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When you start to speed read your productivity will go up try quickly. It is quite easy as from this short paragraph you can see that as long as the first letter is correct and the last letter is correct we can read it and understand it. I often get comments on Facebook or my newsletter for the ODD typo or spelling mistake. I am a player, a negotiator or even a game changer and I find it the spectators who often want to have a go at about incorrect English. Of course what was taught in schools in 1960,or 1980 or 2000 is quite different to now. Like changes and the meaning of communication is how it is understood by the other person. As Korzybski said the map is not the territory

In 1931 the Polish American Scientist and Philosopher, Alfred Korzybski gave a paper at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in New Orleans, Louisiana. In the paper he spoke about the concept of the map is not the territory.

He developed the theory in his book “Science & Sanity” (1933) where he stated that any map may have a structure that is either similar or dissimilar to the structure of the territory and that the map is not the territory.
This was a significantly different way of thinking to conventional Aristotelean thinking which supported the idea that things just ARE a certain way and you can describe them in some finite and satisfactory way and the concept that ideas are either right or wrong.

So try this and see with almost every word spelt wrong, if you can read it?

“Olny srmat poelpe can raed this. � The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in what oredr the ltteers in a word are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is that the first and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it wouthit a porbelm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! If you can raed this psas it on !

For more on speed reading – go to Chapter 10 of “Win win – How to get a winning result from persuasive Negotiating” by Derek Arden – Published by Pearson worldwide