I circle the stacks of papers and books. Each sweep brings a reminder of a point for the class I'm preparing on ethics.. Have I included that item? Do I have the Enron reference? What about the item on silos? Do the scenarios mesh? Have I completed the talking points? Where is that Eichmann quote?
Pages of rough notes. Arrows and short-hand. Note cards and drafts from the computer. Everything is in the back of my mind and there is one constant command: Simplify!
Too many books and articles on ethics are written as if the author wanted to hide the central message. Perhaps the work needed to be indecipherable so its creator could earn a doctorate.