competitive intelligence training

June 2017 Wrap Up with Yoda a Rock Star and fun evening drinks

It takes a few days walking away from our training to digest all that has been learned. The emotions our students go through during the week are high, and low, excitement, frustration, feeling overwhelmed, and exhaustion. The different faculty also help with those emotions from the excitement of Leonard Fuld, and Ken Sawka to the  cranky “Yoda” Ben Gilad and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Millennials and me

By Dr. Ben Gilad, ACI Faculty

I’ve been teaching at the Academy of Competitive Intelligence for 18 years now. It is hard to surprise me when it comes to teaching. Yet the program we just ran in Cambridge changed my perspective.

This was a big program, with attendance back to […]

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