LinkLog: Metaphors and Stories

I was researching “Environmental Scanning”.  Our tools attempt to  solve the problem of Information Discovery.  I came upon this article on Metaphors and Stories.

When you start working on a new product or business, uncertainty looms large. How do you handle uncertainty? We often suffer from a couple of problems.

A system of thinking that attempts to deal with uncertainty by identifying concrete targets and milestones, often too early in a project when thinking is incomplete.

We intuitively know what we are trying to achieve but have a deep insecurity coming from our incapacity to articulate and validate our intuition.

This article talks about how Metaphors and Stories can help.

How do you handle uncertainty? What tools or processes do you use to cope?