Welcome to this summary of the Minto Pyramid Principle. The MPP is a technique for organizing complex thinking so that you can present it clearly in everyday business documents - memos, reports, proposals, presentations.

I developed the technique in the 1970s while I was working for McKinsey & Company, the world's leading management consulting firm, and have taught it throughout the world ever since. My book, "The Minto Pyramid Principle: Logic in Writing, Thinking, and Problem Solving" has become the standard text used in major consulting, business, and government organizations.

If you are not familiar with the concept, or have heard about it and wanted to know more, this introduction will summarize the essentials. If you have had my course, it will provide a handy reference, so that you can have "Barbara in your pocket".

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Version 1.5

Revision to the video player. Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

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Bizexec1 ,

Powerful stuff

Organized thoughts have power. This app teaches one how to think and apply logic powerfully. Teaches a lifetime skill. Totally worth the cost for me. has made me more effective at a major intl firm.

Демид19 ,

Awesome content, but glitchy; requires wifi to work

Overall, this is a fantastic app, full of useful ideas you won't find anywhere else.

I really like Minto's ideas, and this app conveys them well, but the tech side is less ideal.

All content must be pulled from the server each time you use the app; the content is heavy, so it pretty much requires wifi.

Occasionally it glitches and I have to reboot the phone.

Buti Minto's pyramid idea conveyed here is absolutely stellar, and is the gold standart of all business writing.

Bob-qwerty ,

No longer works

This application used to work late but with the iOS nine update it takes several seconds to load in the videos do not play.

I also wish barber would make the videos download with the app so I can watch them when I'm disconnected from the Internet.

Barbara please fix this application – fast!


Barbara Minto Limited
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Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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