I think this book was way too long for the message it presents. A lot of it is just commom sense. I got one good point from it which is this: "if it takes you 2 minutes to accomplish or less, do it now!".
David speaks so fast and anxiously that I couldn't hear more than ten minutes of this audio... He will spend quite a few minutes of your time boasting himself of his many clients, his astounding and brilliant work, his competence... Too much pride to stand...
Yet I rated it two stars because I am sure he has somethings good to tell you... If you can stand him, of course.
It is hard for me to believe that this book is still being sold in the 21st century. Admittedly, I gave up on it half-way through the book, but it just kept getting worse and worse. First he discredits all previous popular time and file management programs (Franklin-Covey, Microsoft Outlook, etc.) and then he proposes his own complicated paper-based program. In my opinion, Franklin-Covey and Microsoft Outlook are both much more functional. I would not recommend this book to anyone.
This is not a motivational or inspirational book. Rather, it's a step by step pragmatic guide to organizing the multiple demands many professionals face. The problem is, once everything is organized and has been put in its place, the book punts on exaplaining how to cut through the tasks on the various to-do lists with increased efficiency. Pre and pos- implementation of Allen's system, I am left with the same amount of work to do and still have no strategies to get trhough it all more efficiently. Allen just helped me find neat places to put my work (e.g., lists, baskets, etc). The only helpful piece of advice I got to process work faster is to observe the 2 minute rule. At the same time, the book gives you what it says it will give you so I would recommend it.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who has the feeling of having 'too little time' in their life.
I tried to listen to this thing for the first 20 to 30 minutes. This one is completely unmotivating. I take that back... I was so bored listening to this thing that I thought of things I could get instead of falling asleep to this man's monotone voice. If that's what motivates you by all means...
The tone was boring, the contents unhelpful and drawn out- nothing inspiring or new here. Really wish I have saved my money on this one.
Something with some life and zest.
This book does not deliver what it proclaims on the cover. I have read several books on time management and productivity, as well as procrastination, and this is easily the worst. This book feels like you are being read a very long to-do list describing how to best organize you work space and organizational tools. The tips for HOW to work most effectively were intangible and unhelpful.