Managing email realistically →

Matt Gemmell:

To effectively manage our email, we have to accept a few basic truths. They’re hard truths, but that only makes them even more valuable. Here they are:

  1. What’s important to other people is not (as) important to you.
  2. You are inherently lazy and egocentric.
  3. Ruthlessness is a hell of a time-saver.

Sound advice. I don’t get as much email as the next person, but I should increase my ruthlessness nevertheless to reduce cruft idling in my inbox.