Communication

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All through college, graduate school, and the early part of my career, I was surrounded by other technical folks. Over the years, I saw behavioral patterns. If I were to grossly generalize, I’d say most technical folks are shy. They’re quiet. They shine the spotlight on their work, rather than themselves. They’re curious, and thus
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You may have noticed one theme around here is communication. If you want to transition out of technology, and into business, you need to communicate differently. Scientists and engineers are used to technical communication: long prose with lots of detail. Business folks are used to business communication: short prose with a clear call to action.
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Imprecise language is a pet peeve of mine. And the business world is rife with it. The first example I go to, when thinking of imprecise language, is “strategy” versus “tactics”. We have two big problems here: There are as many definitions of “strategy” as there are people who use the word “strategy”. Strategy and
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