The Seven Habits of Highly Annoying Consultants
Ok, the title of this post is a bit of a teaser. It was going to be “The Seven Habits of Highly Unreadable Books” but I decided that would be too much of a diss on Stephen Covey, who is actually a brilliant guy with some great ideas. This post does not have seven of anything, actually… just two diagrams:
Additional Disclaimers: I have nothing against diagrams. In fact, I love diagrams. They are useful for all kinds of things, such as simplified explanations and visualizations, contextualization of details for a larger decision-making processes, and so on.
That said, we should all give ourselves a quota on how many diagrams we employ in our discourse. Like repetitive gestures and filler language, after a certain point they erode one’s credibility.
Up Next: Reconditioning the Leather on the Whipping-End of the Long Tail, and other Beaten-To-Death Metaphors