Archive for September, 2010

Will you get a BlackBerry PlayBook for GTD?
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Will you get a BlackBerry PlayBook for GTD?

RIM announced the BlackBerry PlayBook this week. Anyone planning on using it as your GTD system? If so, what appeals to you about it? If not, how come?

Organizing your projects list
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Organizing your projects list

Dear David Allen: What do you recommend to organize the Projects list in order to quickly find a particular project? David: If you’re using a software application for managing lists, and if it can sort the list alphabetically, then get in the habit of writing the key word about the project first, so you can […]

David Allen’s journey of writing Getting Things Done
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David Allen’s journey of writing Getting Things Done

Studio Edrisa, an East African multimedia team who produces a weekly radio show called Planet Edirisa, interviewed David Allen about his work and bestselling book Getting Things Done. Here’s an excerpt of the interview: Did your philosophy come together before you actually wrote the book “Getting Things Done”? The book was really written after 20 […]

A member shares about GTD Connect
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A member shares about GTD Connect

We received this letter from Bruce, about his recent experience with GTD Connect: I joined GTD Connect a week or two ago, and I’m discovering that it is an excellent resource. The amount of content is awesome, and you have developed an active community. (Initially I thought: $48/month is a lot of money. Now I […]

How to effectively use your mind
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How to effectively use your mind

“Use your mind to think about your work, instead of thinking of it. Your mind does not remember or remind very well, compared to what a good system can manage. What it does do well is review options and available information and then put together “how-tos.” It’s not free to do that if it’s trying […]

How to send mail to your future self  — at a discount!
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How to send mail to your future self — at a discount!

The Tickler File system is your personalized post office in a file drawer. It’s on sale now in the David Allen Company Store for 25% off the regular price.

David Allen shares why he created GTD Connect
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David Allen shares why he created GTD Connect

[HTML1] Coming in October to GTD Connect: the continuation of our popular “boot camp” style webinars. Two of our senior coaches lead fast-paced webinars geared toward more advanced GTDers. Oct 1 – Creating a Fantastic Workspace Oct 15 – Maintaining Control & Perspective in the Daily Grind Oct 29 – What Really Has Your Attention? […]

David Allen on why sorting your lists by contexts even matters
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David Allen on why sorting your lists by contexts even matters

There is never a moment at which you could do everything you’ve decided to to, simply because most of those actions require a specific tool or location. Context is also the first criterion that limits your options and keeps you from being reminded of things you simply can’t do. If you’re like me, and find […]

Being more productive without the Type-A personality syndrome
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Being more productive without the Type-A personality syndrome

Seems there’s an eternal question about how being more productive can happen without adding to the Type-A personality syndrome of ever-harder, ever-more, ever-faster. Read my essay in Productive Living with yet another spin on that age-old issue. It’s not about fast or slow.  It’s about how you’re involved, which is a much bigger context.  – David […]

David's coaching advice on tracking actions with due dates
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David's coaching advice on tracking actions with due dates

Question: Where do I put deferred tasks that are due, for example, in three days?   If I’m processing my Inbox on Monday,  and I know the next step to completion is a two hour task, “at Computer” that is due on Thursday, do I make a decision to do it at a specific time, and […]