Business Acumen workshops – “The 5-hour MBA”

The “Entrepreneurial Challenge” version of Income/Outcome is now being scheduled as a 5-hour evening session by Andromeda Simulations Arabia, and headlined as “The 5-hour MBA”. This shortest version of our workshops has elements of both fun: and serious planning and … Read More »

Business Acumen – can it be taught?

Business acumen is “keenness and speed in understanding and deciding on a business situation.” Companies want to develop these traits, especially in their senior managers – but also in the workforce at large. Most companies would like a corporate culture that nurtures … Read More »

Business Acumen – fearless with finance

To a lot of people working in large (and not so large) businesses, the word “Finance” means one of two things: the whole time-consuming, confidence-threatening mess of numbers associated with budgets, plans or – argh! – ratios (or even worse … Read More »

Business Acumen – innovation means change

The Economist had a recent leader (editorial) headed Visas for entrepreneurs: Let the job-creators in. This in turn was triggered by an article in the same issue, looking at the initiatives of Chile and other countries to attract entrepreneurial immigrants … Read More »

Business Acumen – what is it?

The lexicon of the Financial Times defines business acumen as “keenness and speed in understanding and deciding on a business situation.” It goes on to clarify: “In practice, people with business acumen are thought of as having business ‘sense’ or business ‘smarts’.” … Read More »