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What would you ask David Allen?

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Over on the DavidCo forum, Lisa asks:

If you could ask David Allen any one question about GTD, what would it be?

It mightn't surprise you to know I'd want to learn a bit more implementation and about how David sees contexts working best for people whose work mostly happens in one place (recently).

But I'm especially curious to hear what you guys would ask, given the chance. What would you ask David Allen about Getting Things Done?

Jeremiah Hill's picture

I'd love to know how...

I'd love to know how to adapt GTD for use in schools, or in children's lives generally. I have a couple of ideas, but most kids aren't able to figure out their own filing system or manage contexts on their own; likewise they don't have the resources to invest in a labeler, a high-quality file cabinet, &c. So my question is: "How, if at all, can you strip down GTD for use by children?" (For this purpose, let's say that 'children' refers to people from 10-18 years.)




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