The book Lifehack calls "The Bible of business and personal productivity."
"A completely revised and updated edition of the blockbuster bestseller from 'the personal productivity guru'"—Fast Company
Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots.
Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come. This new edition of Getting Things Done will be welcomed not only by its hundreds of thousands of existing fans but also by a whole new generation eager to adopt its proven principles.
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Terrific methodology, even if the book itself is hard to get through
I love the GTD methodology and highly recommend it to anyone and everyone, for use in both personal and professional environments. But boy, this book is loooong. I feel like 70% of the book is only about convincing the reader why GTD is so great, and only 30% is an actual guide to the concepts. Unless you’re a fast reader, I would recommend people just read an online summary of GTD and then read the full book later, rather than wait to finish the book before implementing the GTD system in your life. (Or you could check out the book “Getting Things Done for Teens”, which I’ve heard is significantly less dense and more practical, regardless of the reader’s age.)
Slow burn 🙄
For a book on productivity, it’s a very slow burn. It goes on, and on, and on, and on... and it doesn’t seem to ever get to the action
David Allen has written a comprehensive book on making those decisions that need to be made and asking the right questions to get it done. I am so glad I came across his book. I am now looking forward to getting organized and completing those tasks that never seem to get done.