review -- and awareness -- of the past may make us better geologists
in the future.
by W.W. Patrick, AAPG BULLETIN, December 1954, offered these observations
and pieces of counsel:
has learned the lessons of brevity and directness, but too many
of our geologists have not."
amateurish, poorly written report or letter leads the reader to
assume that the thinking of the writer may be equally slipshod."
may say that a geologist is hired to find oil and not to write
essays. If each location results in a discovery well, no one will
ask you for written reports. If your discovery record is less
than 100 percent, you will write many letters and reports, and
you will be judged not only by what you write, but how you write."
difference between great scientists and great managers is that all
great managers must learn how to communicate clearly and concisely.