How do you Counteract Human Cognitive Biases

Unless you have well-developed intuition, your instincts and intuition could have inherent biases - cognitive biases that could adversely affect decision-making. This article makes a case for combining data with intuition and instincts to counter cognitive biases. The author works for a data analytics company that obviously promotes the use of data.

Why you shouldn't schedule anything important for 2 p.m.

While some people are early birds and others are night owls, one thing many people have in common is a feeling of sluggishness in the afternoon. This is in large part due to your circadian rhythm, a roughly 24-hour "master clock" that regulates hormones in your brain -- including, most prominently, the ones that make you feel tired or awake. But you don't just experience a physical lack of energy.

Can You Match Oprah Winfrey's Billionaire Business Savvy?

This quiz puts you in Oprah Winfrey's place during some of her most pivotal decision-making moments, which ultimately led her to become the first African-American female billionaire. Test your business acumen to see if you would make the same strategic calls as she did.

Business Acumen - What is it?

This article says it's about business savvy but it's about business acumn - an understanding of the different parts of the business and how they work

10 Life-Changing Ways to Become More Business Savvy

Do you consider yourself a savvy business person? What qualities do you feel make someone savvy?

5 Questions to Ask Before You Call Out Someone Powerful

It’s always tempting to think that when you have more power — maybe even just a little more – it will be easier to call out wrongdoing. But over the last two years, as we interviewed over 60 business leaders, what we found is that this feeling never goes away. There is always someone or something more powerful than you are — when we spoke with company CEOs, they’d express concern about their boards, and when we spoke with board chairmen, they’d admit to being afraid of the media.

Bridging Data Science and Business Intuition

Target corporation’s massively profitable data science project threw them into the news spotlight a few years back. Their story makes for a valuable case study in the interplay between business intuition and data science.

Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to business-model innovation

Established business models are under attack. Discover how incumbent companies can reframe them. Here's an idea from McKinsey & Company about how you might explore disrupting the business model in your industry.

Building Business Acumen

Business acumen is keenness and quickness in understanding and dealing with a business situation in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome. "Business savvy"and "business sense" are otten used as ynooyms, but they don't describe what people with business acumen do differently than those who are lacking the skill.

The Difference Between Instinct and Intuition

We use the words instinct and intuition interchangeably. And while they do exist on the same spectrum, there’s still a crucial difference between the two ideas. Instinct comes from the word instinctus, or, “impulse,” meaning it’s a biological tendency. It’s the transient reaction that happens in our bodies, apropos of right now. Intuition comes from the word intuitio, or, “consideration,” meaning it’s an accumulated belief. It’s the ongoing collection of experiences, apropos of everything up until now.