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Accidental Genius, 2nd Edition by Mark Levy

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Chapter 10Escape Your Own Intelligence

The day’s workshops had ended at the business writers’ conference, and I was relaxing in the dining room with the other attendees. A woman at a table in the corner caught my attention. She was drawing with a fat marker on the butcher paper tablecloth. I headed over.

The paper was black with scribbles. There were circles, triangles, and half-completed equations. Arrows pointed every which way. The whole thing looked dauntingly elaborate, like she was planning a moon shot.

I asked her what she was creating, and her answer was not what I expected. She told me she was diagramming a way people could converse more clearly and directly.

The woman said she was a business school professor, came to the conference ...

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