There is big difference between anticipating
and guessing. Anticipation means expecting, being aware of something in
advance, to regard it as possible. The ability to anticipate is one of the
key ingredients of efficient speed and
"Hutches" Occur to the
Prepared of Mind
"The further backward you look,
the further ahead you see."
~ Winston Churchill
How can you see the future? Actually,
anticipation is natural – everyone does it every day.
provide a basis for anticipation of specific events. Unfortunately, most
people limit exercising their anticipatory skills to daily routine matters.
All you really need to start applying these skills for your business is a
small head start.
Intuition is a form of
pattern-matching cognition. Preparation and incubation precede flashes of
insight. Understanding of how something works, partially consciously, allows
you to anticipate and predict occurrences that are then subsequently
explored very consciously.2 "Hutches" occur to the prepared of
The Power of
A flexible, milestone-based thinking approach will help you
understand, meet, and even anticipate the specific needs of your business –
all while making the most of your current technology investments...
Partnering with Customers
represents your firm's "capacity to anticipate what customers need even
before they know they need it."3