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Sep 14, 2016 12:10:04 PM
Join Leonard Fuld, Dr. Ben Gilad, Jan Herring, and Dr. Helen Rothberg, in Chicago October 31-November 4 for their core and advanced certification courses. You will be engaged, excited, and a bit over whelmed by these dynamic presenters.
Jan 28, 2016 2:50:55 PM
In his most recent Harvard Business Review article, charman and founder Leonard Fuld joins Ben Gilad, president and co-founder of the Fuld-Gilad-Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence (ACI), to assess the impact of CI on major company decisions.
Based on a survey of 236 CI managers and analysts across 21 industries, Fuld and Gilad found that 55% of respondents said "their input on major management decisions made enough difference to improve the decision," leaving 45% whose analysis was ineffective at influencing executive decision making.
When CI analysts were effective, four variables played a significant role:
Dec 8, 2015 9:48:28 AM
Leonard Fuld, Executive Chairman and Founder, leads a webinar titled "What is Competitive Intelligence?" this Wednesday, December 9th at 12:30 (EST).
Professional services firms realize that competitive pressures have increased over the past decade. The question this webcast addresses is how law and accounting firms should view competitive intelligence as a tool to anticipate both competitive threats and opportunities. Are today’s law and accounting firms prepared to apply this potent approach to assessing competition?
Nov 5, 2015 1:22:38 PM
The latest wave of disruption has been driven by technology platforms, consumer experience, and the oft-cited "sharing economy."
CEO and President Ken Sawka and Founder Leonard Fuld discuss:
Video after the jump.
Nov 5, 2015 1:05:48 PM
How do we reduce risks? Is our strategy flexible enough for all plausible market disruptions? What is the best timetable for our product launch? Time for CI, someone says. Yes, but...what is that?
There is a tendency to conflate CI with market research. Certainly, understanding market dynamics is key for responding to a competitor’s offering. Checking in with customers through surveys, focus groups, and social media touchstones sheds light on preferences and wish lists. For the most part, though, market research looks back, solely focused on a customer’s inclination to buy.
Competitive intelligence looks ahead, taking the long view of your category and your market. Developed with vision and intention, CI probes manufacturing, distribution, inventory, corporate structure, messaging, new entrants (those you can see and those barely visible), investment strategies, pressure points, threats, and yes, customers.
Watch CEO + President Ken Sawka and Founder Leonard Fuld discuss the definition and nature of competitive intelligence today:
Nov 5, 2015 12:35:05 PM
If you've been following us this past summer, you'll know Fuld + Company Founder Leonard Fuld spent some of those sunny days on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. He was seeking insight into the minds of millennials, the demographic that will comprise 75% of the U.S. workforce in just 10 years. How did they feel about Uber, Amazon, and Obamacare? Were they shocked by Blackberry's demise? What did they want their weddings to look like?
The five surveys he conducted are now available in one white paper, Millennials: Predictors of Future Disruptions.
Sep 24, 2015 9:30:00 AM
Jim Mongiardo has had a fascinating career to date. He has run a string of medical and biotech companies over the past 25 years. He is a quick study. More important – and the reason he has succeeded so often – he quickly learns the business boundaries for each company he has managed and how to push those boundaries as far as he reasonably can. It takes smarts to learn operational, investment and regulatory boundaries. It takes courage to understand when you have reached your limits.
Immediately following his graduation from Harvard Law School, Mongiardo started out as a litigator in the New Jersey state court system but soon grew restless. He wanted to try his hand at business. Finding a job at Schering-Plough (merging with Merck & Company in 2009) he entered a management training program and soon to become head of marketing for Schering’s Over the Counter and Prescription Drug business.
Aug 26, 2015 4:17:00 PM
I practically choked on my breakfast this morning when I read the headline: Burger King challenges McDonalds to combine their flagship burger products into a McWhopper, for one day in honor of Peace Day on September 21.
First of all, what will a mongrel product that looks like a very unhealthy food pyramid (Don’t waste your breath Michele Obama) do for world peace? How irrelevant and self-centered! As if world anything revolves around burgers.
Aug 26, 2015 12:25:00 PM
This is a story of Corning, a company that was once (invented the glass for cathode ray tubes), and still is (invented the glass used in liquid crystal displays), the king of screens. It is also a story of a king that almost lost his crown were it not for one very intuitive and brave young CEO. The lessons he learned are valuable today.
Today we live in a world filled with every type of video screen. Laptops. Flat panels. Smartphones. Tablets. Smartwatches. Sitting, standing or on the go, we watch these screens opportunistically, according to a recent Deloitte survey. Whichever screen is available at the moment is the one we pull out of our pocket or purse. It could be Apple, Samsung, HTC or Amazon. Today, Corning is a leading global supplier of liquid crystal glass for screens large and small.