• Getting Things Done

  • The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
  • By: David Allen
  • Narrated by: David Allen
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-04-02
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (3,006 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 e-mail 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 in-box 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.
©2002 David Allen, All Rights Reserved (P)2002 Simon & Schuster Inc., SOUND IDEAS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.
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"[Allen is] the personal productivity guru." (Fast Company)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Rick on 02-28-03

Getting Things Done

This is a fantastic book and the ideas are helpful, but the abridged version leaves out too many details. I also have the book, and have found that I must refer to it in order to get essential information that will allow me to implement the author's suggestions.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Liz on 06-12-09

GTD abridged vs unabridged

The abridged version of GTD is missing chapters 7-11 of the book, if you do buy this version do also invest in the book, Getting Things Done. The unabridged version was just recorded in Oct of 08, it is the full version of the book and makes much more sense to the listener. Granted you cannot implement while you are listening in a car but very important information to have. I work for David Allen and wanted folks to have the correct information regarding differences in the two audiobooks.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-24-17

excellent read

brilliant action aimed book. great ideas for being better organized, productive and empowered . well done David .

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ms. Elizabeth A. Hearn on 11-18-17

Very useful advice

Overall I enjoyed this book. Initially I thought it was too much organisation and it felt overwhelming. I almost returned it but a friend had recommended it so I came back to it and listened with a more open mind. I realised it's based on being very thorough and consistent and the outcome is that you become very trustworthy both for yourself and others and get good at making decisions. Winner!

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