Meet David

Mind Like Water

I’m often identified by my description of a relaxed balance of perspective and control, known as “mind like water.” This is not an empty mind (it’s impossible to have nothing on your mind, if you’re conscious); it’s a mind that is operating at a more productive and creative level. GTD® helps you achieve and maintain that optimal condition, by using your mental energies to think about things rather than think of them.

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David's Journey

David Earns Black Belt

David Earns Black Belt

The language David uses to teach about the productive experience shows the influence of his time spent earning a black belt in karate.

David’s Approach

David’s Approach

David’s approach to work/life balance isn’t about creating separation between work and the rest of life. It’s about appropriate engagement, giving his full attention to whatever he’s doing—whether it’s working while at home, or enjoying friends and family without having to think about work.

David’s Work Stretches Globally

David’s Work Stretches Globally

David spends over 30 years working with the best and brightest talent in the world, talking about the importance of getting “stuff” off our minds into a trusted external system. His message resonates with people from around the world seeking more creative and productive work. The David Allen Company expands its reach with franchisees leading the Mastering Workflow Series in over 50 countries.

David Releases 2nd Edition of His Bestselling Book

David Releases 2nd Edition of His Bestselling Book

Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots. In 2015, David released an updated edition of the original “manual” for GTD, with detailed overviews, examples and coaching advice to get your system up and running. This revised 2015 edition also contains new material on the rise of digital technology in our always-on world, and recent cognitive science research that validates the GTD methodology.