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Quantitative Intuitive Decision Making

Here is a concept, a framework, and a set of tools called Quantitative IntuitionTM. It is formally defined as the ability to make decisions with incomplete information via precision questioning and business acumen driven by pattern recognition. This requires a parallel view of the issues that matter rather than just a logical sequence of thoughts to see the situation as a whole.

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Gardner Business Index (GBI): 2018 May Be Fastest-Expanding Year in Recorded History

“Gimme a push, daddy . . . I want to go higher!

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Machine tool consumption will end the year at $7 billion, and Gardner forecasts a further 11 percent growth in 2019.
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GBI: Medical First quarter 2018 financial results show a solidly performing medical industry.  Wall Street’s expectations are for improving growth through 2020.  This is good for manufacturing firms supply durable goods to the medical industry.
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Download the results of Gardner Intelligence's annual Capital Spending Survey that includes forecasted spending on machine tools, testing equipment, software and more that are then projected across the metalworking industry based on plant size.

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Expectations for Electronics Defy Headlines

From a domestic perspective, the electronics industry seems expected to follow in-line with the overall economy’s growth for 2019, though firms with greater exposure to China may have to be more cautious during the year.

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Capacity Utilization Reaches Highest Rate in Four Years Annual growth in durable goods capacity utilization reached 2.1 percent in December, accelerating for the seventh consecutive month to its fastest rate since March 2015.
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Production Grows Much Faster than Historic Average In December, durable goods production grew 4.7 percent compared with one year ago.
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