GTD Times

Why Relying On Digital Reminders Doesn’t Work
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Why Relying On Digital Reminders Doesn’t Work

The All Tech Considered blog from NPR covers the use of digital alarms and reminders in this article, quoting our own David Allen, who said, “I think those only work if there’s a dire consequence of not doing what the behavior is.  If it’s yoga at 4 a.m. – good luck.”  At GTD, we love digital organizational […]

The Entrepreneurs Library Podcast Interviews David Allen
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The Entrepreneurs Library Podcast Interviews David Allen

For their podcast, The Entrepreneurs Library interviewed David Allen to provide “A Look Inside Getting Things Done.”  Whether you’re new to GTD or a long-time practitioner, this podcast offers some great insights!   Click here to listen to the interview!

How to Start Your Day with Mise-en-Place
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How to Start Your Day with Mise-en-Place

The Harvard Business Review explains the chef’s ritual of mise-en-place and how to apply this to starting your workday.  Most of us have it wrong starting with email or voicemail.  Read the full article for this great and easy productivity guideline – and David Allen gets a shout out as well!

Don’t Plan Your Life – Live It!
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Don’t Plan Your Life – Live It!

Brainpickings.org posted this wonderful video, below, of Daniel Pink’s Commencement Address, which he gave to the Northwestern University Weinberg College graduating class of 2014.  As a GTD Influencer, Daniel’s message in this speech, to do less planning and more living, goes hand-in-hand with what we’re all about at GTD.  We practice GTD so that we can […]

Lifehacker’s GTD Primer
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Lifehacker’s GTD Primer

Lifehacker put together this helpful introduction to Getting Things Done, which reiterates just how simple GTD can be!  It gives an overview of what GTD is, followed by an introduction to the Five Steps, and then some tips on how to get started and find the system that works for you!  Throughout, you can link […]

Productivity Article: “The Cost of Continuously Checking Email”
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Productivity Article: “The Cost of Continuously Checking Email”

Sure, getting our email inbox to zero is a great feeling, but this article, “The Cost of Continuously Checking Email” by the Harvard Business Review reminds us that trying to constantly do this is detrimental (in more ways than you might imagine!) Meanwhile, if you have yet to experience that feeling of getting your email under […]

David Allen and GTD in the Book “Reinventing Organizations”
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David Allen and GTD in the Book “Reinventing Organizations”

The new book by Frederic Laloux, Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness gives David Allen and GTD credit for inspiring, and pioneering, new approaches to managing organizations. We highly recommend the book, and below are the snippets we’re talking about as a teaser for a terrific read! We’re […]

The Legacy Project Talks with David Allen
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The Legacy Project Talks with David Allen

The Legacy Project expresses their purpose as “an initiative that hopes to inspire you through providing you with unlimited access to extraordinary individuals, each of  whom have achieved Greatness in their own, unique and varying form.”  David Allen is one such extraordinary individual. They ask a very unique series of questions  –  Click here to […]