Getting Things Done: The art of stress-free productivity

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Penguin Random House Australia, Mar 25, 2015 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
Discover David Allen's powerful methods for stress-free performance at work and in life - now completely updated.

David Allen's Getting Things Done was hailed as 'the definitive business self-help book of the decade' (Time) when it was first published almost fifteen years ago, and ' GTD' has since become shorthand for an entire culture of personal organization that offers to change the way people work and live. Now the veteran coach and management consultant has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with new perspectives on today's workplace and incorporating new data that validates his timeless admonition that 'your hear is for having ideas - not for holding them!'

Allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective results and unleash our creative potential. From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done will teach you 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 Plan and unstick projects Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed Feel fine about what you're not doing

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User Review  - R.E.Stearns - LibraryThing

This is definitely one of the most useful and practical books I have ever read. I've had little trouble adapting his paper-based system to a digital organization system that better suits me, and I'm already getting more done! Read full review

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User Review  - Teacup_ - LibraryThing

I own both editions, the physical edition for 2001 and the Kindle brand new edition for 2015. David Allen claims to have rewritten the book entirely for it to be fitting for today, especially with ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

David Allen is president of The David Allen Company and has more than twenty years experience as a consultant and executive coach for such organizations as Microsoft, the Ford Foundation, L.L. Bean, and the World Bank. His work has been featured in Fast Company, Fortune, Atlantic Monthly, O, and many other publications.

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