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David Allen on best practices for implementing GTD
Merlin Mann | Nov 13 2006
My favorite bit in this one (jump to 1:38) is where we learn that some of David's best stuff seems to have had a genesis in an unlikely place -- from his tenure as the manager of a gas station, back in the day.
This is important, not just because we get a candid glimpse of a very fun guy who's too often pegged as just another business consultant -- I love that David demonstrates how most any job will benefit from firewalled time to do your meta work.
Note especially that, contrary to what one might call "worst practices" of GTD, DA is not suggesting you spend your day obsessing over GTD and trying to perfect your "system." You set aside time to clear the decks, as he likes to say, so that you can work -- really work -- and not just live in a perpetual twilight of productivity futzing.
Building those walls and really honoring them from day one may be one of the best ninja tips you can learn for responsibly implementing GTD.
Listen to Episode #07 of Productive Talk
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