strategy

CIP-II advanced training – frustration and fatigue to excitment and determination!

By Dr. Helen Rothberg, ACI Faculty

Incredible experience in the Masters of CI courses last week. By Thursday, people’s left brains were getting tired from analytical models and number crunching. In the afternoon, we began scenario analysis, and on Friday, their right brains kicked in and I witnessed integrative thinking from the […]

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 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 […]

Featured in the Harvard Business Review: The Right Way to Use Competitive Intelligence

By Dr. Ben Gilad, ACI Faculty and Magnus Hoppe

In July 2015, Novartis launched its new heart failure drug, Entresto, which Forbes in 2014 predicted would be a blockbuster — with expected sales of $10 billion annually — as the potential market in the US exceeds 5 million people with a heart failure condition. Yet, in the first quarter […]

Amazing: The FBI is Actually More Strategic Than Fortune 500 CEO!

By Dr. Ben Gilad, ACI Faculty

A recent working paper by the Harvard Business School revisited the FBI’s reorganization efforts post 9/11. A summary of this case can be found at Forbes(search under Harvard Working Knowledge, “How the FBI reinvented itself”).

The remarkable discovery from this […]

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