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Introducing "Productive Talk" Podcast: 43 Folders meets David Allen

Sample from 'Productive Talk: 43 Folders Meets David Allen'

Starting tomorrow (Tuesday), 43 Folders and the David Allen Company will be bringing you "_Productive Talk_," a joint podcast series featuring audio of conversations that David and I had during a recent visit near his offices in Ojai.

This was a lot of fun for me to do, especially since it gave me the chance to ask David many of the questions that you and I have both had about Getting Things Done -- so, as you might expect, there's a heavy focus on implementation and best practices, as well as how to troubleshoot problems in your own GTD system. Lot of good stuff that I think you'll enjoy and will learn from as much as I did.

Subscribers to the 43 Folders Podcast (subscribe now) will receive new episodes of "Productive Talk" automatically, although you can also just stop by either 43 Folders or The David Allen Company's site for all the latest web-based updates.

Tomorrow's inaugural episode is on procrastination, with more episodes coming once a week or so for the next few weeks.

Here's a little sample from an upcoming episode to give you a taste of what's coming:

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[...] 2. Don’t be afraid...

[...] 2. Don’t be afraid to be controversial: [SPOILER AHEAD] The most current season sees the remnants of humanity under the stiletto-heeled pumps of some pretty hot Cylons. Although the authors have tried to use the occupation of France as a likeness for this season’s story, what others have noticed is how close it resembles the current Middle East conflict. Suicide Bombers. Insurgencies. Occupation of a repressed people. It goes on. Some blogs post about “evergreen” topics that have nothing to do with contemporary issues; even so, one way to inject some hot flavour into your every day posts is to try and bring in relevant and daily issues relevant to your industry or things of interest. Don’t shy away of bringing up topics of controversy; revel in it. Take a stand on some issues. You might alienate some, but you’ll attract a few more fans as well — and their respect as well. [...]




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