I would first like to thank those who reviewed the draft manuscript and provided feedback that improved the quality of this book. I would especially like to recognize those whose contributions of time and effort were unusually generous, and to whom I am deeply indebted: Rich Lauria, Leslie Bauer, Adam Litke, Dale Hall, Michel Rochette, Hugo Rodrigues, and David Romoff provided numerous corrections and insights that enhanced both the content and readability of the text.

In addition, I would like to thank Barbara Minto, inventor of the Minto Pyramid Principle and the author of The Minto Pyramid Principle: Logic in Writing, Thinking, & Problem Solving. The ease with which this book flows for the reader is due to the Minto technique, which helps writers clarify their thinking and express concepts logically and smoothly.

Finally, I would like to thank my publisher, John Wiley & Sons, and the outstanding editors with whom I have had the pleasure of working: Sheck Cho, Stacey Rivera, and Chris Gage. I would also like to thank Rachel Rabinowitz for introducing me to Wiley.

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