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This is a summary of David Allen's book Getting Things Done, which focuses on his innovated method of improving organizational skills, increasing productivity, completing unfinished tasks, and putting into effect new systems to decide on new tasks and also how to go about them. He encapsulates the five organizational steps required to give structure to the process. He writes about different principles ways to select the new task, talks about a threefold model that will help in deciding on the work and the steps or targets to review the task. The detailed methods - using lists and inboxes and filing systems - help in completing major and minor tasks and projects in a seamless manner and with reduced anxiety and stress since the work is easier to get done.
The book offers the listener detailed guidance, including using digital tools and email inboxes for greater productivity. It includes flexible solutions for those whose daily life has more family or personal work than professional. Listeners can select and follow all the methods detailed in the book, or select only those that are applicable and useful to them. The new edition features updated information based on latest scientific research. This is a summary and analysis of the latest book.
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Ant Hive Media reads every chapter, extracts the understanding, and leaves you with a new perspective and time to spare. We do the work so you can understand the book in minutes, not hours.
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- Amazon Customer
Useless summary if you expected to learn the tools
I bought it thinking that I would find the practical tools summarised but this book summarises almost everything else BUT the tools. Do not buy if you are looking for a shortcut to the GTD method. Buy it if you want to know what you will find in the complete book if you buy the complete book...
Doesn't have the core structure of the system.
I enjoyed the synopsis but purchased this to get a quick reference for the system and structure of GTD. Well done but not what I was looking for.
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- Janet W. Macauley
Missing important content about actions to take
The original book sets out particular actions to get organized. This summary is merely about the theory. Not enough.
It is useless. Do not waste time on it.
Would you try another book from Ant Hive Media and/or Don Moffit?
It is useless. Do not waste time on it. I want my TIME back! You can keep the money.