1. Look before you leap.
2. Aim before you shoot.
3. Think before you speak.
4. Get the facts before you judge.
5. Verify before you crucify.
6. Read the fine print before signing on the dotted line.
7. Wait a day before you send the scorching e-mail.
8. Context, context, context.
9. Lend no credence to gossip.
10. Get the story right from the horse’s mouth.
11. Know what you know and who you know.