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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 […]

Can You Think Like Someone Else?

plaqueTo compete, you need to understand the mindset of other parties – from competitors to regulators to customers to disruptors. To compete in the long run, you need an early detection system that engages management in proactive discussions about strategy, risks and opportunities. Both skills are taught at the Academy, where […]

Creating & Running World Class Intelligence Organizations

By Jan Herring, ACI Faculty

I continue to be surprised by how many class members acknowledge that their companies do not have an agreed upon or formal definition of intelligence, i.e. competitive, market, technology or other forms of business intelligence. I have asked the question of every class since the Academy started in 1999 and the number of affirmative […]

Competitive Intelligence (CI): A Global Challenge – and it’s not just worrying about competitors!

By Leonard Fuld, ACI Faculty

We just completed the fall certification courses with students from the US, Switzerland, Canada, Barbados, Saudi Arabia, Mexico.   The industries ranged from Life Sciences, Technology, Oil and Gas, Medical Devices, Law to Consumer Products and Insurance. Not surprisingly, though, their intelligence needs varied.

While everyone understood the need to assess their competition, participants […]

God, they are so young!

By Ben Gilad, ACI Faculty

I just finished teaching the Competitive Blindspots and Cross Competitor Analysis courses for the CIP-I level in our October 2014 program. There were several notable things about this Fall class.

  1. It was younger. The alternative is that I am getting older which is simply inconceivable.
  2. It was a funny crowd and very imaginative. In the Cross […]
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