I think I have read or listened to many of the popular time and space organizing books and while often pulling something useful from them this is the first one that has seemed to stick with me. He provides the best integration of principals, techniques (with enough flexibility to suit one???s circumstance and preference), and work space. As some others have commented, get the unabridged edition (I don???t know what the abridged edition is like but I cannot imagine leaving anything out). It may be helpful to also get the book (or e-book on Kindle or Nook). I usually listen to Audible material while driving or at the gym, where I can???t take notes (this ???listen??? makes you want to take notes) and it was handy to review key concepts of a section when I was able to sit down and look at a hard copy. I just discovered that the book???s charts are downloadable (PDF) from ???My Library??? on Audible ??? don???t forget those!
I also enjoyed the author doing the narration. As has been mentioned it was like having the coach right there at your side. His principals and techniques aren???t just for work but apply as effectively to personal activities and community involvement. I???m spending much less of my off duty time trying to get caught up and reorganized and as a result I???m less stressed and get more accomplished while I???m at work or on a project.
Things started off well, but around the halfway point when he went into concrete examples of how to get organized he lost me. Although he makes some passing mention of modern tools such as PDA's (but not smartphones) and MS Outlook, he spends a LOT of time talking about paper-based filing and labeling as well as the use of old fashioned note-taking. Who the heck needs to buy a Brother label maker nowadays? Why should I use a legal pad for day-to-day planning? Apparently he still sees such things as indispensable for someone wanting to get organized. He seriously needs to update this book if he wants his message to stay relevant.
It is the first time I am not able to finish and audible book. It was just too boring. This book makes management of time a nightmare! It is way to complicated for nothing. If you are looking for a good book on time management, go with the author Brian Tracy.
I love to read bout I don't make the time for it, so I am a bad lover ;)
the book is good help and I am using it now,
it need a fast flow chart on how to Do it from the start to the end
This book is amazing. Imagine being able to clear your head of things you need to do, and want to do in the future so you can have a fresh perspective on your work life and you home life, this book and it's techniques will provide this for you if you follow his guidlines.
I continue to work toward GTD nirvana. Not there yet, but this audiobook is helping. Had already read the original twice and now listening via this audiobook. Allen is a excellent reader and I am enjoying listening.
Great for beginners and as a refresher for GTDers. Continue to get new insights and inspiration.
I love this book. Totally helped me pull all of my different trails of thoughts, ideas, projects, commitments, and "stuff" together into one system. Helps me really look at it all and make good decisions about what I want to be doing. I love that it's an audiobook and I can keep listening to it - each time I do I hear something new. I did find I wanted to to look at a free on-line PDF for some of the illustrations/graphics he references, maybe 3 or 4 in the whole book. So I do think some visuals help support it, but this is a book that works well in audio. Good sound quality. So glad I own it!!!
This book is absolutely amazing!!! The detail is perfect! David explains his systematic approach so completely that you can implement it while listening. THANKS DAVID!!!!
Enjoyed the book, it is a series of tips that are usefull in your daily worklife, most of them a little obvious, but sometimes you need to be reminded of them in order to get organized. Should I recomend it? Yes... would I read again? No.
This book is boring. Plain and simple. Couple of good ideas drowned in a sea of repetition and not-so practical ideas.