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  • Countries where GTD is popular

    Anyone know which countries use/know of GTD system/tools the most?
    Last edited by micfitzgerald; 03-15-2010, 10:59 AM.

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    My guesses in order of most popular to less popular (as in "percentage of population that has heard of/tried to apply/are well aware of GTD:

    US
    Canada
    UK
    Norway
    Sweden
    Australia
    New Zealand


    As you can see these countries have a similar outlook on culture and life in general

    I am inclined to place potentially high-ranking Germany, Japan, Italy down the list actually due to certain (perceived?) stereotypes.

    If you consider the general computer-aware, technology-aware layer of the population of ANY country, I would think we would notice a potential interest in countries like India, Russia, Brazil, South Korea, Eastern Europe in general
    Last edited by alsa; 03-21-2010, 07:43 AM.

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    • #3
      Again, these are just hunches based on generalities but I am pretty sure I am correct.

      Due to my many years of sifting through GTD-relation information online, I seem to notice these general trends through various web communities...

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      • #4
        Strange that Norway is on 4th place, being a Norwegian I have strugled for years to practise GTD, in a company where no one else do (or have heard of GTD.) I have copies of Getting things done and 7 habiths in my office, and get a laugh when people (collegues) see them.

        I have never ever heard of a GTD seminar in Norway, but I have seen lecturer in productivy that had knowledge of the method. However I have taken a course where Stephen Covey 7 habiths where lectured and I known that franklin covey methods are teached at university level


        Originally posted by alsa View Post
        My guesses in order of most popular to less popular (as in "percentage of population that has heard of/tried to apply/are well aware of GTD:

        US
        Canada
        UK
        Norway
        Sweden
        Australia
        New Zealand




        As you can see these countries have a similar outlook on culture and life in general

        I am inclined to place potentially high-ranking Germany, Japan, Italy down the list actually due to certain (perceived?) stereotypes.

        If you consider the general computer-aware, technology-aware layer of the population of ANY country, I would think we would notice a potential interest in countries like India, Russia, Brazil, South Korea, Eastern Europe in general

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        • #5
          Shouldn't you contact Frode Odegard?

          Originally posted by haga2000 View Post
          Strange that Norway is on 4th place, being a Norwegian I have strugled for years to practise GTD, in a company where no one else do (or have heard of GTD.) I have copies of Getting things done and 7 habiths in my office, and get a laugh when people (collegues) see them.

          I have never ever heard of a GTD seminar in Norway, but I have seen lecturer in productivy that had knowledge of the method. However I have taken a course where Stephen Covey 7 habiths where lectured and I known that franklin covey methods are teached at university level
          Shouldn't you contact Frode Odegard? See his Oslo GTD Tweetup Video. He was one of the panelists during the GTD Summit last year.

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          • #6
            You know you just proved my point by being from Norway yourself.

            I think this forum in general is a good way to gauge the topic in question. Is there any way to have a "cloud of visitors" to this site like some blogs have? We would find out where most visitors come from.

            It's interesting that we get a lot of people from Scandinavia with populations like 4 mil in Norway, 5 or so in Denmark, 9 mil in Sweden and not that many from countries with many millions more people.

            I do think general computer and internet penetration plays a role (which isn't surprising).
            Most GTDers and those with minimal interest in the approach have at least at some point experimented with a computer or electronics-based setup.
            Last edited by alsa; 03-21-2010, 03:55 PM.

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            • #7
              Its probably true that in scandinavia, there are on average a higher propotion of a highly education work force, high IT use etc. and this is the reason that Dave Allen co. have a lot of customers from here.

              but still, after having practised gtd for almost 8 years, I have never ever seen advertised a gtd seminar in Norway (I havent looked carefully eighter since i feel have basic command of the method) or heard of a company where gtd is common routine amonge the whole staff.




              Originally posted by alsa View Post
              You know you just proved my point by being from Norway yourself.

              I think this forum in general is a good way to gauge the topic in question. Is there any way to have a "cloud of visitors" to this site like some blogs have? We would find out where most visitors come from.

              It's interesting that we get a lot of people from Scandinavia with populations like 4 mil in Norway, 5 or so in Denmark, 9 mil in Sweden and not that many from countries with many millions more people.

              I do think general computer and internet penetration plays a role (which isn't surprising).
              Most GTDers and those with minimal interest in the approach have at least at some point experimented with a computer or electronics-based setup.

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              • #8
                Norway GTD Seminar

                To clarify, Frode Odegard is not a GTD facilitator. He hosted our team to do a GTD Seminar in Oslo, as well as an "GTD Tweetup" in Oslo.

                GTD Connect offers a networking option to see who the other members are near you. We do not enable that feature in the free, public forums.

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                • #9
                  GTD in Norway

                  Originally posted by haga2000 View Post
                  Its probably true that in scandinavia, there are on average a higher propotion of a highly education work force, high IT use etc. and this is the reason that Dave Allen co. have a lot of customers from here.

                  but still, after having practised gtd for almost 8 years, I have never ever seen advertised a gtd seminar in Norway (I havent looked carefully eighter since i feel have basic command of the method) or heard of a company where gtd is common routine amonge the whole staff.
                  I have practiced GTD for 5+ years now. The last year I have made contact with other GTD'ers i Norway. Until recently there was 3 GTD connect members from Norway, me and two others. Now we are 9 connect members.

                  Wayne Pepper and Ed Lamont did a great public seminar last October in Oslo with 10-12 participants.

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                  • #10
                    It's interesting that you are the second person from Norway replying to this thread.

                    What about the rest of you? Come out from the shadows and let your country be represented!

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                    • #11
                      Maybe they are just Getting Things Done...

                      Originally posted by alsa View Post
                      It's interesting that you are the second person from Norway replying to this thread.

                      What about the rest of you? Come out from the shadows and let your country be represented!
                      Maybe they are just Getting Things Done... in shadows.

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                      • #12
                        I'm a Canadian living in the Netherlands. Can't say that I ever met another GTDer in the flesh!

                        Cheers,
                        Serge

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                        • #13
                          Well...

                          Well, I live in Dallas, TX and I've only met ONE! We need a secret handshake or something.

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                          • #14
                            "Pulp fiction" dance variant.

                            Originally posted by Barb View Post
                            Well, I live in Dallas, TX and I've only met ONE! We need a secret handshake or something.
                            Here is my proposal for GTDer's secret sign.

                            Do you remember John Travolta dancing in the "Pulp Fiction" movie?
                            The first and second fingers of both his hands are straight and parted, whilst the remaining fingers are clenched. He moves his hands from left to right and from right to left in front of his face.

                            GTDers should do the same but they should have four fingers straight in the right hand and three fingers straight in the left hand (you know, 43 folders ).

                            Additionally GTDers must not dance longer than 2 minutes.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Barb View Post
                              Well, I live in Dallas, TX and I've only met ONE! We need a secret handshake or something.
                              You say something and the other person pulls out a mobile device or notepad to take the note

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