A former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, John Pollack has spent more than a decade as a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, and public sector leaders. Throughout his career, he has pursued insight and understanding by venturing off the beaten path, intellectually and otherwise. In this spirit, his worldview has been informed by living and working in Africa and Europe, installing seismometers in Antarctica, hitchhiking across Australia, exploring the Caucasus and skippering a boat he built of 165,321 corks down Portugal's Douro River. In "Shortcut," Pollack reveals just how pervasive analogies really are â€” and how powerful. He also explains how to evaluate the â€œtruthâ€ of any analogy, and how people can hone their ability with analogy to become more creative, perceptive and persuasive.