Succinct communication is the practice of using as many words as necessary, and not more, to make your point.
Succinct communication, whether written or verbal, is a signal of understanding. The other ends of the spectrum, which are not communicating at all or communicating with too many words, often suggest a lack of understanding.
The ease with which written content can be created on the web, and the resulting content explosion, make succinct communication increasingly valuable. The desire to communicate succinctly is one of the reasons behind the length of my blog posts which are often shorter than most other written web content. However, I know that I still have room to improve.
Originally published at Thoughts of a VC.