Customer Review

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful, but conversion to Kindle needs improvement, 26 April 2011
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Zen To Done: The Ultimate Simple Productivity System (Kindle Edition)
This small ebook pulls together a number of articles from the author's website with the aim of producing a coherent guide to a more practical, simplified version of GTD. If you are planning on implementing Zen to Done then having this as a resource on your Kindle for easy reference is bound to be useful, however there are some caveats.

Firstly the reader needs a reasonable understanding of GTD; and some familiarity of Stephen Covey's Seven Habits also helps get the most from the book. Without this background a reader completely new to the subject is going to struggle. For example page three talks about planning your three MITs for the day, but it is not until page 6 that the acronym is expanded and explained.

Secondly the conversion to the Kindle looks good, with well laid out, readable text. However the content appears to contain many intended hyperlinks to further information on the author's website. These don't work on the Kindle or Kindle apps. This is most frustrating in the Resources section which as a result is just a list of headings like "Massive GTD Resources List". Google is your friend here - searching for "zenhabits Massive GTD Resources List" will find the relevant article - but how much effort would it have been to list the URL in the ebook?

Further, the example ZTD forms mentioned on the author's website as a feature of the ebook are listed in the Resources section but not included, or linked to, nor was I was unable to find them online.

Useful reference book let down by poor editing and conversion.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.3 out of 5 stars (11 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (7)
4 star:
 (1)
3 star:
 (2)
2 star:
 (1)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
1.98
Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Top Reviewer Ranking: 400,833