View Full Version : If you haven't looked at 'Getting Things Done', you should!


apm825
03-29-05, 07:05 AM
http://www.darrenneese.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ArtKey=Articles-GettingThingsDone

FoggyPhil
03-29-05, 10:14 AM
I've heard great things about that book. I have a copy. It's one that "I've been meaning to get to" :rolleyes:

Its available as an audio book too.

Thanks for the reminder.

apm825
03-29-05, 02:30 PM
yeah...i have audio and book formats of both his books and the audio cd's from his seminar called "getting things done fast". Very awsome.

I have this theory that david allen may be an Adder who has mastered his chaos and is a master at managing his mind. :-)

Ian
03-29-05, 02:40 PM
How about a review of the book's strengths and weaknesses? The demand for reading time and book buying is strong! I'd appreciate some insight into what makes this book a good candidate where others might be less attractive.
Cheers! Ian

Ian
03-29-05, 03:12 PM
This is an industial grade covering the same types of goals.
http://www.goalqpc.com/

You can get quite specific about your focus. I am into one on design just now that's like that.

The Memory Jogger 2 is a good place to start.
Cheers! Ian.

apm825
03-29-05, 04:35 PM
strengths: well, the book is original kind of book. It has concepts about completing cycles of action, getting things in order (when your workload or incoming thoughts are vast -- the add mind), and deals with where the mind is at, and not encourage you use self-discipline to change your mind to a system.

weaknesses: I'm not sure if there are any! I wish there were more pictures and charts but any such shortcomming has been supplemented by his web site: http://www.davidco.com/

There are videos and many other downloads such as PDF's. There is also a support forum. Very cool.

Ian
03-29-05, 09:34 PM
Thanks for the review. I'd been to the site but was looking for your spin on it all.
Cheers! Ian.

apm825
03-30-05, 03:52 PM
yeah. everyone is different so it may not be great for everyone, but I feel it has been extremely effective for me because of my add.

sometimes the cool stuff on his site is hard to find, so here are some links:

Tools And Tips (http://www.davidco.com/tips_tools.php)

Forums (http://www.davidco.com/forum/)

Free Video and Audio Clips (http://www.davidco.com/video_audio.php)

apm825
03-30-05, 03:53 PM
Could you tell me more about the memory jogger? I looked at a page on it, but couldn't figure it out. Is it like a planner or someething to create lists with??

Ian
04-03-05, 12:01 AM
http://ertw.com/blog/archives/getting_things_done-170305.html#003037

The more I read about the GTD book the more I like it. Thanks for drawing my attention to it. I'll have to get a copy. Maybe it's unorthodox concepts of organising will get me to buy in better than the Memory Jogger has to date. Although to be honest I keep giving away copies so I never seen to have one for myself!

It's a system like the GTD book, but with a great deal more overhead and a much more formalised style. I don't doubt that it can be very effective but I think it's aimed more at linear thinkers at first blush.

A new concept in my life is my new gmail account.
I've used it enough in the past month to get to know it's strengths. It has blown me away with the degree that it's suited to my way of doing things. If you need one let me know. It's still astounding me with how innovative it is and how appropriate for an ADHD I'm finding it.

It's blowing me away with conceptually new ways to file and retrieve things. I'm in a groove with this thing, and I want the rest of my life to be this easy! I'd love your spin on it if you can get your head into it.
Cheers! Ian.

OlDadd
04-07-05, 03:35 PM
How about a review of the book's strengths and weaknesses? The demand for reading time and book buying is strong! I'd appreciate some insight into what makes this book a good candidate where others might be less attractive.
Cheers! Ian
Ditto that, and besides, I've got too many other things to do (if I could just remember what they are:confused: )

BTW, my son's name is Ian, lovely Scottish name.

Ian
04-07-05, 03:58 PM
I almost wish they had gone with a more traditional spelling of Ian. But it's the way it came so I'm sticking with it... :D

apm825
04-07-05, 03:59 PM
So, have any of you picked up a copy or read the copy you had? Just curious. :-)

Ian
04-07-05, 04:13 PM
I don't own a copy and have not ordered or borrowed one yet.