I found this book by accident while looking for personal productivity tips. I kept seeing “Getting Things Done” or “GTD” mentioned in different online software tools (such as Remember the Milk).
Anyone that has read this book already will know the significance of the three letters “GTD”.
David Allen, a productivity guru that has served as a consultant for some very affluent and influential people, wrote this compelling book to explain his system in detail.
I’ll be honest that I was expecting something drier, boring, and perhaps even obsolete — this book is none of those. Allen weaves an engaging jib with terrific anecdotes and advice that just makes sense. This system will help you organize, become more productive and, as the title says: “get things done.” That is, provided you are willing to put in the effort and hard work — nothing is free, after all.
That is the rub, of course — the system is not easy, it is not something you can implement in a half-assed manner, nor is it something that can be adopted passively — if it is to work, it must be a concerted effort and the price of its effectiveness is eternal diligence.
If you are someone that is soul-searching for some solution to help you overcome a mountain of work, or if you constantly feel mired and two steps behind, this book is definitely worth reading; even if you decide to not try the system (like I said, it will take hard work to do it!), there are some terrific philosophical musings on the nature of productivity and work.
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