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Dilbert + Drummond: Wicked Simple Email

Author: Mark Dixon
Friday, March 22, 2013
9:00 am

Within the past week, two commentaries on email popped up on my screen. The Dilbert strip set the stage …

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… Drummond Reed offered the solution:  “Please Send Wicked Simple Email.”

After a wickedly clear setup …

After 20 years of averaging a third of every working day doing email, I realized I could save hundreds of hours a year—and collectively we could save hundreds of millions of hours a year—by just writing wicked simple email.

… Drummond offered five wickedly practical recommendations

  1. Treat the Subject Line as a Tweet
  2. No Sigs
  3. Reply Inline Whenever Possible
  4. Hold Deeply Threaded Conversations Elsewhere
  5. One Screen Max

Reading the details is well worth your time. Thanks, Drummond, for excellent suggestions. 


2 Responses to “Dilbert + Drummond: Wicked Simple Email”

    Mark, glad you agree, it’s already making a difference among my own email correspondents.


    Comment by Drummond Reed on March 22, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    It’s making a difference for me, too. Thanks for a helpful post.

    Comment by Mark Dixon on March 22, 2013 at 10:25 pm

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