Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done

The Art of Stress-free Productivity

Book - 2001
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In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. Veteran coach and management consultant David Allen recognizes that time management is useless the minute your schedule is interrupted; setting priorities isn't relevant when your e-mail is down; procrastination solutions won't help if your goals aren't clear. Instead, Allen shares with readers the proven methods he has already introduced in seminars and at top organizations across the country. The key to Getting Things Done? Relaxation.

Allen's premise is simple: our ability to be productive is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve stress-free productivity. His seamless system teaches us how to identify, track, and-most important-choose the next action on all our tasks, commitments, and projects and thus master all the demands on our time while unleashing our creative potential. The book's stylish, dynamic design makes it easy to follow Allen's tips, examples, and inspiration to achieve what we all seek-energy, focus, and relaxed control.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 2001
ISBN: 9780670899241
Branch Call Number: 658.4093 ALL
Characteristics: xiv, 267 p. ;,24 cm


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Dec 27, 2018

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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.

Jun 16, 2012

While the whole process he teaches seems rather overwhelming, there are great ideas that I could use to make a difference. I particularly found his discussion of ways to implement useful. Worth reading and then reviewing periodically.

bbaratz Feb 27, 2012


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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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