The Minto Pyramid Principle Logic in Writing Thinking

The Minto Pyramid Principle Logic in Writing Thinking

The Minto Pyramid Principle Logic in Writing Thinking Problem Solving ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☆ The Minto Pyramid Principle Logic in Writing Thinking Problem Solving Author Barbara Minto – Consulting tip Minto's Pyramid Principle | Repost This is from years ago and covers the Minto’s pyramid principle – one of the most important concepts in executive communication and logical struct Consulting tip Minto's Pyramid Principle Epub ß Pyramid Principle | Repost This is from years ago and covers the Minto’s pyramid principle – one of the most important concepts in executive communication and logical structuring of argumentsThis is really big at all the big and big It is the scaffolding of management consulting thinking My revised thoughts shown in red color fr The Minto Pyramid Principle Logic in The Minto MOBI :å Writing The Minto Pyramid Principle Logic in Writing Thinking Problem Solving Anglais Broch – mai de Auteur sur toiles valuations Voir les formats et ditions Masuer les autres formats et ditions Prix Neuf partir de Occasion partir de Reli Veuillez ressayer € € € Broch Veuillez ressayer € € Minto The Pyramid Principle Logic in Writing and The Pyramid Principle will show you how to Minto Pyramid Principle Epub Ú communicate your Minto Pyramid Principle Logic in Epub / ideas clearly and succinctly Barbara Minto reveals that the mind automatically sorts information into distinctive pyramidal groupings However if any group of ideas are arranged into a pyramid structure in the first place not only will it save valuable time and effort to write it will take even less effort to read and comprehend Minto Pyramid Marketing Psycho The Minto pyramid principle has Minto Pyramid Principle Logic in Epub / two approaches the top down approach and the bottom up approach The most convenient is the top down approach Part Logic in thinking The second part tells how to look at your reasoning from the point of view of criticism and verify the correctness of generalizations This part discusses the techniues used for concise and correct grouping One of the The Minto Pyramid Course Barbara Minto The Minto Pyramid Principle Course Barbara Minto holds an MBA from Harvard Business School She personally conducts a day live course worldwide to groups of within a company The course covers The Basic Pyramid Concept – why the pyramid structure its rules and how the ideas within that structure relate vertically and horizontally How to Build a Pyramid – how to identify the Short summary The Minto Pyramid Principle Short summary The Minto Pyramid Principle Logic in Writing Thinking and Problem Solving Barbara Minto Help the reader structure your thoughts in the shape of a pyramid In preparing the document many represent its future content but do not have a concrete plan what to say and how to formulate it They just start writing hoping that the structure will emerge on its own The result The Minto Pyramid Principle SCA – Richard Hare More on S C A The method is explained in greater detail in Barbara Minto’s excellent book “The Minto Pyramid Principle“ At first glance the book may appear academic but start reading and it draws you in Barbara explains essential ideas about logic and communication and crimes I wasn’t even aware I The Minto Pyramid Principle Logic in Writing The Minto Pyramid Principle Logic in Writing Thinking Problem Solving Expanded Edition by Barbara Minto Author › Visit 's Barbara Minto Page Find all the books read about the author and See search results for this author Are you an author Learn about Author Central Barbara Minto Author out of stars ratings ISBN ISBN Minto pyramid SlideShare the minto pyramid principle logic in writing logic in thinking logic in problem solving logic in presentation shachi h parikh The Pyramid Principle | by Ameet Ranadive | The Pyramid Principle teaches that “Ideas at any level in the pyramid must always be summaries of the ideas grouped below them” Decomposing an argument into a pyramid structure It just so.

