Yes. This is the type of book you learn new things from each time you go through it.
There's not a real story to this book but its structure keeps your interest and flows very. It was basically the cheapest professional development course I've ever taken.
I found this book extremely helpful, easy to listen to, and almost immediately useful. Some reviews say the organization system is too complicated. What I found to be the case was that the fundamental principles were very easily implemented after I was able to adopt this new way of thinking which is also easy.
Like any other tool, you can use as much or as little as you need to. Since implementing these tools, I don't loose track of ANYTHING - and people have actually commented to me about it - unelicited.
The book has some good ideas but it also has alot of unusable concepts. The author does a good job of staying relatively technology agnostic which is good and bad. Bad because it doesn't really help you implement any suggestions but good because he isn't describing software that is unusable if you are locked into one solution. Also he has many low tech solutions although I believe he spends way too much time romanticizing them. There was at least 10 minutes of explaining how satisfying nice filing cabinets were.
Seems the author was tainted by being forced to do outlines and structure when he did not want to earlier in life. He offers great tips but the perspective was built too much on the failure of former systems rather than the consideration that different systems work for different personalities.
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One of the best book on the market. If you have a problem with productivity or have too much things on your head – just buy this book… Just Do IT. I’m using modifiedd GTD system for months.
This is good to listen to if you're having trouble going to sleep. BUT the info is useful. This is the closest thing to an infallible organization system I've come across.
I listened to this book when taking on several new work tasks. It provides intelligent strategies in a well-organized format, with pleasant presentation. Best parts included tips for using time wisely even when computer is not available.
I thought it dragged on too long with too many tiny details. I just ordered the abridged edition hoping it is an easier listen.
Also, this was supposed to come with an attached PDF outline. How do I find this PDF?
I like to listen, read and get lost in a story.
I listened to this book in hopes of getting more organized since I had just started a new job and was greeted with a flood of information. This book preaches a certain methodology which requires all steps to done in order to succeed. I found it interesting to listen to all the steps/techniques but I knew most of them and I'm not ready to wholly subscribe to this process. The content was pretty good and the narration was pretty standard.
Each chapter is worth more than the price of the book! David Allen really knows what he's talking about. First system that worked for me.
Be sure to contact his web site to have them email you "Getting Things Done Enhancement.pdf" You'll want to print it out and keep it handy as you listen. Too bad it got lost in the audible.com shuffle. I also bought his $10 (Microsoft) "GTD Outlook.pdf" which is helping me get started.