Getting Things Done

  • by David Allen
  • Narrated by David Allen
  • 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In today's world of exponentially increased communication and responsibility, yesterday's methods for staying on top just don't work. Veteran management consultant and trainer 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. 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 and unleash our creative potential. He teaches us how to:

Apply the "do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it" rule to get your in-box empty.
Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations.
Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed.
Feel fine about what you're not doing.From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done has the potential to transform the way you work - and the way you experience work. At any level of implementation, David Allen's entertaining and thought-provoking advice shows you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.


What the Critics Say

"[Allen is] the personal productivity guru." (Fast Company)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

excellent read

brilliant action aimed book. great ideas for being better organized, productive and empowered . well done David .
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- Amazon Customer

Very useful advice

Overall I enjoyed this book. Initially I thought it was too much organisation and it felt overwhelming. I almost returned it but a friend had recommended it so I came back to it and listened with a more open mind. I realised it's based on being very thorough and consistent and the outcome is that you become very trustworthy both for yourself and others and get good at making decisions. Winner!
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- Ms. Elizabeth A. Hearn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-01-2002
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio