“A problem well stated is a problem half solved” Charles Kettering
The most read post ever on this blog is Amazon Staff Meetings: “No Powerpoint”. It shares the story of how Jeff Bezos banned powerpoint from management meetings at Amazon. His reason: “powerpoint is easy for the presenter and hard for the listener”. At Amazon, if you want to request resources, you must write out a 6 page memo laying out the details of your request.
This week’s video is How to Improve your Clarity of Thought.
What seems clear in your head is not clear. What you can write out and it still remains clear… this is clarity of thought.
I have a lot of posts on the blog about the mechanics of writing well:
- David Ogilvy: 10 tips on writing well
- Jim Collins on the Writing Process
- Leadership: Writing to Reflect