Are You Gish-Galloping Your Business Toward Disruption?
Recent events have led to many people learning about a long-understood rhetorical tactic called “Gish galloping.” Named after creationist Duane Gish, it is the technique of confronting an opponent with a rapid-fire series of arguments — including half-truths, misrepresentations and outright lies. Confronted with such a BS barrage, the opponent may try to refute each assertion, which is a losing proposition. In a debate format there isn’t sufficient time to rebut all the points in a traditional manner. This is not a tactic for ethical people.