The brilliant Joel Orr once wrote that structure is destiny, and to a large extent that is still true. Many organizational structures (corporate and otherwise) almost always dictate how things will turn out in the end regardless of the intention.

But while listening to the book Working Backwards, I heard the authors use the term information density to describe the format (and structure) of meeting at Amazon.

The 6 page narrative is an information dense document that conveys more complex information more effectively than a slick slide show.

The idea of information density makes a lot sense, but it is definitely part of our information paradox that we face everyday in all facets of communication. What is the right balance of the depth and breadth that helps to operate effectively an information dense world.