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Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (2001)

by David Allen

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11,461179515 (4.02)1 / 65
Veteran coach and management consultant Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to thousands. He shows how to assess goals, relax, and stay focused.
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    Process Mapping, Process Improvement, and Process Management by Dan Madison (BogAl)
    BogAl: You know what to do. Now, figure out how to to it.

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Un libro costruito attorno a una checklist. O poco più. Buon senso utile, ma allungato oltre misura e "abbellito" con citazioni stucchevoli. A mio avviso, sopravvalutato. ( )
  d.v. | May 16, 2023 |
I bought this book, and I read some of it. It sat on a shelf unfinished. I read some more. It sat in my car unfinished. I eventually made the decision to never finish it.

I think this is self-explanatory.

[Edit at a later date:]

Now I'm reading 26 Reasons Not to Use GTD, and it does a good job of articulating the "ehhhh"ness that I felt while reading this.

[Edit at an even later date:]

And if you think GTD's followers are a little cult-like (see, for instance, the angry comments on this review), check this out: When David Allen says in the acknowledgments "deepest thanks go to my spiritual coach, J-R", he's talking about a man named John-Roger "the Mystical Traveler", who believes he is a reincarnation of Jesus, St. Francis of Assisi, and Abraham Lincoln. Allen is a minister in his Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness church. Yup. ( )
  endolith | Mar 1, 2023 |
I read this book about 14 years ago, not long after it was first published. Just re-read it, in a newer 2015 edition. I love a lot of his techniques, they’ve been super-valuable to me. And I like bits and pieces of his writing. But some parts are really cliche-ridden and the book as a whole seemed poorly organized. ( )
  steve02476 | Jan 3, 2023 |
Some great advice here. There are a few things I'd like to put into practice. However the book was a struggle to get through, some of it was fairly tedious and some of it just felt like waffle. Like I said, some great comments but I feel I could have written the same book in a lot less pages ( )
  facet101 | Dec 3, 2022 |
Personally seeing the title of the book it creates a good formation about i just love it from my perspective.
  Sadia_Baksh05 | Sep 10, 2022 |
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It is simply the best personal productivity book I’ve ever read, and there’s material in this book that can apply to anyone’s life, whether you’re a manager or a writer or a professional or a stay-at-home parent.
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Veteran coach and management consultant Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to thousands. He shows how to assess goals, relax, and stay focused.

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Votre efficacité est directement liée à votre capacitéde vous détendre . Ce livre va transformer radicalement votre manière de vivre et de travailler.
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