Getting Things Done Book (PDF - Summary - Review - Online Reading - Download)

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity Book By David Allen and David Kelvin Allen (abbreviated to G.T.D.) is a time management method, described in the book of the same title by productivity consultant David Allen.

The GTD method rests on the idea of moving planned tasks and projects out of the mind by recording them externally and then breaking them into actionable work items. This allows attention to be focused on taking action on tasks, instead of recalling them.

First published in 2001, a revised edition of the book was released in 2015 to reflect the changes in information technology during the preceding decade.

Book Summary
In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. At Getting Things Done, veteran trainer and management consultant David Allen shares the innovative methods for stress-free performance that he has presented to tens of thousands of people across the country. Allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts organized can we achieve effective productivity and unlock our creative potential.
In Getting Things Done Allen shows how:
* Apply the "do it, delegate, defer, release" rule so that your inbox empties
* Reassess goals and stay focused on changing situations
* Plan projects and make them take off
* Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety and being overwhelmed.
* Feel good about what you are not doing

From basic principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done can transform your way of working, showing you how to speed up the pace without wearing out.

Book Club Questions

Book Review
David Allen brings new clarity to the power of purpose, the essential nature of relaxation and deceptively simple guidelines for doing things. He employs extensive experience, personal stories and his own recipe for simplicity, speed, and fun.

About the Author
David Allen is widely recognized as the world’s leading expert on personal and organizational productivity. He has more than thirty years of pioneering research and experience as a management consultant and executive coach to some of America’s most prestigious organizations, such as New York Life, the World Bank, and the U.S. Navy.