Archive for March, 2009

Spring cleaning: GTD @home
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Spring cleaning: GTD @home

Time for clearing the cobwebs and a spring clean In a household with kids our house is lived in. Sand and dirt collect in the hallway and stairs, then gets its way around the house. Everything settles and collects in corners or piles. “Papa where are my shoes?” “I need my Russian books, I had […]

How I Got a Grip on My Workweek
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How I Got a Grip on My Workweek

One of the David Allen Company senior coaches recently worked with Business Week Executive Editor Ellen Joan Pollock.  Read Ellen’s entertaining account of how she got a grip on her workweek. The goal: 10 extra hours in my week. The plan of attack: none. That’s pretty much where I was when Marian Bateman, a productivity […]

Truly Ready for Anything:  an image from a Summit Attendee
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Truly Ready for Anything: an image from a Summit Attendee

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this one basically says it all.  What could better illustrate the value of GTD than someone like Steve Pugh, pictured below, on duty in Iraq with a copy of “Getting Things Done” at his fingertips. Steve was just at the recent GTD Global Summit and took the […]

GTD Global Summit Day Two:  Session One – Making it All Work with David Allen
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GTD Global Summit Day Two: Session One – Making it All Work with David Allen

For many people this is the session they came to see.  After years of reading, re-reading, listening to, watching and discussing “Getting Things Done: the art of stress-free productivity” people, especially the majority of the people at the Summit who are serious about practicing GTD – are ready for something new from David. “Making it […]

GTD Global Summit: Entrepreneurship – Make it Up and Make it Happen
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GTD Global Summit: Entrepreneurship – Make it Up and Make it Happen

This post rambles a bit as it’s a live blogging effort to cover the real key questions and associated answers that this group of accomplished entrepreneurs provided during an hour plus panel discussion about the trials and tribulations of starting your own company. Topics included what personality characteristics should you have to thrive as an […]

A Twitter's-Eye View of the GTD Global Summit – 1st 1/3 Day 1
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A Twitter's-Eye View of the GTD Global Summit – 1st 1/3 Day 1

For those of you that would like a voyeuristic view into the GTD Global Summit, I present for your lengthy reading pleasure all of the tweets from the legions of twitterers that are attending the summit.  (And there are many, at least half the audience is on twitter). These are in reverse chronological order so […]

We're Live!  The GTD Global Summit T-0
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We're Live! The GTD Global Summit T-0

After more than a year of planning thousands of hours of meetings and more emails, phone calls, and late night conversations than anyone cares to think about let alone remember, the GTD Global Summit has come to life in a huge way. I’m wearing several hats here so my coverage will be as real time […]

GTD and the 4 Hour Work Week by Erik Hanberg
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GTD and the 4 Hour Work Week by Erik Hanberg

A Community Contribution by Erik Hanberg January’s Wired magazine carried an article by freelancer Chris Hardwick testing out different systems for helping him structure his work and life better. He sums up: Now, I know that David Allen is the head vampire of productivity, but if you only have the fortitude to read a single […]

An example of GTD on the Web
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An example of GTD on the Web

Editor’s Note:  This is a piece by a new GTD Times Contributor, David Pierce.  David is a unique contributor to GTDtimes due to the fact that he’s about half of the age of the typical reader of this site.  We love his fresh perspective and the fact that he represents the first generation to have […]

Meaning, Neatness and Organization
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Meaning, Neatness and Organization

I had one of those “why didn’t I make the connection before? It’s so obvious!” moments recently, while thinking through a chapter of my book-in-progress. The three things I connected were David Allen’s subtle definition of organization: “where things are suits what they mean to you,” James C. Scott’s masterpiece on how governments develop an […]