competitive strategy

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 […]

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 […]

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