Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country. Allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our mi In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant Da...

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Title:Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
Author:David Allen
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Getting Things Done: How To Achieve Stress-free Productivity
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:267 pages pages

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity Reviews

  • Robert
    Jun 27, 2011
    Since it might take less than two minutes to write this review, I'll just do it now... The two-minute rule is one of the only things I remember from this book (which I read more than five years ago). I generally like the rule, but have found it problematic when something else also come...
  • K
    Nov 23, 2014
    A colleague recommended this book to me because I was seeing an adult client with ADHD. He also shared that he used the principles in this book to run a skills-teaching group for teens with ADHD, and that he uses this system himself. This recommendation came at a time when I was feelin...
  • Sarah Heffern
    Apr 18, 2007
    This book should have been a 3,000-word article. It was full of useless details (e.g. listing the types of materials out of which an inbox might be made), redundant to the point of making me crazy, and overflowing with multi-step systems for this, that, and the other (seriously, keepin...
  • Letitia
    Aug 21, 2007
    David Allen's smirking white male face on the cover of this book may convince that he's successful...but the man should reserve his smirk for one on one business dealings. The biggest issue with this book is, I couldn't get it done. Getting Things Done is written for a non-existent a...
  • Bria
    Jul 09, 2013
    If you find yourself turning a little moist and your pulse quickening with pleasure when you read words and phrases such as: -High-performance workflow management -Family commitments -Priority factors -The ability to be successful, relaxed, and in control during these fertile but...
  • Melynda
    Jul 29, 2007
    I'm a big geek, and here's proof (if you needed it). I learned about GTD from Merlin Mann's 43 Folders site, and became an instant convert. Because I love folders, lists, diagrams, flow charts, of course, but most of all because with GTD, you have to have a labeller. I love my labeller...
  • Jarrodtrainque
    Sep 11, 2007
    With first-chapter allusions to martial arts, "flow,""mind like water," and other concepts borrowed from the East (and usually mangled), you'd almost think this self-helper from David Allen should have been called Zen and the Art of Schedule Maintenance./ Not quite. Yes, Getting Things...
  • Tracy
    Apr 11, 2011
    I'm listening to this because I need to get a grip on my life. I can't even focus enough to listen about how to get my life together, much less do it. ...
  • Ruben
    Dec 27, 2008
    I'm really glad my wife and I read this book together. It's already been very helpful in getting us to look at the reason so many things never get done on time or sometimes not at all. The book is well written. The writing is very clear, with lots of examples, though it's a bit dry in ...
  • Jonatron
    Aug 20, 2007
    I bought this book, and I read some of it. It sat on a shelf unfinished. I read some more. It sat in my car unfinished. I eventually made the decision to never finish it. I think this is self-explanatory. [Later...] Now I'm reading 26 Reasons Not to Use GTD, and it does a goo...
  • Michelle Powers
    Jan 30, 2009
    Tried the print and the audio and just couldn't grasp the system which would enable me to get lots and lots of stuff done in an easy manner without struggle. I guess once you get through the book, nothing else seems like as much of a struggle. I should have known it wasn?t for me...
  • David
    Jun 25, 2008
    I'd heard about David Allen and his "Getting Things Done" system in the past, but I never paid it much attention. I decided to investigate further a little while back, and finally picked up the book two weeks ago. And now I've read it; and I expect I'll go back and re-read this book in...
  • Hannah
    Mar 20, 2008
    I like reading about organizing my life and being more productive, but I think the major lessons of this book could have been condensed in a page or two. Here are the things I remember: - 2 minute rule: if you remember to do something and it takes you less than two minutes to do it,...
  • Josh
    Jul 17, 2012
    Before I justify the five-star rating, there are a couple of qualifications: 1. This book is written toward a certain audience: well-to-do people, mostly business executives, mostly men, mostly older. The large majority of examples mentioned are male corporate leaders. There is the ...
  • Dianna
    Feb 09, 2009
    Recall the last time you went on a significant vacation from work: before you left you cleared all your to-dos, emptied your inbox, tied all the loose ends, and organized the things you'd tackle when you came back. Felt pretty good to leave that last day, right? David Allen teaches ...
  • Josh
    Jun 16, 2008
    I have not had much success applying strategies from productivity gurus. I am referring to books like "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" by Steven Covey, and other books which share use top-down strategies to order our lives. There are two reasons why these have not worked f...
  • Douglas Wilson
    Oct 23, 2016
    A bit too detailed for my taste, but there are some magnificent principles involved here. I learned a lot. ...
  • Jamie
    Aug 15, 2008
    Ironically, looking in to the GTD (Getting Things Done) system has been bouncing around in the back of my head as something to do for quite some time now. This approach to maximizing productivity is popular among the nerdegalian, probably because of its minimum bullshit approach to act...
  • Chad Warner
    Nov 07, 2009
    This is my go-to productivity book. Since reading it a few years ago, I?ve followed GTD in much of my professional and personal life. I highly recommended it to those who want to regain control of their time and become efficiently productive. It teaches how to be ?maximally effi...
  • Dillon
    Apr 04, 2017
    Five stars for the content, two or three for the way it was delivered. But I suspect the purpose of this book wasn't to write beautiful prose, so I'll cut it a break. Since this is a book about an organizational system I'll talk a little bit about what I've tried to incorporate and ...
  • Saud Omar
    May 27, 2009
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  • Yodamom
    Nov 19, 2017
    I'm sure this would work for many but it is not something that would work for me. ...
  • Patrick
    Sep 14, 2013
    Taken in the right spirit, this book can change your life. Don't get stuck in the weeds. Take away the things you need and leave the rest. In particular there are many apps and pieces of software (Omnifocus is one of the best, but ther eare others) that can do the work that Allen used ...
  • Amy
    Sep 05, 2012
    Oy, this guy. If you are a disorganized mess, his book does not have enough step-by-step to help you. If you have a hint of what you're doing, he is quite vague with no actual hands-on tips. Here are his main ideas: -- Your mind is always keeping a running to-do list in the back...
  • Emma Sea
    Nov 05, 2015
    2.65 stars. I've used a mutated version of this for years, but thought I'd try the original text. I was disappointed. I felt it gave equal weight to parts of GTD that are a cakewalk (emptying your mind onto a page) with parts that sound easy but are complex (deciding on next actions)....
  • Jan-Maat
    Mar 03, 2012
    This is one of those optimistic books in which YOU THE READER can gain control by your own unaided (well almost unaided, you are meant to delegate) efforts, and which doesn't take account of that your workflow might very well be determined by things entirely outside of your control. ...
  • KatieMc
    Feb 15, 2016
    If posting your colonoscopy video on social media was a thing, I could really prove to you how much I got done by reading this book. (view spoiler)[what the heck, maybe I'll make it a thing, don't worry, it's SFW http://vid42.photobucket.com/albums/e... (hide spoiler)] Instead, I will...
  • Michael Finocchiaro
    Oct 19, 2016
    Probably the best self-help book I ever read - in any case the one I most adapted to the organization of my life. It does not have an annoying religious aura to it like 7 Habits or the selfish haberdashery spirit of How to Win Friends and Influence People, but is down to earth and high...
  • da AL
    Aug 18, 2017
    nicely done & read - wish he'd bring out an updated edition ... ...
  • Saeed Ramazany
    Apr 10, 2018
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