# e-book The pyramid principle: logic in writing and thinking

Second, ideas in any grouping must be logically similar and share the same level of abstraction. Build your pyramid: group similar ideas together and then summarize each group with one statement.

## The pyramid principle: logic in writing and thinking

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About the author. Professionals whose work involves preparing documents, presentations or written communications Anyone who wants to be more persuasive in their written communications Anyone who wants to learn about effective tools for problem-solving and structuring presentations.

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Key ideas in this title Build your pyramid: group similar ideas together and then summarize each group with one statement. Justifying statements: use deduction to derive conclusions from chains of premises.

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Justifying statements: use induction to derive conclusions from groups of similar items. To formulate recommendations, approach problems methodically and visualize them using logic trees. Structure recommendations around the effect they are meant to cause. Use the introduction to tell the reader your key points within 30 seconds of reading. Use headings and formatting to show your pyramid structure in the text. Use clear transitions between groups of arguments to keep the reader in the loop. Stokta Yok.

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The Pyramid Principle will show you how to communicate your ideas clearly and succinctly. Barbara Minto reveals that the mind automatically sorts information into distinctive pyramidal groupings. However, if any group of ideas are arranged into a pyramid structure in the first place, not only will it save valuable time and effort to write, it will take even less effort to read and comprehend it.

The Pyramid Principle explains how to: think creatively, reason lucidly, and express ideas with clarity define complex problems and establish the objectives of any document assess your ideas and recognize their relative importance structure your reasoning into a coherent and transparent argument analyze your argument to confirm its effectiveness.