J.M. Korhonen over at "On Winning" is talking about strategic intuition. His insights are in response to a new book by William Duggan called Strategic Intuition. This from the book about generating strategic insight:
Clausewitz gives us four steps. First, you take in “examples from history” throughout your life and put them on the shelves of your brain. Study can help, by putting more there. Second comes “presence of mind,” where you free your brain of all preconceptions about what problem you’re solving and what solution might work. Third comes the flash of insight itself. Clausewitz called it coup d’oeil, which is French for “glance.” In a flash, a new combination of examples from history fly off the shelves of your brain and connect. Fourth comes “resolution,” or determination, where you not only say to yourself, “I see!”, but also, “I’ll do it!”
JM and his partner Panu Kinnari are Finnish students who blog about the practical applications of maneuver strategy in everyday organizations. These guys are bright. Their blog should be required reading for every business school in the US.
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