The Long Awaited Follow-Up to "Getting Things Done"

From the author of the bestseller “Getting Things Done”, comes a new book that will change your life. “Getting Things Done” hit a nerve and spawned a movement with businesses, students, and techies all the way from Silicon Valley to Europe and Asia. Now, David Allen leads the world on a new path to achieve […]

A procrastination test

“I love deadlines…especially the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by” -Douglas Adams From time to time virtually all of us put off until tomorrow what we should have done yesterday. Most of the time we do this knowing full well that we ought to get busy getting whatever needs doing, done. What’s […]

Video Sunday: David Allen at Google

Here’s David Allen at Google presenting GTD and the two keys to sustaining a healthy life and work style. This is a fantastic video and is absolutely worth the 45 minutes or so to watch it through. If you haven’t seen this before you’re in for a great learning experience, if you have, it’s worth […]

GTD at Home

By Michael Sliwinski – Community Contributor “Don’t try this at home” (MTV – Music Television) As I mentioned in my last article, being at the GTD seminar and listening to David Allen inspired me to try out different approaches to GTD. I decided to actually try GTD at home. I had a pleasure of talking […]

Meet GTDtimes Newest Contributor, Eric Mack.

Many of you probably already know the name Eric Mack. He’s a long standing and highly respected member of the GTD community and he’s been authoring multiple blogs related to productivity and Getting Things Done for some time: : EricMackOnline and NotesOnProductivity .  For the past 15 years, Eric has served David Allen in a […]

5 Things GTD Won’t Fix

By Scott Allen – Community Contributor I read with interest Matthew Cornell’s piece on 10 GTD “holes” (and how to plug them). I was particularly interested in the section on simplified GTD, as that’s something I’ve practiced myself. I also empathized with many of the other points he made regarding implementation challenges. And I do […]

Are You Micro Managing Your Mind?

ARE YOU MICRO-MANAGING YOUR MIND? One of the greatest traps in growing a business is also a pitfall for self management: if you don’t trust your system, you can’t let go of operational details and you’ll limit your ability to create at a bigger level. Many successful entrepreneurs I have worked with over the years […]

Yep. There are GTD'ers in China, too.

China Daily has a short piece on the practice of GTD in China. While it seems to me they need David to pay a visit and help them understand his methods to an even greater degree, it is nevertheless fascinating to see how the broad appeal and true value of GTD cuts across all ethnic, […]

Randy Pausch on Time Management

Randy Pausch has a unique perspective on managing his time, you see, he’s got pancreatic cancer and is aware that only a vanishingly small percentage of people survive this disease. This lecture is over one hour in length including a long introduction but given the speaker and the message I would say it is well […]

Yes! David Allen's GTD Live Now Available.

Big news today from the David Allen Company. For the first time ever David Allen is making available the complete audio CDs of his world famous two-day intensive GTD Seminar. GTDLive! This is a unique opportunity for anyone that has ever wanted to attend a David Allen seminar but for whatever reason hasn’t been able […]

Getting Things Done with Office 2.0

By Ismael Ghalimi – community contributor This article describes my attempt at implementing David Allen’s excellent Getting Things Done (GTD) methods for personal organization, using a variety of Office 2.0 services. If you have not read David’s book, I respectfully suggest that you do so. If you have but need a quick refresher on the […]

Christian Science Monitor Talks GTD

David Allen recently spoke with the Christian Science Monitor as part of an article they’ve published about the continuing loss of productive time that executives face as digital demands and distractions pile on. The level of interruptions, distractions, and pressures is creating the human equivalent of something techies call “thrashing” which in computer speak is […]

It's Not Who You Know, It's Not Even Who Knows You

You’ve heard the old saying, “It’s who you know,” and probably the modern variant on it, “It’s not who you know, it’s who knows you.” I’m here to tell you it’s not that, either. A big address book or an even bigger fan base is worth next to nothing unless those people will do one […]

Extreme Productivity Seminar in Palo Alto Tomorrow

Friend of David and GTD Times, Ismael Ghalimi is putting on what I’m anticipating will be a very intensive and highly educational seminar tomorrow at the Four Seasons Hotel in Palo Alto – The Extreme Productivity Seminar.  There are apparently a couple of tickets still available so if you’re in the area and would like […]