Ready for Anything

  • by David Allen
  • Narrated by David Allen
  • 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Discover David Allen's powerful productivity principles and vastly increase your ability to work better, not harder - every day.The "guru of personal productivity" - Fast Company - asks listeners what's holding them back and shows how all of us can be "ready for anything" - with a clear mind, a clear deck, and clear intentions. Ready for Anything offers you ways to immediately:

Clear your head for creativity
Focus your attention
Create structures that work
Take action to get things movingAllen's simple yet powerful principles help us master the mental game of productivity - what he calls "managing your mind, not your time." In motivational, bite-size lessons, we learn how to bring the calm focus of the martial artist to the onslaught of choices, decisions, and new circumstances we are faced with daily. Each principle - from "speed up by slowing down" to "the value of a future goal is the present change it fosters" - encourages us to think in fresh ways and to take action in order to achieve more relaxed control, ease, and fun in all our activities. With wit, inspiration, and know-how, Ready for Anything shows us how to make things happen with less effort, stress, and ineffectiveness, and lots more energy, creativity, and clarity. This is the perfect audiobook for anyone wanting to work and live at his or her very best.

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Follow up to the brilliant Getting Things Done

David Allen is a productivity guru and this book moves on further with his philosophy of Getting Things Done. Each little essay is well written and they are very listenable. Putting his principles in to practice will help you gain a "mind like water" and generally unburden you from a lot of your everyday stress. Once you basically take on board the essence of GTD, you will find you have a better handle on a lot of the day to day struggle with work and with home.



If you have ever seen 43 things or 43 folders on the web, these websites all sprang from GTD and GTD is a worldwide phenomenon with a lot of avid followers. I have all three of his books and I was pleased to find this one on audio book, it suits the audio format well - i just wish that the original GTD and his third book Making It All Work were also available.

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- Kitty C

Sadly, not Getting Things Done

I am a Getting Things Done evangelist, and use the system daily. Sadly, David doesn't seem to have any more insights into productivity tips as this book didn't give me anything new.
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- Gustav

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-09-2003
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio