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The rules are best assumed if they are involved in a story

When sociology professor Steve Epstein was a lawyer in the Department of Defense, he had to take charge of the Office of Criteria of Conduct, where he had to inform various government departments of the type of things that his employees were authorized to do or not. What Epstein discovered is that, when it came to keeping the regulations fresh, it was much more effective to tell a story that caught people's attention than simply listing the rules one by one.