Getting Things Done

Paperback

English language

Published April 28, 2015 by imusti, PIATKUS BOOKS.

ISBN:
978-0-349-40894-1
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4 stars (112 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.

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Review of 'Getting Things Done' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

David Allen puts things in a super practical light. I have struggled with anxiety and worrying about the future and thus often find it hard to push forward to get things done 100% of the time. With his systems that he invites his readers to set in place, I have started to overcome this anxiety and be more systematic and productive in my life. These things are, as he says, "worth their weight in gold!" Thanks, Mr. Allen!

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 'Goodreads'

4 stars

I read this a few years ago and thought the system and techniques had the potential to be incredible, but felt a literal application of them may feel too much like an accountant with OCD. Applying the methodology outlined in this book along with some of the fine-tuning applied by people like Merlin Mann (and others) may lead to a more workable solutions.

Either way, I strongly recommend this book as an introduction to the concepts of brain-dumping your responsibilities into a system (any system that works for you) that then refreshes and reminds you as appropriate. No matter how much of a steel trap you think your memory is... it isn't.

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