Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

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Penguin Publishing Group, Dec 31, 2002 - 288 pages
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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.

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An easy read, and full of good advice. - Goodreads
Good book but (for me) it was hard to read. - Goodreads
Wow, great stuff - a reference book. - Goodreads
Effective at its message and instructions. - Goodreads
Good tips but way too long. - Goodreads
His insight is transformative, life-changing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

I've read through GTD twice now. It requires steady application but you aren't bound to a set of criteria. I've used many facets of the process combined with others I've learned or created over time. Another tool in the toolbox. Not a blueprint to AI like productivity. Read full review

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User Review  - Peter - Goodreads

It's a bit much like a self-help book, but it has some good insights. I recommend it if you're the kind of person who needs good insights, and an elaborate method for organizing tasks, to overcome procrastination. (I am that kind of person.) Read full review

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About the author (2002)


David Allen is an international author, lecturer, and founder and Chairman of the David Allen Company, a management consulting, coaching, and training company. His two books, "Getting Things Done" and "Ready for Anything" were both bestsellers. He is a popular keynote speaker on the topics of personal and organizational effectiveness.

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