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Getting Things Done: How to achieve stress-free productivity by [Allen, David]
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Getting Things Done: How to achieve stress-free productivity Kindle Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 60 customer reviews
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1054 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus (22 Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005KKQ4XC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 60 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #143,036 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A very engaging and easy to read book that presents the theory with strong practical methods to start achieving results in the work place immediately.
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In the process of doing it and i can definitely see how it works! Need some time to do it though, but its worth the time and effort.
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Tried several times to write this review but other have explained it better than me. I bought this after I read 'how to Do Everything and be Happy' by Peter Jones. The two books together show you how to get all the jobs that you normally juggle, out of your brain and down on paper - or in my case on google calendar. Once there they can be forgotten about and your brain has time to think about all the fun things you thought you never had time to organise.
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.
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It is totally unacceptable of Amazon to palm us off with a sub standard version of this book. The author should have checked it and the editor must have been asleep. I almost wanted to ask for my money back. The typesetting is amateur and the typos are dreadful. You have been warned.
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Declutter, file your stuff, list your to dos and deal with them in appropriate categories and at appropriate times .... did it really need 289 pages of endlessly tedious and self-important twaddle to say what is largely common sense?

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.
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This book is simply life changing. I am professional with several business ventures all vying for my time as well the usual family personal commitments, I have never felt in control and have been firefighting with my to do list. This book has simply given me a system to get organized, Get things out of my head (more than just a simple to do list). I know feel more confident as to what task I should be doing next.

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.
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The kindle version of this is not good, I can't image how the publisher thought it was acceptable.

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.
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Pros:

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.

Cons:

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.

CONCLUSION:

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).
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