In today's world of exponentially increased communication and responsibility, yesterday's methods for staying on top just don't work.
Veteran management consultant and trainer David Allen recognizes that "time management" is useless the minute your schedule is interrupted; "setting priorities" isn't relevant when your email is down; "procrastination solutions" won't help if your goals aren't clear.
Allen's premise is simple: our ability to be productive is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve stress-free productivity and unleash our creative potential. He teaches us how to:
From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done has the potential to transform the way you work -- and the way you experience work. At any level of implementation, David Allen's entertaining and thought-provoking advice shows you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down....Continua
Written in very colloquial English, the book won't certainly make you bored. If your life is messed up this is for you.
The method is fairly clear, personally I haven't applied it entirely but kept the bits allowing me to improve where I was weaker.
My advice is that you don't read it unless you really want to radically change your approach to work (and life) otherwise it's a waste of time.
poche regole semplici da imparare ed applicare: un vero manuale di sopravvivenza che riesce a zittire la propria coscienza.
Istarted it twice and twice I failed - it's not a book to read on the bus or on the tube. To me it's a book to read a chapter at a time in the evening.
Interesting book, also, with some very good idea.
Many great principles of task management. Practical and easy to apply. Biggest contribution is in the concept that anything that is stored only in our head is taking up "RAM" and stressing us out. Even wishful "someday" projects should be tracked outside of our head in a place that our subconscious knows we will see and get back to. When we know we have everything captured in one system that is reliable, our mind relaxes and we have more energy and creativity. The "next action" concept verses a traditional task list is also helpful in boosting productivity. "Jason's Birthday" is never going to get done, but "decide on gift for Jason", or "brainstorm part ideas" will. The book is longer than it needs to be, particularly towards the end. Still a must read for anyone struggling with productivity...Continua
Aside from the fact that Allen, as most of the consultants, should stop trying to convince us to buy the book *after* you bought it, the book itself is quite good.
Allen proposes solutions which are quite practical. Of course, since this is not theory but practical advice, you can't really understand it until you've put them in practice....Continua