Making It All Work

  • by David Allen
  • Narrated by David Allen
  • 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the author of the million-copy best seller Getting Things Done, comes a new title that will change your life.

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Order Getting Things Done, not Making It All Work

Admittedly, I am a big fan of David Allen's techniques for improving one's productivity/sanity. However, David Allen is trying to stretch his concepts into more marketing $ money with this latest release. If you choose this book as an intro to the GTD method, it would lack the practical depth as his orginal "Getting Things Done" book. If you are already a student of the GTD method, I doubt you would find anything materially different here. Instead, choose to re-read "Getting Things Done". Sorry so harsh. On the contrary, "Getting Things Done" is brilliant...so there, I'm even.
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- Scott

An inspiring and essential look at GTD

This is a fantastic and inspiring book.

First I'll get the quibbles out of the way. While this version is "unabridged", it does not include the start-of-chapter quotes from the hardcover version. There aren't many of them, and their absense doesn't affect the material in any way, but I loved the quotes and wished they had been included in the audio version. Also, if you find the first chapter or two slow-going or tedious, keep listening it does get much better.

If you are new to David Allen's work and have not yet read (or listened to) "Getting Things Done", then you really should begin with that book and come back to this one later, after you've been working with his methods for a while.

However, if you're already using the GTD system then this book is an incredible follow-up to the first one and an absolute must-read to take your use of GTD to a new level. It explains and clarifies many of the concepts that I found most difficult to understand in the first book (horizons of focus, for example), and it delves into how the GTD system can be used to help you get perspective on your life and tie your deepest values and life vision to your everyday tasks.

It is narrated by David himself and he does a great job - there's just nothing like hearing an author's words in the author's own voice, especially when he's a good speaker.

What can I say people, if you're a GTD-er there is no better use of a credit than this.
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- Kevin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-22-2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio