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Good report of a year using GTD

Google Groups : 43 Folders [One Year into GTD: My report]

I enjoyed tuqqer’s detailed review of how he’s tweaked GTD to work best for him over the past year. Quoting:

Reading [an earlier thread], I think a good conclusion would be that each of our implementation of GTD has to develop organically. Everyone ends up tweaking their system to match their way of thinking.

I’d bet that only a small 5-10% of GTD readers follow exactly what The David suggests. Even he is probably constantly tweaking his own system. Two years from now, he’ll probably be doing it differently.

I would encourage other folks to post stories like this to the Google Group as well--and not necessarily just about GTD, although that's the obvious candidate for discussion. I think it would be very helpful for folks to hear what's worked best and worst for people in trying to to get it together.

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Merlin Mann is an independent writer, speaker, and broadcaster. He’s best known for being the guy who created the website you’re reading right now. He lives in San Francisco, does lots of public speaking, and helps make cool things like You Look Nice Today, Back to Work, and Kung Fu Grippe. Also? He’s writing this book, he lives with this face, he suffers from this hair, he answers these questions, and he’s had this life. So far.

Merlin’s favorite thing he’s written in the past few years is an essay entitled, “Cranking.”




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