Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Jeff Bezos on Writing Great Prose

 Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, said a well-crafted six-page document cannot be written in a day or two. A week or more is typically the time it will take to author an effective memorandum according to this titan of industry, one of the most successful businessmen in the world today.

Jeff Bezos, Amazon Chairman

This statement from the famous business mogul comes from an article written by Harvard instructor Carmine Gallo for Business Insider.

Historians generally agree Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon in about 65 - 70 working days. The Book of Mormon as published by the Church today has 531 pages. This means the young prophet Joseph in 1829 dictated text to his scribes at the torrid pace of 7.5 to 8.1 pages per day. What Joseph accomplished is superhuman by Bezos' standard, "a marvellous work and a wonder" according to the ancient prophet, Isaiah (Isaiah 29:14).

The Book of Mormon, 531 pages in about 70 days

Is the Book of Mormon a well-crafted, effective document? Originally published on March 26, 1830, it has stood the test of time and more than 5 million copies are printed annually in dozens of languages.