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  1. Cecily Cecily says:

    A generation ago this was an important bestselling book about structured informational writing It shows how to organise information clearly and persuasively Nowadays it is of historical interest than practical useStart with your Conclusion“ Ideas at any level in the pyramid must always be summaries of the ideas grouped below them” That is the main concept of this It’s one long known and followed by any competent journalist but eually applicable in business and technical writing Image Rob Atkinson’s illustration In practice1 Start with the answer the top of the pyramid summarises what’s below2 Group and summarise supporting arguments the same kind of idea in each group3 Logically order supporting ideas within each group• Time use to show cause and effect seuence• Structural break a singular thought into components• Degree rank from most to least importantGeneral TipsThe magic number of ideas in a group is threeSeven plus or minus two is the max ideas one can hold in short term memory George A MillerIntroduction should tell a story 1 Situation2 Complication3 Solution uestion and answerA dialogue1 Topic what is subjectuestion?2 Various answers below3 Lead to next level uestions can also refer back upDeduction and InductionThere’s also a whole chapter on the differences between deductive and inductive reasoning I confess I didn’t really get it• Deduction leads from a summary to a “therefore” conclusion The points derive from each other• Induction starts with facts or ideas that are defined as similar or related in some way and then explains that samenessMost of us default to deductive Inductive is creative but it is harder to do well Old FashionedMy edition is from 2002 which looks identical to the latest on from 2009 But it reads like a book from 1987 when it was first published Back then word processing barely existed let alone templates and stylesheets with multi level headings dozens of fonts and myriad formatting effects The pages here would have looked clear and innovative with navigation cues of headings numbers indents shading and lots of diagram Nowadays the advice about headings fonts and numberings is too simple basic and out of date Being old is not an excuse for a technical book lacking an index Pet hateWhat This is NotIt’s about documents analyses reports reviews proposals presentations and memos There is no advice about delivering presentations let alone the dreaded PowerPoint which was released the same year as this bookIf you want tips on creating and delivering presentations try• Andi Lightheart's Presentation Now• Tim Stockil's Start With An Earthuake

  2. Randy Randy says:

    This is my all time favorite book on persuasive writing As of this review date I have read the book thirteen times My goal for this abundant contact has been to super learn the concepts which are otherwise difficult to perceive with only passing exposureI came upon this book in 1994 when my partner's girlfriend who was then the librarian at McKinsey and Company NYC the world famous management consultancy lent the book to me saying that it was considered the Bible of writing process at the firm Barbara Minto created this masterpiece of thought leadership while employed there and then moved on to teach these concepts globally to most of the major consulting firms and to many of the Fortune 100The book teaches readers how to shape ideas into a disciplined order Done correctly this enables writers to communicate powerfully with future readers so that they can identify those communicated ideas regardless of whether or not they ultimately agree with them uickly and easilyThe book is targeted to the experienced and knowledgeable business reader which makes the concepts difficult to grasp for the uninitiated Much can be gleaned from the first couple of chapters however even for those with little business knowledge or vocabulary And with perseverance and multiple read throughs the concepts become easier and easier to assimilate Obviously I believe that multiple exposures to it is well rewarded in the end

  3. Richard Newton Richard Newton says:

    Oh dear A clear example of how even the best professional books age badlyI'm having a flurry of reading professional books right now I can't read them all the time so I swallow them in batches And now it is the turn of the Pyramid Principle For those who don't know The Pyramid Principle is one of the classic books of the consulting industry I first came across it over 25 years ago when I was working for the consultancy AT Kearney Whilst never exactly a fun read it then seemed like good advice well explained It is essentially the book that defined the way that many of the strategy firms like McKinsey developed presentations and documents At least they did They may still do so but fortunately I don't need to know that sort of thing any The problem with the book is that reading it in 2018 it reads almost like something from the Victorian era I exaggerate but it just feels so old and ponderous It was obviously written for the era of the typewriter and overhead projector You can't help thinking Barbara Minto should hire a modern author to give it a zippy overhaul and create a book about a third the length with punch Another problem is it is so self certain It does not explain this as a way to write but the one and only way to write which I am little doubtful of Reading the references is interesting as Minto certainly picked some serious influences including Wittgenstein Chomsky Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn The influence of Popper is evident I was less clear about how the others had influenced her book What is noticeable is there is no reference published after 1972 and many are much older I know this book was first published in 1978 but I have just read the 2009 revised edition The existence of any 21st century revisions is not evident The reason I still give it 3 stars rather than less is below the long winded style and outdated examples is some seriously good advice about how to structure your thinking and your writing Good advice that many modern pithy writers could heed to make their writing clearer and have impact If you have the patience and stamina its worth the effort but don't expect hours of fun

