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.

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on 06 Sep 2017 4:14 PM
  • intuition, business intuition, big data, data science

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.

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on 06 Sep 2017 4:14 PM
  • power, speaking up, social skills, powerful people,

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

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on 06 Sep 2017 4:14 PM

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.

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on 06 Sep 2017 4:14 PM
  • business savvy, savvy, business sense, business thinking, street smart

Psychologist Gerd Gigerenzer has spent his career focusing on the ways in which we get things right, or could at least learn to. In Gigerenzer’s view, using heuristics, rules of thumb, and other shortcuts often leads to better decisions than the models of “rational” decision-making developed by mathematicians and statisticians. At times this belief has led the managing director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin into pretty fierce debates with his intellectual opponents.

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on 06 Sep 2017 4:14 PM
  • intuition, business intuition, big data, data science, stock market, investing, stock picking, ATP, tennis, max planck institute, Gerd Gigerenzer, Gigerenzer, Berlin

Justin Moore, CEO of Axcient in California on the lessons from chess for busines - the kinds of thinking that his days as a chess prodigy taught him has deeply informed the way he runs a successful startup. In a sense, Moore does still play chess every day–by running Axcient. Here are a few lessons about how to apply the grandmaster mindset to the world of business.

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on 06 Sep 2017 4:14 PM
  • chess, strategy, chess and business, justin moore, axcient

Over the years there have been many attempts to use chess as metaphor to describe a number of different realities. Business is one of those realities finding a connection to the dynamics of chess given the use of strategy and tactics. However, what I find more often than not are metaphors clumsily assembled or force-fit into business cases. The result is a mish-mash of facts that are confusing EXCEPT for the most astute of readers.

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on 06 Sep 2017 4:14 PM
  • chess, strategy, chess and business, justin moore, axcient

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

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,

21 quotes - worth a quick read…

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