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Getting Things Done Audiobook

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

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Publisher's Summary

In today's world of exponentially increased communication and responsibility, yesterday's methods for staying on top just don't work. Veteran management consultant and trainer David Allen recognizes that "time management" is useless the minute your schedule is interrupted; "setting priorities" isn't relevant when your e-mail is down; "procrastination solutions" won't help if your goals aren't clear.

Allen's premise is simple: our ability to be productive is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve stress-free productivity and unleash our creative potential. He teaches us how to:

  • Apply the "do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it" rule to get your in-box empty.
  • Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations.
  • Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed.
  • Feel fine about what you're not doing.

    From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done has the potential to transform the way you work - and the way you experience work. At any level of implementation, David Allen's entertaining and thought-provoking advice shows you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

    ©2002 David Allen, All Rights Reserved; (P)2002 Simon & Schuster Inc., SOUND IDEAS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

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    "[Allen is] the personal productivity guru." (Fast Company)

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      Gary Terryville, CT, USA 08-04-03
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      Excellent book - need to listen a couple of times to insure that you understand the detail

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      Daniel Avondale, PA, USA 11-16-05
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      This is my in the top ten worst downloads I have heard. I suffers from both a lack of real content and a voice is very monotone.

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      "Very complex system"

      Can anyone really follow the advice given, with countless folders put in right order?

      We live in electronic age. We deal with paper less and less. The author assumes otherwise.

      To me, not useful at all.

      6 of 17 people found this review helpful
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      James Upland, CA, United States 03-12-10
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      "Write it down - Follow-through and file it away"

      I agree with David's time and resources management practices! Question: Will we be able to be follow through as this audio books author David suggests, all the time?.... Good to keep trying and remembering David's steps to completing projects... Enjoy being more in control of your valuable time. Will appear more efficient and organized to other associates. (Actions applied from this book can be applied to work and home life - In my opinion).

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      Kerwin New York, NY, USA 05-11-04
      Kerwin New York, NY, USA 05-11-04
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      "It took him almost two hours to say nothing"

      I'll some up the entire book for you. Buy some manilla folders and a label maker. The end.

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      Michael Norristown, PA, United States 10-29-09
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      If you are organized, don't waste your money. On the other hand, I am not and this book helped me a great deal.

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      Betty Las Vegas, NV, USA 02-17-08
      Betty Las Vegas, NV, USA 02-17-08
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      "Great Book"

      This Book helps in allot of areas in my life. It seems every time I listen to it, I find a new helpfull hint. Its Great.

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      Luca Bellinzago Novarese, N/A, Italy 06-23-04
      Luca Bellinzago Novarese, N/A, Italy 06-23-04
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      Very useful: it will help you reduce your stress with the "next-actions" method!

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      Helped me a lot

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      Dave BOISE, ID, USA 03-18-08
      Dave BOISE, ID, USA 03-18-08
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      GREAT BOOK

      1 of 8 people found this review helpful

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