I will distinguish three types of intelligence:
- Operational intelligence asks: how can I find the best way to perform a certain action?
- Managerial intelligence askes: how can I achieve my goals in a complex environment and change strategies as the situation evolves?
- Cultural intelligence asles: what are the most relevant categories to apply in order to understand my environment, and influence the rules of the game being played?
The latter also corresponds to what others describe as ‘mental models’.