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Instant MBA by Nicholas Bate

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40. How to do research and produce a white paper

Even if you don’t do the full MBA, this is an invaluable skill: research a subject, strip out the padding, summarise the essentials and produce an executive summary.

Invaluable for you, brilliant for others—here’s how.

Once upon a time, in some parts of the world, school language teachers would make their pupils undergo a particularly unpleasant (for most, anyway) ritual: writing a précis. A précis was reducing the word count of a text but without losing its essential meaning. Often it was a newspaper article (which wasn’t too bad, knowing the amount of ‘waffle’ in the writing of some journalists) or a couple of pages from a formal textbook. It was tough but valuable. However, these days you are ...

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