Getting Things Done

The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Hardcover, 267 pages

English language

Published May 8, 2001 by Diane Pub Co.

ISBN:
9780756757731
OCLC Number:
227973027

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4 stars (48 reviews)

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 minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential.

14 editions

Review of 'Getting Things Done' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

The Getting Things Done methodology has become a buzzword at my work place, considered as the ultimate solution to personal task and project management. Well then, time to take a look into this classic piece of self-improvement.
There is criticism that this book is too long and that Allen could have described the technique much more condensed. On the hand this is true and it takes some effort to keep reading, on the other hand the repetition of the key principles, in an almost preaching manner, makes it so persuasive in adopting this methodology. Probably, this is the reason why it is so popular. There are no spectacular new insights. For instance, having some sort of physical in-tray, a calendar, an organized email in-box and a check list for tasks are things are so essential and common tools, that no one probably remembers having learned to utilize these things. But …

Review of 'Getting Things Done' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars


This book is boring to read, though it seems helped lots of people. The concept of the book is well-known for many years and makes quiet sense. But the hard part is how to implement this system into the daily life.

- When to read this book?
When you have multiple projects going at the same time and tons of things have to be done, and when the complexity and priority of those things cannot be organized into a simple to-do list.

- What benefits you will get?
After getting all of the tasks out of your mind and writing them down, you would immediately be relieved from the feeling that too many thing have not done yet.

- And then?
Collecting to-dos is easy and creating a lot of good feeling, but getting things done is another thing. The system would collapse very quickly if it has not been …

Review of 'Getting Things Done' on 'Storygraph'

5 stars

It was my second read of this edition.
I noticed that I have missed many things the first time through, and it really seemed like a whole new book. I learned a lot with this second read and I realized how many details I havent't implemented on my own system because I was still so focused on the Ground and Projects level.

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Subjects

  • Stress Management
  • Self-Help

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