Can you explain your ideas to people outside of your industry/circles?

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One of the lasting legacies of Richard Feynman was his ability to reduce complex physics into layman terms that anyone could understand. He could do this because he understood the first principles of the subject well enough to compare them to known quantities of human life.

If you can explain a complex topic to a layperson, you probably know what you’re talking about better than a person that uses a lot of buzzwords and industry jargon.

[tweetshare tweet=”If I had more time, I would have written you a shorter letter. —  Blaise Pascal from the Lettres provinciales ” username=”@ReallyGoodQs”]

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