Archive for January, 2010

GTD for Academics
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GTD for Academics

A Community Contribution by Aeon J. Skoble, PhD. He’s a Professor of Philosophy at Bridgewater State College. I know that David Allen is interested in seeing how people in different sorts of professions use GTD, so I offered to share my experiences applying the methodology in a world that’s generally regarded as a different one: […]

How to get to Inbox Zero
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How to get to Inbox Zero

A new GTD’er wrote to David Allen and asked: My dear husband thinks you keep your Inbox to zero by not posting your email address on the internet and/or by having assistants respond to your email.  I disagree. What say you? David responded: You keep your Inbox to zero by dealing with whatever shows up […]

GTD & the Cloud
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GTD & the Cloud

Whenever I’m on a plane and we fly through a cloud, I can’t help but think “Oh man, I hope this isn’t the one that has all my data in it…” Tony_D on Twitter. Eric Mack recently interviewed David Allen on his use of Lotus Notes, eProductivity and cloud computing.  Hear what David thinks of […]

How GTD can help with applying to college
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How GTD can help with applying to college

I recently presented a seminar where a participant brought up the project of getting her daughter into college.  Since that had been a project for me as well, I wrote to her about how I applied the “Natural Planning Model” to this project. For those of you unfamiliar with the Natural Planning Model, it is […]

Why do we procrastinate on the good stuff too?
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Why do we procrastinate on the good stuff too?

A Community Contribution from Sarah From A recent article in the New York Times highlights new research on a fascinating phenomenon: the procrastination of pleasure. Not only do we avoid the tasks we dread, we also put off activities we enjoy. Redeeming gift cards, using frequent flier miles, and visiting hometown landmarks all belong to […]

GTD & OneNote
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GTD & OneNote

This is a community contribution by Ryan Oakley. For me, GTD has always worked extremely well for those small(er) tasks and projects.  You know – those little things that used to fall through the cracks but, with the help of GTD, are now easily tracked and moved on until completed. These smaller projects don’t need […]

Using a Virtual Assistant
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Using a Virtual Assistant

Jeff Widman, a man of many talents (including helping us create our GTD Facebook Fan page) has a fantastic article about using a virtual assistant. It’s a great read, with many useful tips & templates for a building and maintaining a successful virtual team.  Here’s an excerpt: What I’ve learned from having a virtual assistant: […]

GTD isn't just the "flavor of the month"
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GTD isn't just the "flavor of the month"

Dear David Allen, Today marks the four-year anniversary of the day that I watched a taping of your Mastering Workflow seminar.  It’s the day that I started a journey from chaos and overwhelm to order and sanity.  Some thought that my GTD journey was just a phase, that it would be my “flavor of the […]

My dog ate my GTD book
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My dog ate my GTD book

Hello David, I was in the middle of reading and applying your book when I came home  one day and found it like this. Yep my dog ate it on a day when he was bored because I was so busy I didn’t get him out for a walk. Did I mention that I was […]