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Getting Things Done: The Art Of Stress-Free Productivity

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Written By: David Allen

Narrated By: David Allen

Date: January 2002

Duration: 2 hours 47 minutes

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 email 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.

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  • Anonymous

    The four words that always make an audio reader break out into a sweat is when he hears the words "read by the author". Sometimes you are wrong, and an author can be a good reader. Often though you realize why writing and narration are two distinct fields. The book was so boring that I couldn't get through the CD's. It's a shame, because it covers a subject with which many of us could stand improvement.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    One of the worst CD books I've ever listened to. So boring that I couldn't even get through the whole thing. It only had information which is common sense. Wasn't helpful.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Dafnie Nacius

    Love this book. I'm a young millennial so sometimes it's hard for me to accept the non-electronic tips but at the end of the day - the core advice from this books needs to be followed to be successful. Learn his way first and then decide what to do afterwards instead of nitpicking from the beginning. My home is more organized and my work and study plans are more clear.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Dave r Brown

    Not bad, but not a lot of new ideas. db

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Becky Phillips

    I found it to be helpful

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Excellent book. Helped me a lot to stay relaxed, and focused without getting overwhelmed.

  • O Lee

    listen at 1.25x speed. the beginning shoulds a little like self-gratulation.... it's unnecessary sales pitchy style for a chapter or something. it makes sense I think. but to really implement it, it really needs to be reread, repeat repeat. reread. it's hard to..... follow? or just really need to get your head around it.

  • Sayata Gabriel

    What an incredible resource. I can see how the methodology would be daunting for some, but it fits in very well with my existing processes, and the "tips" alone (such as a 2 minute rule, organizing next actions by context, establishing a "waiting for" list, etc) are gold nuggets of wisdom. I was surprised by how much deeper the book went than simple boring organizational theory. It's about mindfulness, being present in the moment, and finding clarity from the bottom up. Will definitely listen to it again!

  • Russ Metge

    Getting things done is not as important as simplifying life. I felt like this book was all about getting more done so you can do more which results in a complex less meaningful life. I was bored and didn't finish the book. Maybe the second half is better. Not sure if I will ever find out for myself.

  • Anonymous

    I enjoyed the ideas in this book/CD but think it would be good to read the printed version to actually be able to make notes in the book. As other suggest, maybe listening with a notebook handy is the way to treat this book because it is filled with actionable steps. I listen in the car during my commute so it's kind of tough. Regardless, I think I'll buy the book now and share it with my employees. I know I've just done two little things and my employees have noticed the change in my productivity!

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