Getting Things Done by David Allen
Ideas useful in testing the adequacy of the Getting Things Done approach
With first-chapter allusions to martial arts, “flow,” “mind like water,” and other concepts borrowed from the East (and usually mangled), you’d almost think this self-helper from David Allen should have been called “Zen and the Art of Schedule Maintenance".
As whole-life-organizing systems go, Allen’s is pretty good, even fun and therapeutic.
That’s where the processing and prioritizing begin; in Allen’s system, it get a little convoluted at times, rife as it is with fancy terms, subterms, and sub-subterms for even the simplest concepts.
See Getting things done summary (an outline overview of the entire concept)
Overview of the GTD fundamentals:
The Natural Planning Model
Also see Ready for Anything
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