It is amazing at how many people cheat at Top 5 lists. You don’t get to say Honorable Mentions. You don’t get to say: “I guess I’d add so-and-so if I could”. That’s cheating. You don’t get to say: “Oh, it changes so often!” Of course it does. That’s just another way to quell the fears of adhering to the constraint.
Five is a constraint. Top five lists are interesting. Top whatever lists are not. If I listed every album or book or game I thought was worth note it would be less interesting than if I could pick only three. The constraint makes it interesting.
Pecha Kucha is very interesting. Your company’s slide shows are not.
PS, my five?
- Dream Theater – Images and Words
- Radiohead – OK Computer
- Transatlantic – Bridge Across Forever
- Neal Morse – Testimony
- The Clarks – Let It Go