Does common sense apply to business.
As a young teenager working part-time in a licenced grocer I was trying to figure out how to do something when one of the senior guys said to me to ‘use my common sense’.
I still remember the jolt I got when he said it.
He meant for me to think about what I was doing and work things out for myself. And really, that meant the simple day to day things that shouldn’t be too hard to figure out. Where something is as complex as a business, where many things are happening together, over different times and conditions, it pays to take in a larger view of what is going on, rather than just rely on common sense.