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WriterViews: Lauren Tower Barnes interviews Jonathan Spira

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WriterViews: Lauren Tower Barnes interviews Jonathan Spira

July 8, 2011

Basex Cheif Analyst Jonathan Spira is on a mission: simply put, Spira is out to beat the epidemic of information overload. According to Spira’s research, about eight man hours are lost for every hundred recipients included on an unnecessary mass email. Even worse, some researchers suggest that our newfound tendency towards shorter and shorter forms of communication is causing people’s attention spans to shorten over time.

Spira encountered the problem of information overload while writing his book, Overload! How Too Much Information Is Hazardous To Your Organization. In this interview he tells us how he dealt with that issue and provides tips for better email communication, better writing in general and for limiting the amount of “stuff” we allow to fill our brains and soak up time that could be better spent.

You can learn more about Basex and Jonathan Spira at his website www.overloadstories.com, where you’ll also find stories as a continuation of the book.

To learn more about Spira’s book, visit the trailer here.

Full interview can be found here.

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