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Don't do it
on 7 August 2005
I recommend you consider 'Getting Things Done' before this book. There are some glaring gaps such as the section on getting your in basket to empty. In this book there is about one page on this, in GTD there are 20! I felt completly out on a limb once I'd taken all the advice to fill my in basket and then found little in the way of advice on emptying it.
I would say in it's defence that it goes into more depth when using outlook than GTD but then you would hope so, given the book's title!
I wrote to the author to give my feedback and she explained that the section had been taken out at Microsoft's behest to make the book smaller - not very helpful if you're looking for a holistic system to organise your life!
By all means get this as an expansion on GTD - but it's not a complete substitute.