Are you the type that needs facts and figures to make important decisions?  Or do you rely on gut feelings or intuition?  The challenge right now might be that we’re no longer in a time when gut sense is reliable.

Traditionally, managers depended on experience and intuition to develop insights"gut feel," if you will.  Most often a gut feel is based on past experiences.  Gut feel and intuition are important, but in a fast-changing competitive environment, experience of the past is less and less valuable.  Foresight, not hindsight is of value.  (p. 83, The New Age of Innovation)

Foresight vs Hindsight