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GTD - why?

April 20, 2009 ·

A great interview with David Allen looks beyond the hype of GTD to the practical reasons why GTD works and how it came to be. There's a lot of great advice here if you're considering GTD or already trying to apply it. It's a lot more pragmatic than many people seem to think.

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  • 1 rob // Apr 21, 2009 at 3:26 PM

    I like GTD, and I enjoyed the book. There is a lot of common sense stuff in the method (in fact, it's all pretty much common sense), but thinking about all the techniques at once it a nice exercise. (I am a list maker by default)

    The best part about GTD though, is coming up with your own workflow - making your own fork of GTD. Personally I can't stand data entry apps like "Things" and "iGTD". You don't have to use those things to use this method - you can use a paper notebook and a filing cabinet if you want.

    I recommend reading or audiobooking GTD before you just try to use some of the apps out there and just "figure it out".

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