You’re finally ready for a new challenge. You’ve gotten your feet wet and acquired some business experience but you’re getting to the point where your current 9-to-5 isn’t cutting it anymore. You’re ready to make a change and dive into the business world for real. This time, playing for the big leagues. But in order to become an MVP, you’ve got to know what it takes to be business savvy.

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on 18 Sep 2017 12:51 AM
  • business savvy, business sense, business thinking,

Gut feeling' remains an important element in decision-making among business leaders even when plenty of data is available, according to a new study. Nine in every 10 executives surveyed by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) said if the available data contradicted their intuition, that they would reanalyse it, ignore it or collect more information. Just 10pc said they would take the course of action suggested by the data.

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on 18 Sep 2017 12:51 AM
  • data, cognitive biases, instincts, intuition, bias, biases,

Star Trek fans know that Captain Kirk is decisive and acts on his gut feelings. Sometimes he’s right, but other decisions lead to disaster. Mr. Spock, on the other hand, is logical, dispassionate and usually opposed to Captain Kirk. They each make mistakes as individuals, but as a team, they bring their strengths together to make better decisions.

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on 18 Sep 2017 12:51 AM
  • kirk, spock, gut, logic
on 18 Sep 2017 12:51 AM
  • HBR, harvard, harvard business review, bonabeau, intuition, gut
on 06 Sep 2017 4:14 PM

A growing number of self-reliant Americans have started one-person businesses in recent years to make a living. But minority and women business owners who opt for self-employment aren't faring as well as they might be, when it comes to building the value of their businesses, according to a new report by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), a national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C.

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on 06 Sep 2017 4:14 PM
  • wealth creation, wealth, business wealth, solopreneurs,

Intuition is a wonderful gift but despite what you believe, we all have it and can access it to the fullest if we want to. Some people are naturally gifted with intuition and seem to harness its power sometimes without even being aware of it. Quite often this is because it becomes second nature or because they have allowed it to be an ally since they were children and so it feels as natural as thinking or calling a memory.

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on 06 Sep 2017 4:14 PM
  • intuition, gut feeling,

Throughout the centuries people have enjoyed games. From simple ones to pass the time to more complex ones that use strategy and challenge the participants to compete intellectually and have been called mental sports. Man’s love of competition and play has evolved over recent decades and there are far more choices now than ever before. For the list I have skipped video and online games, sticking with those that have actual physical pieces. No exclusions were made based on whether they are better with 2 or multiple players.

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on 06 Sep 2017 4:14 PM
  • strategy

Companies with more than 50 employees but less than 100 employees are in a tricky phase of growth - too big to behave like a start-up where everyone wears 10 hats and reports to the CEO but not big enought to afford the kinds of specialization and systems that come with a team of 100+. This phase is sometimes referred to as "the valley of death," as many companies either stall or sell the business before growing past the other side.

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on 06 Sep 2017 4:14 PM
  • rule of thumb, rules of thumb, execution, growth, small companies, Growth phase

Every decision we make - stay in or go out, shoot or pass, stick or twist - is an instantaneous cocktail of different motivations and information. We make our choices with our heart, our head and our guts - but should we trust our emotional intuition, or is a reliance on cold, hard facts the safest way to go? Nothing beats the the thrill of a big decision, so we’ve put together an infographic that looks into how data-driven decision-making measures up against the gut-given power of intuition.

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on 06 Sep 2017 4:14 PM
  • intuition, gut feeling,