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3.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 5 3.56 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Allen Narrator: David Allen Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN: 9781101015131
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David Allen’s Getting Things Done hit a nerve and ignited a movement with businesses, students, soccer moms, and techies all the way from Silicon Valley to Europe and Asia. Now, David Allen leads the world on a new path to achieve focus, control, and perspective. 

Throw out everything you know about productivity—Making It All Work will make life and work a game you can win. For those who have already experienced the clarity of mind from reading Getting Things Done, Making It All Work will take the process to the next level. David Allen shows us how to excel in dealing with our daily commitments, the unexpected, and the information overload that threatens to drown us. The book provides an instantly usable, success-building tool kit for staying ahead of the game. 

Making It All Work addresses: 

• How to figure out where you are in life and what you need
• How to be your own consultant and a CEO of your life
• Moving from hope to trust in decision-making
• When not to set goals
• Harnessing intuition, spontaneity, and serendipity
• Why life is like business and business is like life.  

This eagerly awaited follow-up to Getting Things Done is guaranteed to find an audience in today’s competitive business environment and among David Allen’s many fans. 

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  • “Allen reads his new book in a calm and convincing tone.” 

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 2/15/2014

    " This book was a good refresher to what I gleaned from my earlier exposure to David Allen's Getting Things Done. I don't think I could sit through reading this book: it's good material but rather drawn out. But I did find it worthwhile to listen to while cleaning up around the house. You don't catch everything, but I caught enough to take some notes that I'm now in the process of applying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan Norbauer | 2/12/2014

    " A considerably less buzz-wordy and more thoughtful version of Allen's original "Getting Things Done." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew Moore | 2/11/2014

    " A good complement to Getting Things Done. Read GTD first and if it's helpful spend some time implementing the process before reading this one. Otherwise you won't get the most out of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jarrod Hyder | 2/2/2014

    " This book was a good follow up to Getting Things Done. The book gives more details and more advice on implementing GTD. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will Brown | 1/31/2014

    " Excellent follow-up read to "Getting Things Done". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob Butterworth | 1/24/2014

    " Another good book from David Allen, and if you haven't been to a seminar from DavidCo then I definitely recommend reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cairnraiser | 1/19/2014

    " A followup to Getting Things Done, Making It All Work goes into greater depths about the horizons of focus and the capturing and clarifying needed to adopt GTD. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bardees | 1/18/2014

    " Really enjoyed his insight to getting things done in life as well not just work. I listened to the last chapters several times. it's recommended. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shiv | 1/15/2014

    " i really enjoy the GTD methods and the original book, but this was an endless rambling of abstractions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave Emmett | 12/24/2013

    " Definitely not as transformative as Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, but a useful discussion of how to incorporate the principles of GTD at a more abstract level. Finishing it has inspired me to get back into GTD more seriously, so I guess that's a pretty good outcome. "

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

    " Really great book that integrates GTD workflow with the bigger picture in life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Lamb | 12/16/2013

    " I'll probably be re-reading this about once a year. This is a rich book full of gems. Right now I'm really doing pretty good on the day-to-day, but there's a lot more I could be doing about the higher levels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alon Salant | 12/8/2013

    " This book elaborated on the original GTD book in ways that were sometimes insightful or inspiring but more often seemed rambling and long winded. Thought I would get an update on the original book but ended up wishing I had just read that instead. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 12/5/2013

    " Helpful reading after "Getting Things Done", but skip ahead to page 209 or 216 and read from there. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 loafingcactus | 8/11/2013

    " My productive advice for the day is to read Getting Things Done and call it done. There's nothing really wrong with the book, it just isn't necessary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roland Martinez | 7/19/2013

    " A deeper version of getting things done. Good but could have used some finer editing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Grant | 6/16/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert B | 5/14/2013

    " The GTD method in more detail. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 3/9/2013

    " I thought I was just drinking his Kool-Aid, but it turns out it`s a nootropic stimulant. Better organized and thinking so clear. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 11/23/2012

    " Get yourself a copy of 'Getting things done'. No added value. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay | 8/9/2012

    " A new book by the author of Getting Things Done. Presents new and updated views on the material from the previous book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 5/3/2012

    " No offense to the author but I feel like they should gave hired another reader for the audiobook edition. That being said, if you're into GTD then this should be required reading. The essays are good and help flesh out the ideas in Getting Things Done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 3/12/2012

    " An excellent follow up to the orginal Getting Things Done book, not introducing any new system, but looking at the original through a different, more mature lens. Read the original first, but buy both together ;-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keegan | 12/10/2011

    " Good rehasing of GTD ideas. The last section of the book cleared up the levels (runway up to 50,000 feet) even better than the original Getting Things Done . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexander Lawson | 5/30/2011

    " "Getting Things Done" is better. This book does not add much to the earlier one but for the interested reader it may offer insights. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dinah | 5/24/2011

    " Great addition to Getting Things Done. Also nice to see David Allen's growth as a writer; this one is a lot more fun to read.

    Review as I was reading it the first time: "Always enjoy a refresher visit to David Allen's approach to life." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 4/21/2011

    " I almost gave up on this book the first time through but am going to give it another try. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alon | 4/9/2011

    " This book elaborated on the original GTD book in ways that were sometimes insightful or inspiring but more often seemed rambling and long winded. Thought I would get an update on the original book but ended up wishing I had just read that instead. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Al | 11/14/2010

    " Sorry to say - rambling filler is the best way I can describe it. I worship 'Getting Things Done' and the methodology. I just didn't find this book added any incremental value. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 7/27/2010

    " I'll probably be re-reading this about once a year. This is a rich book full of gems. Right now I'm really doing pretty good on the day-to-day, but there's a lot more I could be doing about the higher levels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will | 7/26/2010

    " This is a good review of GTD principles. It doesn't really cover much new ground from the original book, but it is useful to go through again to refresh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 4/20/2010

    " Excellent book for helping you get in control of the little things and bigger picture stuff too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 4/1/2010

    " Helpful reading after "Getting Things Done", but skip ahead to page 209 or 216 and read from there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clint | 3/31/2010

    " Great review of the Getting Things Done productivity model. The first chapter or so felt like the author was just patting himself on the back for having such an effective system, but it worked to explain the benefits.

    After the beginning chapters, there was lots of good advice. "

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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.