There is some solid stuff in here. Really good ideas to cut through the nightmare that is email in todays workplace.
highly recommend. First time i have written a review for anything.
I really enjoyed listening and implementing his methods of organizing your tasks. I've always had a desk full of papers and unfinished work. Though I claimed to 'know where everything was at' things were not getting done. Now, my desk is clean and I've got everything into my contact management program scheduled to do. Great book.
Typical of a self-help book. For someone who's lived a life like mine, just another rehash of the obvious delivered with passion to make older concepts seem new.
A great read and one, if not the greatest books dealing with power productivity practices. If you're ever wanting to accomplish more in life and not to get buried in paperwork or mired in endless projects, this is the book for you!
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.