Archive for April, 2008

A Simple Index Card GTD System
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A Simple Index Card GTD System

Editors Note: This great piece has been contributed by GTD Community Member Joe Ely who was kind enough to offer to share his personal GTD system with us in the following post. A bit about Joe: Joe Ely is the Director of Operations at Cook Biotech, Inc, a medical device manufacturing company in West Lafayette, […]

Meet GTDtimes Newest Contributor, Eric Mack.
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Meet GTDtimes Newest Contributor, Eric Mack.

Many of you probably already know the name Eric Mack. He’s a long standing and highly respected member of the GTD community and he’s been authoring multiple blogs related to productivity and Getting Things Done for some time: : EricMackOnline and NotesOnProductivity .  For the past 15 years, Eric has served David Allen in a […]

5 Things GTD Won't Fix
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5 Things GTD Won't Fix

I read with interest Matthew Cornell’s piece on 10 GTD “holes” (and how to plug them). I was particularly interested in the section on simplified GTD, as that’s something I’ve practiced myself. I also empathized with many of the other points he made regarding implementation challenges. And I do agree that many people need to […]

Are You Micro Managing Your Mind?
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Are You Micro Managing Your Mind?

ARE YOU MICRO-MANAGING YOUR MIND? One of the greatest traps in growing a business is also a pitfall for self management: if you don’t trust your system, you can’t let go of operational details and you’ll limit your ability to create at a bigger level. Many successful entrepreneurs I have worked with over the years […]

Brain Science and a Ringside Seat to a Stroke – A TED Talk Worth Watching
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Brain Science and a Ringside Seat to a Stroke – A TED Talk Worth Watching

Not that this is specific to GTD, this TED Talk, delivered by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a brain scientist, details her very personal experience with brain trauma as she had a ringside seat to her very own stroke. This is a powerful presentation with an important message – well worth the 20 minutes to view. […]

Project Space is the REASON for GTD (not an exception to it)
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Project Space is the REASON for GTD (not an exception to it)

Lifehack.org has an interesting article on what they call “Project Space” which they say is the frame of mind required to tackle the meat of the work of any substantial creative project – writing a white paper, for example. The author contends that “Project Space” is where GTD leaves off and creative thinking begins. I […]

Yep. There are GTD'ers in China, too.
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Yep. There are GTD'ers in China, too.

China Daily has a short piece on the practice of GTD in China. While it seems to me they need David to pay a visit and help them understand his methods to an even greater degree, it is nevertheless fascinating to see how the broad appeal and true value of GTD cuts across all ethnic, […]

Randy Pausch on Time Management
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Randy Pausch on Time Management

Randy Pausch has a unique perspective on managing his time, you see, he’s got pancreatic cancer and is aware that only a vanishingly small percentage of people survive this disease. This lecture is over one hour in length including a long introduction but given the speaker and the message I would say it is well […]

Yes!  David Allen's GTD Live Now Available.
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Yes! David Allen's GTD Live Now Available.

Big news today from the David Allen Company. For the first time ever David Allen is making available the complete audio CDs of his world famous two-day intensive GTD Seminar. GTDLive! This is a unique opportunity for anyone that has ever wanted to attend a David Allen seminar but for whatever reason hasn’t been able […]

Getting Things Done with Office 2.0
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Getting Things Done with Office 2.0

By Ismael Ghalimi – community contributor This article describes my attempt at implementing David Allen’s excellent Getting Things Done (GTD) methods for personal organization, using a variety of Office 2.0 services. If you have not read David’s book, I respectfully suggest that you do so. If you have but need a quick refresher on the […]