Excellent book. I was looking/needing to get organized, beyond the new file drawer system. I needed a system that I could understand, that was simple, and would work with me. The author does a great job explaining the concepts (and I did listen to it a zillion times).
Very emplowering and helpful book!
Don't forget to allow yourself time to implement (time to clean out your "stuff").
This book doesn't have any of the fluffy 'time management' rhetoric. However, if you are after useful methods that actually work, buy this book. Don't waste any more time.
Simple Idea - (but you have to get or the info - to understand the simple idea)
Sometimes hard to listen too because there is so much information but once you get it - it will change your life!!
family tree buff
He could have presented relevant information.
No, Your Brain at Work was excellent and took an entirely different approach. I just couldn't finish Your Brain at Work because of an Audible error.
He was very annoying
His ideas are no longer relevant for our paperless work environments.
David Allen has done a great service to busy people everywhere by writing this book. He does a comprehensive job of describing the how and why people become overwhelmed and disorganized in this day of information overload.
While his entire system of organization might not work for you, he describes many, many ways of processing and staying on top of all the things we busy people have coming at us each day.
Great read for those drowning in the sea of tasks and communication
Creating a system of organization, and committing to it. Because if your mind doesn't trust it. You will go back to storing things in your mind which is not what you want.
way better. david allen has been lecturing on this subject for years before and after writing the book. he really knows how to say it so you get it. and he's reading it to you!
just about everything in there. if you listen carefully, and avoid your own old bad habits like the plague, it's amazing when it works, it really works!
set the speed to 1.5 or 2x, you'll get things done even faster :)
Good idea, but I think that audio is not a good format for this. You need to be able to see the structure of it (and pictures). I ended up getting the eBook.
Listen, probably not.
A movie about organization? Um, no. :-)
I have spent most of my adult life trying to find the best ways to manage the very unorganized random synapse firings. I think some doctors call it Attention Deficit. I don't know about the Disorder as at least half of the professionals around me suffer the safe problem. What GTD brings a clear way to think about personal organization. These philosophies can guide you through any situation and toll set available to you.
David Allen has a follow up book called "Making It All Work" which is a great companion.
I generally am unimpressed with author read books. Authors have far better voices in the written form than they do in their native narrated form. What I appreciate about this book is that I have heard David Allen discuss these principles in interview form over the years and having his voice behind the reading just makes sense to my brain.
This was my first audio book and I really liked it. It is packed with information and details and need to be listnened more than once. It is not very thrilling (well filling documents and mails cannot be very thrilling anyway) but is a tool for someone who is busy and lost in mails and documents that are all about the place. It gives you a comlex methodology for dealing with all that is not very easy to follow and must be digested to master. It takes time and dedication to follow. I really liked David's voice and it kept me company during commuting to work. I had to be press myself sometimes to keep consentrated and not to miss anything and I kept many times hitting the back button on my phone to rewind and listen again. It is good for somene who wants to takle all that mess and be better.