Brevity Wins

Here is this week’s 1% MORE—4 short prompts using Mind over Tech’s M.O.R.E framework to trigger tiny improvements to your digital habits.

This week's theme is: 💬 Communication

Mindsets and habits to share information effectively, collaborate and build culture in your digital life.


a trigger to inspire motivation

Award-winning author Michael Winter on what makes good writing:

“Through an arbitrary problem, I had arrived at a tenet of good writing: brevity wins. If you are having trouble it may not be an issue with the quality of the writing—there may just be too much of it.”

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an approach to gather data

Be curious about the emails you write and receive, and take note of the ratio between what needs to be said and what is filler.


a prompt to inspire change

How much time and effort could you save both yourself and others if you wrote more concise emails?


an invitation to disrupt your digital habits

Treat all email responses like traditional SMS text messages, using a set number of letters per response. But since it’s too hard to count letters, count sentences instead.

Try this experiment

Each week we invite you and others from our community to run this experiment together. Learn from and support each other to realise 1% gains in your digital life.

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Until next week,

— Jonathan
Founder of Mind over Tech