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By February 27, 2009

Merlin Mann on Productivity: How to Achieve Inbox Zero

This post is dedicated to my business partner, Shawn Busse.

Shawn embraces the Inbox Zero principle. I, on the other hand, cling to my e-mails “in some weird buddhist way” as Merlin Mann puts it.Can’t help it. I’m a reforming packrat. Reform is sloooow.

Merlin says, “Once you’ve mined the gold out of your e-mail, it’s a dead skeletal husk and you should throw it away.”

Yes, Merlin.

Are you like me and hang on to every e-mail you’ve ever received? Listen to Merlin Mann’s talk. Better yet, make your whole team listen to it. He IS Merlin Mann after all.

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