Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done

The Art Of Stress-free Productivity

Book - 2015
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"Since it was first published almost 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."--From publisher.
Publisher: New York City : Penguin Books, c2015.
Edition: Revised edition.
ISBN: 9780143126560
Characteristics: xxx, 317 p. ; 22 cm.


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Jan 21, 2020

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Dec 01, 2019

A bit dated (the 2001 version I read has references to Lotus Notes), but still solid and better than I expected. This book is the foundation from which many productivity tools, e.g. Atlassian's Jira, took inspiration (or so I believe).

Some of the content is humdrum and overly verbose (and outdated), it's true. The most insightful part of the book for me was chapter 12, in particular the section "Why Bright People Procrastinate the Most."

Overall, glad I picked it up and crossed it off my reading list.

Dec 27, 2018

Ribbonfarm reading list

Nov 07, 2018

Did not like. So boring. Not very well written. Not inspiring. Couldn't finish reading

Jun 11, 2018

A great deal of this book is basic time management practice detailed in both physical and digital formats. The more valuable part of the book for me was Part 1: The Art of Getting Things Done and Part 3: The Power of the Key Principles. His descriptions of today's work world and its mental challenges lets the reader understand that everyone has too much to do and not enough time or energy to do it all. His method aims to get you to a mental place where you can focus on what needs to be done when. It's about managing your time, emotions, and creativity. Part 3 focuses on how his key principles can work for you with a detailed discussion about current psychological theories and business. This is not the most appealing book -- a small font is used on a very overcrowded page layout. You do wonder if the publisher mandated a 300-page book and the author's solution was just to keep making the font smaller.

May 04, 2018

The ideas in the book make sense & should carry positive effects in our daily life. However, the whole system could be explained clearly in no more than 60 minutes. It's actually much more efficient to read about this from online articles or videos, instead of going through a 300 pages book like this, which contains lots of redundant & not very well organized information.

May 01, 2018

I loved how sensible this book is. Your mind has limited space to store all information that you try to memorize, so write it down. I now write everything down that I think will clutter my mind, it helps my thought process as well.

Mar 30, 2016

Gee, what took me so long?? I had this book on my 'to read' list for TOO LONG and finally started reading it when I realized it was coming due after three maxed out renewals. This book is worth a read for those who are looking to stop "talking" about getting productive and actually start "performing". I got some really good concepts that I began to immediately apply to my life.

Aug 27, 2012

Pick and choose what works for You!

Aug 14, 2012

A good read that is straight forward and uncomplicated by expensive equipment or complex ideas. The book helps the individual feel invigorated to organized and stay organized.

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Jun 11, 2018

Bright people have the capability of freaking out faster and more dramatically than anyone else.

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