Less is more

If I had more time I would have written a shorter letter

– Lots of people

Too often people think quantity is the best measure of value. But the reality is what we should be focused on quality. We live in a world of abundance. The challenge now is not to create more [things, words, slides, emails], but to curate and refine the abundance of stuff we already have. When it comes to communicating with others, never say with ten words, what you can say with two. That’s one of the beautiful things about Twitter – it forces brevity. It forces the writer to condense a New York Times article into 140 characters. Most of the time, that’s a lot more valuable for a lot more people. Less is more.



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