Rule of three
omne trium perfectum
— Latin for "everything that comes in threes is perfect."
Kudos to a previous manager of mine, [Murali Krishnan][murali-linkedin], whom I met while working at Transform for demonstrating true mastery over the [rule of three][rule-of-three-wiki] and opening my eyes to its power.
rule of three (of which there is so much written that it
[needs a disambiguation page][disambiguation-wiki]) is an incredibly potent
tool to communicate ideas, persuade others, and to tell stories.
- A threefold model lends explanatory power to difficult-to-explain topics, simplifying the conceptual model and providing and elegant framework to teach.
- Problems often cleanly subdivide into three sub-problems.
- The cadence and presentation of threes tend to be inherently agreeable to humans, augmenting credibility and persuasiveness.
[rule-of-three-wiki]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_three_/writing/) [disambiguation-wiki]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_three [murali-linkedin]: https://www.linkedin.com/in/muralirkrishnan/