Axe the intro paragraph analogy if you don’t refer back to it

Often, when you’re writing about tech stuff, you’ll make a reference to some mainstream culture thing. Well, or, like, science fiction, you know, I, Robot and stuff. You might also make an analogy to cars, road systems, whatever.  Here’s one making an analogy between traffic laws and enterprise governance: Dotting the landscapeof the world’s highways and freewaysare …

Don’t make your corporate memo/deck perfect

If everyone on a team (including the leaders) accepts that all first drafts are bad, that automatically gives everyone permission to write a bad first draft, about anything, at any time…. The bad draft is a place to experiment with thoughts. A bad draft – an imperfect thing – drives collaboration, exploration, more rigorous analysis, …