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Bottom Line

If your audience expects bad news or prefers a “bottom line” approach, present the bad news along with a brief rationale upfront.  For example, to relay th
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The percent increase (25%) of favorable ratings on e-commerce sites after other positive comments about the business or product were posted. So what? This stati
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Woody Allen

“I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involved Russia.” Book of the Month Endurance by Alfred ...If you want to know w
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Endurance by Alfred Lansing

If you want to know what adventure, courage and leadership are all about, then read – make that, consume – this book. Book of the Month Endurance by Alfred
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  • Assumptions

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  • Evidence

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  • Implications

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  • Patterns

    Have I properly identified the patterns?

  • Effectiveness

    Have I properly defined effectiveness?

  • Alternatives

    Have I considered all the logical alternatives and selected the proper course of action?

  • Ethical Impact

    Have I considered the ethical impact of my decisions?