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About BLUF:

BLUF: a paragraph or entry in which conclusions and recommendations are placed at the beginning of the text, rather than the end, in order to facilitate rapid decision making. (Wikipedia)

BLUF is primarily a military acronym, and it was held in high regard when I was active duty. Commanders would often ask for the BLUF about any sort of current issue or problem because they did not have the time to sift through mountains of literature, speak with all the folks involved, etc. Rather, they trusted the men and women in their organization to be extremely informed on the topic, having done all of the research/homework ahead of time, and be able to provide the salient and valuable data points to them in just a few bullet statements. This type of communication required a mutual trust but allowed for rapid movement in an information overload environment. 

This sort of communication can be expanded beyond military operations. Planning trips and adventures takes time: to do the research, learn the skills, and execute. Wouldn't it be great if there were a quick and simple BLUF on travel destinations, or different sort of adventures, like scuba diving, climbing, skydiving? You'd be able to take 10-15 minutes and understand the destination/adventure being shown, make a decision if it's something you want to do, then absorb the top level points so you aren't starting from zero.


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