- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1054 KB
- Print Length: 288 pages
- Publisher: Piatkus (22 Sept. 2011)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005KKQ4XC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 60 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #136,818 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Getting Things Done: How to achieve stress-free productivity Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I'm retired and shouldn't need these books but wished I'd found them earlier they have transformed my life. If you are unsure download a sample on Kindle and you won't look back.
First off I wish I hadn't bought it and then I wish I hadn't been stupid enough to keep on reading when, after the first few longwinded and confusing pages, I had already decided it was a waste of time. I had heard glowing reports about Dave Allen's "method" so felt there had to be some wisdom to be gleaned from the book. I was so wrong. Don't buy it, google for the summary and flowcharts instead. Or work it out for yourself.
It does take some serious effort to implement the system properly but it is worth it. If you don not want to invest the time you can simply apply some of the tricks with minimal effort and get significant benefits. One such rule is 2 minute rule ie If a task comes to you and it takes less than 2 minutes do it immediately, otherwise add it to a list. It is common sense, as is most of what is in the book but very few of us apply these principles.
If you want to get more out of life this book is a must.
There seem to be typos, the formatting is VERY poor e.g. bullet lists where the bullets don't line up with the lists!
The main workflow diagram is so small you cannot read it, the whole book is based around that so it is pretty critical.
5 stars for the book, but only 3 for the kindle version. Still useful as a reference to carry on kindle, but I would get the print copy. I feel ripped off actually.
This book has helped me become ultra organised. The main idea in the book is to get everything bothering you on to paper. However there are some fantastic fundamentals like 'contexts' and the 'weekly review' amongst other things.
He repeats himself so many times, it actually gets EXTREMELY boring, like when someone gives you advice ten times in a row!!! This stopped me getting to the end of the book and instead I have got a third of the way through and learned from GTD websites online.
I guess he was under pressure to write a whole book in order to make some money (fair enough). However in a better world this book would have been edited down to a third of the size.
I still give it five starts though as it has revolutionised my life! If you are a geek then use Evernote to implement GTD! It is amazing (not perfect but amazing).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book many years ago and still have not read it. Therefore I would say that it does not work. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Joss
A genuinely helpful organise your life book. Not just usual rehashed positive mental attitude junk. I have been using GTD method on my phone with Chaos Control App and it has been... Read morePublished 16 months ago by James Campbell
I found this book really useful in learning how best to organize work, how to deal with the flow of information and how to deal with it in the quickest and best way. Read morePublished 20 months ago by JWH
I've not got around to reading this yet. I've been far too busy trying to get things done.Published 20 months ago by Strong Coffee Please
The book downloaded into my devices immediately after I made a payment. thank you.Published 23 months ago by MS A KONARIKOVA
A key management book for every professional that requires to organise themselves. I use the principles in this book time and time againPublished on 26 Feb. 2015 by Bruce Kirkwood
This book has spawned a whole movement around the GRD concept. And I can see why. The only problem is that (to me at least) the book is too repetitive and overlong, so the latter... Read morePublished on 28 Dec. 2014 by A Fan
im glad i bought this and read. many of the critricisms about the book is true but, for me, it was a God-send.Published on 15 Dec. 2014 by LR
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