May 27, 2024: Four Communication Problems You Need to Address

“Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly.”

― Confucius

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We hand-picked 3 good articles for you to highlight this week. Hope they'll help you get new ideas and perspectives. (You can read this online!)

📚 3 Good Articles for You

Four Communication Problems You Need to Address
by Deb Liu (6 mins)

  • Effective Communication Matters: Poor communication can hinder growth and opportunities, even for talented individuals.
  • Simplicity and Clarity: Avoid jargon and overcomplication; ensure messages are clear and inclusive.
  • Balanced Context: Provide enough context and detail for understanding, presenting both positive and negative aspects for credibility.

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The Problem with Giant Book Preview Lists
by Maris Kreizman (3 mins)

  • Imperfect Coverage: Book preview lists often rely on publicity rather than actual readings, affecting their reliability.
  • Selection Challenges: Writers struggle to narrow down titles, often choosing based on fame, clever descriptions, and publisher diversity.
  • Inflated Importance: These lists have become disproportionately important due to reduced book coverage, but they don't always reflect the best or most anticipated books.

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A New Philosophy of Productivity
by Cal Newport (4 mins)

  • John McPhee's Insight: John McPhee's struggle to write a complex article led him to develop a new structure, emphasizing the need to rethink productivity to include time for deep, creative thought.
  • Principles of Slow Productivity: Cal Newport's "Slow Productivity" advocates doing fewer things, working at a natural pace, and focusing on quality, rejecting busyness and overload.
  • Modern Application: Newport argues that modern work culture's busyness is counterproductive, suggesting that adopting more intentional, thoughtful work habits can lead to meaningful accomplishments without burnout.

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