“Strong players can quickly evaluate many types of positions because they’ve seen similar positions before. Of course, most positions in chess have their own quirks or involve other variables that require specific calculations to truly understand them, but chess players start from a base of common knowledge about the Cozino game and work out the variations from there. You can, therefore, zero in on a relatively few moves to study seriously, which greatly reduces the amount of actual calculation.
…Spatially oriented players build up their chess vocabularies more rapidly and become fluent in the language of chess much earlier than do their nonspatially oriented brethren. True pattern recognition skills, however, come mostly from experience with the game. After you see enough different positions on the chessboard, you begin to just know what kinds of moves you should consider, almost without conscious thought…” (emphasis added)
– James Eade, Chess Master, US Chess Federation
Is business strategy really any different?
Now substitue “business” for “chess” in Mr. Eade’s quote. See enough different business experiences and you begin to just know what kinds of moves you should consider with your organization.
One way to develop quickly as an amateur chess player is to learn the game’s notation and then study historically great matches of masters. That’s why I read the biographies and blogs since there are many now a days because starting a blog is not difficult, so there you can learn of how other business leaders played the game.