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Productivity Cast

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The weekly show about all things personal productivity


On Getting Things Done With David Allen

Today on ProductivityCast, we are interviewing David Allen, who is most often quoted for saying,

Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.David Allen, author of Getting Things Done

David Allen is the author of best-selling book, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (the revised edition was published in 2015, among other works), and the eponymous GTD methodology, as well as the founder of David Allen Company.

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In this Cast | On Getting Things Done With David Allen

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Show Notes | On Getting Things Done With David Allen

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GTD Summit

Remote Work Productivity Conference

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GTD Meetups -- DC, NYC

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Voiceover Artist 0:00 Are you ready to manage your work and personal world better to live a fulfilling productive life, then you've come to the right place productivity cast, the weekly show about all things productivity. Here, your host Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud with Francis Wade and Art Gelwicks.

Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:17
And Welcome back, everybody to productivity cast, the weekly show about all things personal productivity, I'm Ray Sidney Smith.

Augusto Pinaud 0:24 I am Augusto Pinaud.

Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:17Welcome back everybody to ProductivityCast the weekly show about all things personal productivity, I am Ray Sidney-Smith. I am Augusto Pinaud. And welcome to our listeners to this episode today on ProductivityCast. We are interviewing someone most often quoted for saying your mind is for having ideas not holding them. We have the honor and privilege of speaking with David Allen, author of getting things done the art of stress free productivity, and the revised edition was published in 2015, among other works and his eponymous GTD methodology. Welcome, David.

David Allen 0:45Hi, Ray Augusto. Thank you. Thanks for the invitation.

Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:48No problem. We're what we wanted to talk about today was a chronological movement through GTD and your world. What we're gonna do is we're gonna first talk a little bit about the past. That is you getting things done the art of story Stress Free productivity around 1998. It was published in 2001. And I'm just really curious about this. What was your experience? What was it like for you to, in essence codified something that was, and it's supposed to be axiomatic. These are supposed to be enduring principles, but they're also unique in the way that every person kind of invests in them in their own life and work. How did you decide on how to position that for yourself in the book?

David Allen 1:23Well, actually, it all came right out of out of 25 years. You know, I started doing versions of this work in 1981 82. Before you guys are born, probably. And so it was really more out of thousands of hours I spent both in the training and executive coaching field and world with this methodology, you know, the first decade or so really, really identifying it and refining it, and then you're spending an awful lot of time delivering and dev...

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