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Want To Be Successful This Billionaire Says Take A Journalism Class By Paul Tudor Jones
The single most important thing you need to learn for any job and business is how to communicate how to write a memo how to talk how to think the easiest way to learn how to do that is to take journalism 101 newspaper writing as opposed to magazine writing newspaper writing is where you learn to take a particular topic in front of you. Hierarchy allows it from the most important to the least important so that at any point in time you can chop off the paragraphs from the bottom all the way up and still have something that logically follows through magazine. Writing is where you tell a story. It's a journey and the climax comes at the end. Every time I get a memo from someone magazine style literally tear it up throw it away and go back and make them take an online newspaper writing course because today in business time is money. And when you've got hundreds of decisions to make every week dozens every day.
Being able to see and think and understand what the issue is in the first couple of paragraphs is actually paramount to being efficient at what you do. It also is fantastic in problem solving because if you can take the whole issue distill it down into most its most important parts. Who What Where When Why and how. In the first paragraph and then the next most important part after that you'll be able to see the big picture and come up with the answer and be the most valuable employee wherever you work.