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3.00036739192554 out of 53.00036739192554 out of 53.00036739192554 out of 53.00036739192554 out of 53.00036739192554 out of 5 3.00 (24,497 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Allen Narrator: David Alle Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 e-mail 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:

• Apply the “do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it” rule to get your in-box empty
• Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations
• Plan projects as well as get them unstuck
• Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed 
• Feel fine about what you’re not doing 

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.  

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Quotes & Awards

  • Getting Things Done…offers help building the new mental skills needed in an age of multitasking and overload.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “David Allen's methods are key to survival in today's chaotic business climate.” 

    Patricia Seybold, author of Customer.com

  • “A true skeptic of most management fixes, I have to say David’s program is a winner!” 

    Joline Godfrey, author of Our Wildest Dreams

  • “One of the most influential thinkers on productivity. ”

    Fast Company

  • “If you've tried other time managers and still feel harried, take a minute to check this one out.”


  • “Commonsense advice…most of us completely overlook…much to our detriment.”

    Amazon.com review

  • “David Allen brings new clarity to the power of purpose, the essential nature of relaxation, and deceptively simple guidelines for getting things done. He employs extensive experience, personal stories, and his own recipe for simplicity, speed, and fun.” 

    Frances Hasselbein, chairman, board of governors, The Drucker Foundation 

  • “Anyone who reads this book can apply this knowledge and these skills in their lives for immediate results.” 

    Stephen P. Magee, chaired professor of business and economics, University of Texas at Austin

  • Getting Things Done describes an incredibly practical process that can help busy people regain control of their lives. It can help you be more successful. Even more important, it can help you have a happier life!” 

    Marshall Goldsmith, coeditor, The Leader of the Future and Coaching for Leadership

  • “Provides insights into attaining maximum efficiency and at the same time relaxing whenever one needs or wants to. ”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bernie May | 2/16/2014

    " "The" book for personal productivity. A simple process and way of thinking to take control of your minute to minute life, and stay focused on what you need to focus on. Also a little obsessive. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tawnya Shaw | 2/16/2014

    " Unfortunately, I didn't find this book very helpful. A lot of it is common sense to me, and the rest of it seems excessive and could easily lead to disorganization. He recommends a great deal of organizational accessories and physical representations of tasks that need to be done. For me, it seems that following his advise would lead to lots of clutter and waste. I'm sure it could be helpful for some people, but for my particular situation this book is not relevant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Thomas | 1/25/2014

    " This and the book How to Write a Lot changed how I approach my entire life - I don't think it's too much of an exaggeration. The book goes on for too long, but the first 100 pages should be required reading for anyone who has to manage their lives better (i.e., all of else). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sharon Korkes | 1/21/2014

    " Because I am constantly trying to improve my productivity, I've read this book twice. The concept is dead on, but it's just too difficult for me to embrace. Still, others may find the detailed organization methods easy to grasp. "

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