A Eureka Culture encourages and facilitates this sort of intuitive insight... but very few established organizations maintain such a culture, because they fail to value and protect the qualities that make this possible.
Intuition, argues Gerd Gigerenzer, a director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, is less about suddenly "knowing" the right answer and more about instinctively understanding what information is unimportant and can thus be discarded.
In many respects, the purest forms of intuition closely resemble faith. We've all heard stories about someone who suddenly knew that a loved one had died unexpectedly, despite the complete lack of any facts or communication to back up that intuitive feeling. And we all know the spooky feeling of hearing that, yes, in fact, their loved one had died at that exact moment.
Success as a human being is dependent on a good sense of timing. If you know when to ask for a raise, when to buy - or sell - a house, when to start a company, when to propose, when to say yes (or no)... you will have a wonderful life. Sadly, many people lack good timing, for one simple reason: they don't pay attention.