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4.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 5 4.22 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Allen Narrator: David Allen Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2016 ISBN: 9781508215547
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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 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:

  • Apply the “do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it” rule to get your inbox empty
  • Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations
  • 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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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 2/16/2014

    " I didn't actually finish this, but I think it helped me get some things done. Unfortunately, one of those things was not finishing this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rick Yvanovich | 2/16/2014

    " I'd heard about GTD and I expected a lot from this book. However I thought it was a bit too basic when I started reading it, but as I progressed though it, there were several nuggets that made it a worthwhile read. The concept of "next Action Steps" is a powerful one which I have now adopted "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Landry Glaubemann | 1/31/2014

    " if you want to learn how to get things done. This is the right place. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Johnston | 1/18/2014

    " This is a fantastic book. I tried to read paperback but had to listen to the audio. There is so much information in this book but a fantastic system. I have converted! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean | 1/5/2014

    " Detailed description of a system for getting everything on your many to-do lists done effectively. Talks about capturing absolutely everything in a single system that you can rely on, freeing up your mind to focus on whatever task you're currently engaged in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ville | 12/26/2013

    " Life changing experience. One needs to live by it, to experience it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy Heyman | 12/21/2013

    " The only self-help/time-management book that is worth anything. Not just for getting things done; but for having half of a brain that is sane. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 12/21/2013

    " Decent book...not a lot of new ideas in this one, but implementation of the ideas would help change the way we do things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Weisz | 12/5/2013

    " An excellent system for making sure things get done. Anyone who aspires to be a high-capacity person would do well to implement a system like this. My only complaint about the book is that it's a little laborious. He addresses every minute little detail, which makes the book very long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Grant | 11/6/2013

    " A should-read book on how to be productive in your job as your manage your career. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 nemo | 10/26/2013

    " i got lost a bit .. but it's a great book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph Eastburn | 10/14/2013

    " This book is really helping me be more productive. I haven't even implemented it yet, but it's already working. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Scott | 9/1/2013

    " To say that this book "changed my life" would be an inaccurate statement. This book didn't change my life. I changed my life. However I never would have been able to change my life without David Allen's tools to teach me how... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lana Rocheford | 8/13/2013

    " Howard Stern (yes, I know) mentioned this book and kinda raved about it. I am enjoying it. Has a manageable and realistic system that I like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Manoj Chugh | 5/22/2013

    " Highly recommended. David Allen has revolutionized productivity. His concept of "Do It, Defer It, Delegate It, or Delete It" has got my inbox to 0. However this book is much more than that. It is about putting perspective on the work and life. Read it TODAY !!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian B | 5/20/2013

    " One of the most practical useful books I have ever read. Not easy to implement. Really requires a concerted effort to apply these principles. The little I've applied so far have been extremely beneficial. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Forsell | 12/20/2012

    " This book is GREAT in it's ideas, but longer than it needed to be with much redundancy. It's a skimmer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nic Brisbourne | 12/7/2012

    " This book has really helped me re-organise my personal workflow to good effect. I had literally given up on email before, now I reliably see everything again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clea M | 10/31/2012

    " Really inspiring. A fair chunk of it was aimed purely towards corporate types and thus not very relevant or interesting, but whole chunks of it have already proven to be super useful to me. Overall it has helped my Adulting a hell of a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yamir Encarnacion | 9/28/2012

    " I have two separate ratings for this book. 4 stars for the content. 3 stars for the length. This book should be at least 100 pages shorter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 8/21/2012

    " I think I found my new religion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rory | 8/18/2012

    " Helpful, but not the most compelling read ever. I'm not implementing everything, but there were a number of useful strategies that have already improved my organizational skills. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eli | 8/14/2012

    " I know, but it really does have valuable stuff. I admit I'm a productivity n3rd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roger | 11/7/2011

    " Good book on time management. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Britainy Collins | 10/12/2011

    " This changed my life! I have OCD and stress over getting everything done. This book opened my eyes and ever since I started the GTD system, I haven't had a panic attack. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dee | 6/28/2011

    " If you need to get organized read this book. This book is all about setting goals and reaching them. I learned a lot from this book. It's the best book I've read on this subject! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Manoj | 6/22/2011

    " Highly recommended. David Allen has revolutionized productivity. His concept of "Do It, Defer It, Delegate It, or Delete It" has got my inbox to 0. However this book is much more than that. It is about putting perspective on the work and life. Read it TODAY !!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dujon | 6/15/2011

    " Now I see why this book is so heavily referenced in business/success literature. Solid advice. Now I'm officially ready to take over the world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charu | 6/8/2011

    " Just finished the book and starting to organize my "stuff" as clearly defined by David Allen! Must read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 6/5/2011

    " David Allen offers practical advice on getting things done. It's an easy to use approach and makes sense. I recommend this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jonathan | 6/5/2011

    " What can I say? New Year’s Resolutions…. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean | 6/5/2011

    " Detailed description of a system for getting everything on your many to-do lists done effectively. Talks about capturing absolutely everything in a single system that you can rely on, freeing up your mind to focus on whatever task you're currently engaged in. "

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About the Author
Author David Allen

David Allen is an internationally successful author, lecturer, and founder and chairman of the David Allen Company, a management consulting, coaching, and training company. His two books, Getting Things Done and Ready for Anything, were both bestsellers. He is a popular keynote speaker on the topics of personal and organizational effectiveness.