Five Easy Pieces is a weekly newsletter with ideas about business and businesses, authored by Erik Bernhardsson.

Designed to be dense in information while also being easy to read, each issue follows a standard format that leads with an executive summary followed by five paragraphs to uncover important insights in a structured way.

The writer aims to follow the below values:

* Precision: This is perhaps most important. The ability to communicate tiny finite details that immediately reflects the product as a whole in a way that is universally clear to a wide audience in the same way is paramount.

* Directness: Say what you mean. Don’t waste people’s time with distractions and pleasantries. Put the most important things first. If the audience wishes to read more they will.

* Conciseness: There is an art to the careful description of technical details, behaviors, and examination of a subject that is both precise and still expressed in the fewest words/statements. An extended vocabulary is helpful.

* Organization: Almost everything complex is open to more simplistic description as a subject of intrinsic relationships. The ability to perceive, understand, and convey those relationships is logic at its most base foundation but only when the those relationships are orderly and supported by evidence.

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