competitive intelligence

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2018-01-03T17:58:09+00:00 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 […]

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 […]

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