Upcoming Event: Fuld at SIR 45th Annual Conference & Exhibit Fair

Posted by Fuld + Company on Jul 13, 2015 2:10:41 PM

Join us this year at the SIR 45th Annual Conference & Exhibit Fair taking place September 13-16 at The Walt Disney World Swan in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Members of our diversified team will be at our booth to engage with you, and help you learn what Fuld + Company can do for all your competitive intelligence needs! Be sure to stop by our booth.

Read More

Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Events, Financial Services, Fuld + Company, Innovation, Industry Convergence

Upcoming Event: Fuld at World CDx Boston 2015

Posted by Fuld + Company on Jul 13, 2015 2:07:54 PM

Join us this year at World CDx Boston 2015 taking place September 8-11 at the Hilton Hotel in Boston's Logan Airport. Members of our life sciences team will be at our booth to engage with you, and help you learn what Fuld + Company can do for all your competitive intelligence needs! Be sure to stop by our booth.

Read More

Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Events, Fuld + Company, Innovation, Healthcare, Industry Convergence, Life Sciences

Upcoming Event: Fuld at Pharma CI USA 2015

Posted by Fuld + Company on Jul 13, 2015 2:06:17 PM

Join us this year at Pharma CI USA 2015 taking place September 10-11 at the Hilton Parsippany Hotel in New Jersey. Members of our life sciences team will be at our booth to engage with you, and help you learn what Fuld + Company can do for all your competitive intelligence needs! Be sure to stop by our booth.

Read More

Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Events, Fuld + Company, Innovation, Scenario Analysis, Healthcare, Industry Convergence, Life Sciences

The Risks and Drama of Merger Mania - Can We Learn from Experience?

Posted by Diane Borska on Jul 13, 2015 10:00:00 AM

UPDATE: Robust analytical methodologies can provide executives with insight regarding industry trends. This blog, previously produced by Diane Borska, Global Principal at Fuld + Company, on mergers and acquisitions is a demonstration of the power of strong industry understanding and well-executed analysis

Nearly 18 months after the Aetna – Humana deal was first announced, a federal judge has ruled the transaction would violate antitrust laws. As a result, it is all but certain that the deal will not go forward and analysts believe the closure of the other significant industry transaction involving Anthem and Cigna, is also in jeopardy. Observing the parallels of merger activity in another industry with relevant characteristics to health insurers, allowed us to recognize early on the risks these transactions would face and conclude that the pace of industry consolidation may be slow and face considerable challenges.

Read More

Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Events, Brand Insights, Market Analysis, Pharma, Healthcare, Industry Convergence, Life Sciences, Merger and Acquisition

Fuld + Company Names David Staknis, Ph. D., Senior Vice President for Global Life Sciences Practice

Posted by Fuld + Company on Jul 8, 2015 3:39:00 PM

BOSTON, MA, July 8 2015 — Fuld + Company announced that David Staknis is its new senior vice president and head of the global life sciences practice. David has been with Fuld for more than seven years in both a project manager and director role, and brings a combination of deep life sciences industry experience, strong knowledge of all aspects of Fuld + Company’s services and value, and excellent client relationship management experience.

Read More

Topics: Events, Fuld + Company, Life Sciences

Aetna's Medicare Advantage Bet

Posted by Jacob Golbitz on Jul 8, 2015 3:38:00 PM

Last week Aetna announced its intention to acquire Humana for $37 billion in cash and stock. Reasons given for the acquisition included the usual references to synergy potential, cost savings, and greater financial strength, but also how the acquisition will improve membership positioning and increase government exposure in its covered lives portfolio.

Read More

Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Events, Brand Insights, Market Analysis, Pharma, Healthcare, Industry Convergence, Life Sciences, Merger and Acquisition

Fuld Gives Back Day at Pine Street Inn

Posted by Fuld + Company on Jun 18, 2015 2:47:44 PM

The first annual Fuld Gives Back Day was a date to be remembered! Twenty Fuld + Company employees came together for an enjoyable event, for an even better cause!

On June 4, 2015, the Fuld + Company team participated in a “Chop-A-Thon” at Pine Street Inn. Pine Street provides a comprehensive range of services, including permanent supportive housing, job training and placement, emergency shelter and street outreach to more than 1,600 homeless men and women each day. The kitchen at Pine Street Inn is clean, organized and calmly managed by Pine Street Inn staff and workers.

Read More

Topics: Events, Fuld + Company

Getting to the Strategic Purpose of a CI Request: A SCIP Conference Report

Posted by Rachel Wallach on Jun 18, 2015 12:33:41 PM

A perennial struggle for CI professionals is getting senior leadership to share the strategic purpose behind CI requests. At this year’s annual SCIP International Conference, I heard lots of frustrated folks talk about this. How do you get your stakeholders to address what prompted the need for intelligence, why the issue is important, and what they hope to accomplish with additional insight from CI? Without the answers to those questions, it’s impossible to deliver the most valuable, relevant analysis.

Read More

Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Events, Innovation

Three Approaches to a Defined Strategy Roadmap

Posted by Alexis Kuchins on Jun 17, 2015 2:02:00 PM

A few weeks ago, I attended the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) annual conference in Tysons Corner, VA. As this was my first entrée into the organization, I was excited to increase my strategy knowledge and skills, and take advantage of the various presentations. From the keynote speakers to the individual breakout sessions one thing was clear: without a defined strategy roadmap, one’s strategy is destined for a less then optimal outcome.

So how do you know if your strategy is on the path to success? Below are three paths to drive your business toward executing a highly impactful strategy.

Read More

Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Product Roadmap, Sales Force Effectiveness, Value Chain Analysis, War Games, Win/Loss/Bid Support, Events, Early Warning Monitoring, Innovation, Market Analysis, New Market Entry, Scenario Analysis, Life Cycle Management, Product Positioning

Three Key Threads from the Association for Strategic Planning National Meeting

Posted by Martha Culver on Jun 17, 2015 1:56:00 PM

Last month I attended the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) national meeting in Tysons, VA outside of Washington, DC. ASP is a national organization comprised of strategists from all sectors: corporate, non-profit, and government.

The overall theme of the meeting was “Global Challenges, Global Solutions.” Among the keynote speakers were William Eggers, Global Director of Public Sector Research at Deloitte and Bill Besselman, Head of Strategy for athletic wear company Under Armour. There were also a number of interesting and engaging breakout sessions, divided by sector into government, non-profit and private sector tracks.

Read More

Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Events, Innovation

Fuld + Company Blog

The material on this page draws on the research and experience of Fuld + Company thought leaders, consultants and others. Learn more about our expertise here.

Recent Posts

Request for Information

If you'd like someone at Fuld to contact you regarding your strategic competitive challenges, fill out the form below.