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Getting things done : the art of stress-free productivity

Author: David Allen
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2001.
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Based on the premise that productivity is directly proportional to one's ability to handle tasks in a relaxed manner, the author offers strategies for self-management that minimize stress and enhance one's focus and efficiency.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Allen
ISBN: 0670889067 9780670889068 0670899240 9780670899241 9780142000281 0142000280
OCLC Number: 44868871
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The art of getting things done. A new practice for a new reality ; Getting control of your life : the five stages of mastering workflow ; Getting projects creatively under way : the five phases of project planning --
Practicing stress-free productivity. Getting started : setting up the time, space, and tools ; Collection : corralling your "stuff" ; Processing : getting "in" to empty ; Organizing : setting up the right buckets ; Reviewing : keeping your system functional ; Doing : making the best action choices ; Getting projects under control --
The power of the key principles. The power of the collection habit ; The power of the next-action decision ; The power of outcome focusing.
Responsibility: David Allen.

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Based on the premise that productivity is directly proportional to one's ability to handle tasks in a relaxed manner, the author offers strategies for self-management that minimize stress and enhance one's focus and efficiency.

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A put into practice review of GTD.

by spillingbuckets (WorldCat user published 2008-07-29) Excellent Permalink

A fantastic, life altering read!

Allen's main idea is that your brain loses productivity when it is bogged down by a million things to do, so by removing all of these things from your head you greatly increase the ability to get things done. A good analogy, and one he uses in the book,...
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