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Seeking Insight: Diagnosing Business Acumen

Posted October 15, 2020 | Leadership |
Seeking Insight: Diagnosing Business Acumen
Business acumen requires insight about the concentric circles of the company, its industry, and broader markets to wisely consider strategy, risk, financial standing, and performance aims in all decisions. Such thinking is not possible, nor is innovation, without a fundamental understanding of a firm’s value chain, its competitive advantage, and business dynamics. Essential to such acumen is the ability to transform increasingly costless and abundant data into information that is actionable for meaningful decisions.
About The Author
Noah Barsky
Noah P. Barsky is is a Fellow with Cutter Consortium, a member of Arthur D. Little's AMP open consulting network, and Associate Professor at Villanova University School of Business in the executive and graduate business programs. His research and teaching focus on performance measurement, business planning, risk assessment, and contemporary financial reporting issues. Dr. Barsky develops and delivers executive education programs for various… Read More
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