Preface Intro to Part I - The Minto Pyramid Principle: Logic in Writing PART 1 THE PYRAMID PRINCIPLE: LOGIC IN WRITING 1. Why a pyramid structure 2. The substructures within the pyramid 3. How to build a pyramid structure 4. Fine points of introductions 5. Deduction and induction: the difference 6. How to highlight the structure Intro to Part 2 - The Minto Pyramid Principle: Logic in Thinking PART 2 THE PYRAMID PRINCIPLE: LOGIC IN THINKING 7. Questioning the order of a grouping 8. Questioning the problem-solving process 9. Questioning the summary statement 10. Putting it into readable words Appendix: Problem Solving in Structureless Situations
Barbara Minto developed The Pyramid Principle through her early years as a consultant at mckinsey & Company, Inc. She now runs her own consultancy, International, Inc., specialising in teaching the pyramid principle to people whose major training is in business or the professions. She has taught her course to most of the major consulting firms in the world's largest corporations and government organisations.