Audible Treonauts: Getting Things Done

I recently started thinking again about David Allen's brilliant "Getting Things Done" after visiting a very cool blog called '43 Folders' (with the nice subtitle of 'A bunch of tricks, hacks & other cool stuff') where the author explains in simple terms and with good humor what GTD is all about plus has links to other websites and blogs that also deal with the subject (overall it's an excellent page).

Considering that for many of us the idea of a PDA was closely related to 'sorting our daily life' I only wish that David Allen or some other developer had come up with a tool to practice GTD on my Treo 600 but then I thought about the next best thing...  I remembered that a couple of weeks ago I had seen David's book at Audible so I headed over there to listen through a sample.  Impressed I added it to my basket and five minutes later it was installed on my Treo (I wish that everything else in life were this easy - teletransportation of goods would be a good future for the web don't you think...).

Having bought the hardcover a couple of years ago, I realised that listening to the book was actually very helpful to better absorb many of his ideas and I only wish that at the time of buying the hardcover someone had given me the option to bundle the two together (sooner or later they will learn...).  Now I'll have the opportunity to listen to the two and a half hours of "Getting Things Done" over the weekend and I might even re-read the book after that. 

Here are more details of "Getting Things Done" at Audible:

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 email 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. 

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Posted by Andrew on September 10, 2004 at 08:30 AM
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