“I would have made this letter shorter but I didn’t have time.” Some form of that quote has been attributed to Churchill, Woodrow, Wilson, Mark Twain, and others.
A customer of mine recently said I was a concisener. One who provides conciseness.
“That’s not even a word” I said.
He said “It is now.”
He said what I do better than anything is explain things simply and with the fewest words possible.
“Now, you pivot it also if the thought pattern is not working.” … “you redirect where things are going to a better, simpler path.”
“But my tools…but my frameworks….but my humor…” I protested.
“All tools are the same…they make you think and get others to think using the same words” … “same with frameworks”
“you net it out, simply”. “that’s a concisener, you make things clean and concise.”
I like to think my best work is my briefest work.
Like the French Mathematician Pascal who originally said in 1657 “I have made this longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter.”
I know man, I feel your pain to this day…