  4. loafingcactus loafingcactus says:

    As a philosophy major I appreciate how Minto has provided an efficient presentation of concepts of argumentation that one could spend a lifetime learning from the long history of available scholarship As an MBA student I see that the book is too complicated and too cumbersome to be useful to my peers This is a book that reuires focused study and my peers have neither the bandwidth nor the necessary background to do thatHow I found out about this book was at a business writing seminar that was excellent The instructor reported that he had interviewed various executives about what was most important in communication and this book kept coming up He taught the course entirely from principles contained in this book It takes a translator like that for business people to get the most out of this bookTherefore I really recommend it to corporate trainers As for business people it would only be useful if it were part of a study circle or something like this which would force you to spend enough time with the book and to acuire the necessary additional resources in logic and rhetoric

  5. Adam Rabiner Adam Rabiner says:

    I finally got to this book after many years of having it sit on my shelf I don't think it has aged very well It's well written as a book on logical and good thinking and writing should be but in an age of iPhone apps and software I am not certain that a book is the best tool for practicing the Pyramid Principle There's too much reading and not enough doing and practice The early chapters are easier to comprehend Some of the later chapters are particularly dense and harder to follow While there's knowledge to be gained here I think Minto needs to hire a clever programmer use new contemporary examples and get with the 21st century

  6. Charmin Charmin says:

    Highlights1 The structure permits you to see the flaws and omissions 2 An idea statement raises a uestion in the reader’s mind because you are telling him something he does not know The writer will continue to write raising and answering uestions until he reaches a point at which he judges the reader will have no logical uestions The way to ensure the reader attention is to refrain from raising any uestion in the reader’s mind before you are ready to answer them Any point you make must raise a uestion in the reader’s mind you must answer it 3 Introductory Flow – your document is of interest by directing it toward answering a uestion that already exists in the reader’s mind or that would exist if he thought for a minute about what is going on around him Narrative pattern development situation complication uestion answer4 Inspire your readers to ask the uestion YOU wish to address5 Limit the introduction to what the reader will agree is true

  7. David R. David R. says:

    There's a nugget of a very good techniue here but the illustrative and diagnostic material is often obscure and difficult to follow Some executives will become excited at the goal of this book no doubt but in the insufficient inertia will be generated to move beyond the fad phase

  8. Chikai Huang Chikai Huang says:

    Why isn't this a school text book?

  9. Murat Murat says:

    This book introduces a structured approach called the Pyramid Principle which is a logical ordering of the ideas presented in a written document Author argues that this is a top down ordering of ideas and understandable by readers Abstract concepts are in the beginning the top of the pyramid These ideas are then refined using induction and deduction in the rest of the writing the lower layers of the pyramid Each of the lower levels support the upper abstract layers in a structured way which recursively goes as deep as the subject reuires As an engineer the ideas presented in the book resonated very well with me Author herself used that structure in the book which made it a relatively easy reading However the examples exhibits presented are related to business and I had hard time following hence the 1 star off

  10. Sam Stagg Sam Stagg says:

    A turgid dated slog Barbara Minto appears to believe so deeply in substance over style that she has eschewed any sense of style whatsoever Example uotes from Keynes Chesterton and Thoreau are glasses of water in the desertAnd yet The idea of putting business writing in this format is compelling I'd like to think this book has improved the structure of my writing already and I will be recommending it to othersIf you believe you can absorb the message of this book without actually having to read it perhaps using something like this slide deck do that instead

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