competitive strategy

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 […]

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 […]

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


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 […]

If You Are In Competitive Intelligence – Should You Be Afraid Of Outsourcing?

By Dr. Ben Gilad, ACI Faculty

If you are a competitive intelligence professional, you are probably worried about being outsourced. There are alternatives such as an outfit in India, a large information vendor or a software program. More on the latter at the end.

With the hype about AI and The Cloud and other UFOs, should you be worried?

No. Instead the […]

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