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Intuition is not a reverie of imagination – Jose Baldaia

The rationality and our environment

Often organizations shut themselves in their walls with fear of contamination of ideas from overseas and recruit “more of the same” because they think that it preserves its organizational culture.

It is not important the type of approach that we do to address the challenges inherent to organizational culture. If we turn to outside the Organization and meet the challenges we face the future with confidence.


Use your strategic intuition

You might be on event, in the shower, or daydreaming at your desk when suddenly inspiration hits. Sudden insights like this have sparked leaders, artists and scientists throughout history. But where do these great ideas originate? Researchers in neuroscience and cognitive psychology are finally studying these insights to explain “Aha!” moments in terms of different types of intuition, which I’m currently reading about in William Duggan’s book Strategic Intuition.

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Intuition. Cognitive Science and Acquired Intelligence

The premise, thus being that both Intuition and Rationale are at play in this vast universe of understanding, while the latter is easily understood the former is a nebulous concept in the mind. One doesn’t trump the other but, and here I am going on a limb, maybe complements. This tautological cascading thought has its genesis on a hunch, an intuition. We are exploring that hunch, aren’t we?

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Intuition Can Be Explained

Intuition, or tacit knowledge, is difficult to measure, so it is often denigrated. A new dissertation in education research from Linköping University in Sweden shows that there is a neurobiological explanation for how experience-based knowledge is created.

“Can’t ‘splain sump’n to somebody who doesn’t understand it”; “my legs think faster than I do” (Swedish alpine skiing champion Ingemar Stenmark). “Skate where the puck´s going, not where it´s been” (Wayne Gretsky).

Lars-Erik Björklund uses these quotations in his dissertation to illustrate what we mean by intuition, tacit knowledge, hands-on knowledge, or practical wisdom. It is based on experience and is something that experts in many fields possess.Weiterlesen

Reclaiming the Power of Your Intuition Part 2

The first step is intuition and it comes with a burst. Thomas Edison

Born in 1847, Thomas Alva Edison wasn’t a particularly bright child. He was intensely curious and started conducting experiments from the time he was a child. His entire schooling consisted of three months (fortunately his mother was a teacher).  When he was a teenager, an injury nearly deafened him.  Thomas said he didn’t mind because it helped him to concentrate.

At 22, he went to NYC with $1 in his pocket. By day he looked for jobs. By night he slept in the basement of a gold company.  Besides his insatiable curiosity, Thomas was exceptionally observant. When some important equipment at the gold company broke down, Thomas was able to make unique cost-saving repairs. As a reward for his ingenuity, the company paid him the small fortune of $44,000. With his money, Thomas started the American Telegraph Company in New Jersey.


Reclaiming The Power of Your Intuition Part 1

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”   Albert Einstein      

Most people have experienced the often vague feeling of knowing something without having any memory of its source. This phenomenon is known as a “gut feeling,” a “hunch” or “intuition.”

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, intuition is the ability to understand or know something – immediately – without conscious reasoning. Although this knowledge can come in any form (thoughts, images) its primary channel is feeling. The word “intuition” comes from the Latin word “intueri” which roughly translated means to “look inside” or to “contemplate.” Although there is general (though often tepid) acceptance that intuition exists, there is still no scientific agreement on what it is.Weiterlesen

„Weniger ist mehr“ – die Macht der Intuition

„Unsere Gesellschaft hat Schwierigkeiten mit der Intuition“, hat Prof. Gerd Gigerenzer vom Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung in Berlin die Problematik seines Forschungsthemas zusammengefasst.

Als Redner beim Abendvortrag des Xlab-Science-Festivals sprach Gigerenzer über „Bauchentscheidungen: Die Intelligenz des Unterbewussten“. Schon ein viel positiverer Tenor.

Den sollte das überwiegend junge Publikum in der dicht besetzten Aula der Universitä als roten Faden im Vortrag immer wieder spüren. „Intelligenz stellen wir uns als bewusste Tätigkeit vor“, erläuterte Gigerenzer ein übliches negatives Denkschema. Und noch so ein Problem: die „unglückselige Verknüpfung der Intuition mit Frauen“. Die spuke, so der Redner, leider noch immer in vielen Köpfen rum, auch in Deutschland.


Raus aus dem kognitiven Gefängnis: Freiheit für ordnungswidrige Gedanken!

Über den eigenen Tellerrand hinausblicken: Kaum ein Rat ist so häufig zu hören, wenn kreative Ideen und Lösungen gesucht sind. Dabei ist fast nichts so schwierig – weil das Hirn die meiste Zeit unseres Lebens im eigenen Saft schmort.

Im Blog des Harvard Business Manager widmet sich Michael Hengl möglichen Auswegen aus dem Gefängnis des eigenen Geistes. Das Perfide an der Geschichte – uns ist gar nicht bewusst, dass wir eingekerkert sind. Dabei ist es eigentlich logisch: Das Gehirn greift auf das zurück, was es aus den Erfahrungen seines Eigentümers kennt. Es kann Erinnerungen an Erlebtes vielleicht geschickt verknüpfen, aber etwas ihm selbst Unbekanntes schaffen kann es nicht.


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