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Note: Send shorter emails

Want to get more replies to your emails?

Keep them shorter. A paragraph max.

A lot of times I get really interesting emails that contain 3 or 4 different themes and are many paragraphs long.

I usually don't say, "Oh, this is too long, I'll never reply to it." Instead, I say "I'll get to this later."

But then I don't get to it later. 

Do you need sleep to make breakthroughs?

I laid down last night at 6:20PM for a 20 minute nap.

Knowing myself, I knew there was a real chance it would turn into a one hour nap. And that'd be good, too.

I woke up this morning at 7:50AM.

And I feel terrific.

I've become more conscious of how sleep interacts with other elements of life. There's certain types of days I can run well on without much sleep. The really grand secret of both managing people and of management consulting is that often, it looks like this --

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