dr. Ben Gilad, ACI Faculty

Do you know what it feels when the two keynote speakers you bring to an event are absolutely terrific?

I’ve been to events where the keynotes were celebrities. I’ve been to events where they were “motivational speakers.” I’ve been to events where they actually had only marginal relevance to the meeting. The rule of the […]

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