David Allen’s journey of writing Getting Things Done

Date: Monday, September 27, 2010 by GTD Times Staff

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 to 25 years of developing and researching the model which was the core of my consulting and training business. I didn’t really know what I figured out concerning methodology and how unique it was for about 10 or 15 years. And finally, when I was able to test it in some of the best, busiest and smartest environments and people in the world, I found out that it really did work universally, and I was ready to put it down into a book form. I actually wrote it as a manual – in case I got run over by a bus I wanted to make sure the knowledge I discovered, uncovered and formulated would be available to everyone.

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One Response to “David Allen’s journey of writing Getting Things Done”

  1. Elizabeth Saunders-Time Coach says:

    Thank you for sharing very openly about the process of writing GTD. Also, thanks for being willing to let go of the “control” found in one-on-one coaching or training seminars to release the gift of this system to the world!

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