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You say the right words, All I want to hear, All I want to say is... I could believe you, I want to believe and hold on to each of your promises But your actions don't match, This could be it or not, Question is will it last or will it crumble before even the… Continue reading Thinking out loud

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How to Develop Strategic Insights

Just read this and simply questioning how much of a thinker I am or am I not?

Greg Githens, Executive & Leadership Coach

christopher columbus strategic thinker

Strategic thinking involves thinking about the future in a purposeful kind of way; that is, to generate useful insights that guide present-day choices. Presently, data analytics and statistical forecasting is popular, but I want to focus on generating insights, which usually come to the individual subconsciously.

Christopher Columbus: Strategic Thinker

Let’s imagine ourselves shadowing Christopher Columbus prior to 1492. As a naturally curious person, he gained knowledge for winds and currents and seamanship from his experiences sailing the Mediterranean, North Atlantic, and West Africa.  He read many books on astronomy, geography, and history and made hundreds of marginal notations in them. He  collected and interpreted data in the light of his personal ambitions.

History tell us little about Columbus’s reasoning. Regardless of the historical record, at some point in time Columbus developed the insight that he could use the Easterlies (trade winds off the coast of Africa that move from East…

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