But Words Will Never Hurt You

by - m on 10/12/2011

There are two problems with today’s business writing.
  1. It is bad.
  2. Bad is tolerated.
I blame the lawyers. I blame HR and marketing departments. I blame lazy executives who condone vague, sloppy thinking.

Because vague, sloppy thinking begets vague, sloppy writing.

Fortunately, there are two solutions…  
  1. Write just enough to convey what you want to communicate.
  2. Then stop.
– m 

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