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Brilliant Business Writing, 2nd Edition by Neil Taylor

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Why almost everything is the size of Wales

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Translate numbers and statistics into something more tangible.

Read the newspapers, or watch the news enough, in the UK and you’d be forgiven for thinking there are only two units of measurement for area. One is the size of Wales, and one is the size of a football pitch. Nearly every area you’ve ever heard described is one or the other, or a multiple of them. So ‘Every year, an area three times the size of Wales is being deforested in Brazil’. Or, ‘If all the unnecessary plastic bags we use in this ...

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