How David Allen Gets Things Done

Written by Joey Daoud

On October 6, 2018

Here David Allen (author of Getting Things Done) shows us around his office. Let’s just say the man practices what he preaches.

You’ll see his capture tools, in-basket, tickler file, and a few tips sprinkled in.

Tools you see in the episode:

Obviously, David Allen would use tools from the David Allen Collection. Here are some lesser expensive alternatives:

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  1. Keonne

    I love it how he tosses everything around.

  2. Chris

    Shock! Horror! Did I see him take something out of his inbox, and then put it back in again? “Never back in”!

    Looking forward to the film…

  3. Dan

    For implementing GTD you can use this web-based application:

    You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, schedules and a calendar.
    A mobile version is available too.

  4. Michael Kastler

    Damn you Merlin Mann! Not only has this You 2.0 project meant the effective end of the ‘you look nice today’ podcasts, but somehow our beloved Gina was also swept into your Charybdian grasp, reducing the daily level of signal to noise on lifehacker to sub-basement levels.

    I suppose if this keeps Leo occupied for a while it can’t be all bad – it may give the rest of us a chance to say something for a change.

    Private note to Gina – don’t trust that Merlin fellow, he has a long history of one-offs and half finished projects. As soon as something else shiny falls into his field of vision I guarantee he’ll disappear faster than a warner bros. music track off YouTube.

  5. Shana Glickfield

    I’ve been halfway through reading his book for about two years now. I would love to have the book in video form!

  6. Marshall Haas

    Great stuff Joey.

    Hope to see lots of content like this in the film!



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