Insightful, effective, enjoyable
The principles and techniques taught were very effective in changing the way I take care of tasks/projects. Nothing was novel or gimmicky.
I always like hearing it from the horse's mouth.
No way. The book is 7 + hours long, and I needed time to digest and apply principles and techniques along the way.
This isn't a system where you have to listen to the whole book to get started. I was able to start applying parts of the system, and immediately benefiting from them, between listens.
since it's a dry topic, I was hoping it could be a little funnier
what ending? Nothing special.
I couldn't wait for it to end - although I will employ many of his suggestions.
I found this book drew out on overly specific systems for the first 3/5's of the book. Wasn't concise, and not overly useful. However, it was well read, and the author is clearly an intelligent man.
I don't know the print version, but the audiobook is great. It would be nice to have it printed to make notes in the pages and underline ideas, but if you hear it with a pencil in your hand it can work.
This is not a characters book. The author himself reads the book in first person.
This is my first aproach to this author, but I I would certainly buy another title written by him.
Making the best out of your time.
Very recomendable. It's not just a book, but a guide to use for the rest of your life in your professional and personal life. It really made a change in my life and I'm just starting to use the tips.
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.