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Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity

Written by David Allen

Narrated by David Allen


Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity

Written by David Allen

Narrated by David Allen

ratings:
4.5/5 (245 ratings)
Length:
10 hours
Released:
Feb 23, 2016
ISBN:
9781508215547
Format:
Audiobook

Description

David Allen reads an all-new edition of his popular self-help classic for managing work-life balance in the twenty-first century-now updated for the new challenges facing individuals and organizations in today's rapidly changing world.

Since it was first published more than fifteen years ago, David Allen's Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. "GTD" is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots.

Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come. This new edition of Getting Things Done will be welcomed not only by its hundreds of thousands of existing fans but also by a whole new generation eager to adopt its proven principles.
Released:
Feb 23, 2016
ISBN:
9781508215547
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Born in Redbank, New Jersey in 1977, David Allen has shown aspiring skill as an artist and photographer, as well as a story teller. The styles and concepts of his artwork ranges in as much veriety as his writing, and will be featured in his book, "Past, Present, and Further More." David Allen currently features his work on the following website: www.brundlefly.zoomshare.com



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  • (3/5)
    I came up with most of these tips on my own, BUT they are extremely well presented and as far as I am concerned the GTD method is the best way to keep yourself organized and stress-free that has thus far been elucidated.I think that people who are not naturally organized (and let's face it: who is) will appreciate the way that Allen gives simple steps, with a limited variety of options to choose from, to organize your life.Personally, my "slightly modified GTD method" involves Google calendars (for my schedule) and post-its in three places (on my computer OR in the folder I carry with me during the work day OR in a "holding area" on the back of my desk).
  • (5/5)
    Getting Things Done covers organization from the perspective of helping you think about how to manage your committments. It does not promise a "system" that will correct your disorganization. I use the concepts from this book in my daily life.
  • (4/5)
    Will this book change your life? Maybe. I know a couple of people who've tried to implement it and lapsed back into preGTD mode. Having said that, I find some of it hugely useful and inspiring, and may give some bits a go.Some of the writing is irritating (I'm allergic to the word psyche), and some what he says is blindingly obvious and I've be implementing it since I was 5. Seriously, is there anyone still out there who doesn't have pens and paper next to their phone? It also does contain the best variant on the "action as a verb" game I've come across so far - actionalize. ;-)Bechdel/diversity: This is an interesting one. I was tempted to do a "not applicable to non-fiction" cop-out. But he tris so hard, bless him, to use "she" and "her" more than "he" and "him". It actually gets to the point where it feels fake - there just *aren't* that many female top executives out there. I've seen the stats. It's very much a baby boomer and possibly Gen X book. It describes a world of work which will increasingly change. All the talk of offices and secretaries and paper in-trays already reads like an anachronism - it may still apply to your typical male baby boomer top executive but not to the world of work at large.Still, powerful book.
  • (5/5)
    Highly Recommended. Best book I've ever read on personal organization and productivity. Puts time management books to shame. I've read this more than once, and need to read it again.
  • (4/5)
    I was pleasantly surprised after reading Getting Things Done. Many of the Let-me-show-you-how-to-get-organized books I've read offer obvious, dated, silly suggestions i.e. store your daily work tools near you and less-used items further away. But Allen's book is very different. He doesn't propose that we get organized HIS way. What he puts forth is that we use whatever system we are most comfortable with CONSISTENTLY. Excellent book!
  • (3/5)
    There are a lot of good ideas in here, and if I am able to successfully integrate them into my life and see a giant improvement in my stress-free productivity, I will happily upgrade this review to five stars. I could use a giant improvement, so fingers crossed!