Is there a place for trusting your intuition when confronting business decisions? According to economist and researcher Shabnam Mousavi of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, the answer is yes. As the lead author of a paper—Risk, Uncertainty, and Heuristics—Mousavi has found that top-of-mind conclusions are sometimes better than depending on in-depth calculations. This is good news for busy managers, who heretofore may have felt compelled to use only objective and often time-consuming decision-making methods. Although Mousavi definitely acknowledges the importance of contemplative methods for making business decisions, she has found that managers regularly find value in relying on their “gut feel.” For more information, click here.