ACI Articles

A Tale of Two Analysts

By Dr. Ben Gilad, ACI Faculty “Just what does a Competitive Intelligence analyst do all day?” It’s not the first time I’ve been asked this question – in fact, it’s not even one of the first 50 times. The fact of the matter is that there are two answers to that...

ACI Virtual Roundtable: Lessons They Wished They’d Learned

The diverse alumni from the Fuld Gilad Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence work in many industries across the world. In this edition of the ACI Virtual Roundtable, we asked a selection of our alumni:   What is one lesson you wish you had learned before...

Fourteen Years Later: Revisiting the Intelligence BOK

By Dr. Ben Gilad, ACI Faculty Do you know what BOK is? No? Don’t worry. It makes no practical difference. BOK stands for Body of Knowledge. Professions often create them to help define and distinguish their fields from other professions and disciplines.   In addition,...

Knock, knock! Can you hear me, asks the CEO?! Throw Out Market Share!

An ACI C-Suite Webcast with Lots of Critical CI Lessons (Listen to the full Webcast, "Throw Out Market Share”) Recently, a couple hundred ACI alumni and others spent 45-minutes with Patrick O’Keefe, former CEO of Watts Water Technologies. Pat gave us the reasons and...

The Myth of ‘Actionable’

By Dr. Ben Gilad, ACI Faculty Quite often experts urge competitive analysts and other corporate researchers to deliver “actionable intelligence”. Top management, they claim, must see a possible course of action or the analysis/recommendation/information will go to...