Strategic intuition—those insights that emerge through thinking rather than emotion—is a hard thing to pin down. Columbia Business School professor William Duggan has just put out an interesting book on the subject that traces the role of strategic intuition throughout history—from Gandhi to Google, so to speak.
Duggan describes strategic intuition as a new discipline that takes off where Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink left. These aren’t the flash insights of experts, as Gladwell described, but insights that emerge after weeks of pondering, even rejecting the impulse to make a quick expert response. Duggan shows how the discipline works, and then he looks at how to apply it.
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