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 time post event to write to the David Allen Company to let them know how much he enjoyed the experience and to share this image of himself at work.

The brief note that accompanied the photo is also below.


Janet,
I really enjoyed talking with you at the summit.  I can’t believe how quickly the two days went by!  I hope you guys decide it was enough of a success to do it again.

Attached is the picture we talked about at the summit.  This is me, in an old Iraqi building, at my desk.  I have my Beretta M9 on my leg and a copy of GTD on my desk.  I was stationed at Balad Air Base which is about 30 minutes north of Baghdad.  GTD really helped me keep my head cool in a totally new environment that had more intensity and stress than I ever imagined.  Enjoy.

-Steve