The following allegory on multiple-authored reports is based on personal experience.

Some months back a friend from a local oil and gas service company phoned. He and a task force of coworkers were finishing an 18-month project and were about to write the final report. My friend was very concerned that they would write a weak report, upsetting his client and losing the follow-up work. He was calling for help. We set up a lunch meeting (if I didn't get a contract, at least I'd get a meal).

After hanging up, the old adage “too many chefs spoil the broth”...

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