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Sunday, February 20, 2005

GTD - You gotta check it out!

Randy - I'm curious about whether you've had a chance to check out the popular Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology. I finally got around to reading your Time Management Talk from top to bottom, and I noticed that it shares a few points with GTD:

"Never break a promise, but re-negotiate them if need be."
"A good file system is essential."
"Find your dead time. Schedule meetings, phone calls, and mundane stuff during it."
"What am I doing that could be done by someone else."

In addition, GTD has some concepts that you might find intriguing:

- the power of the Next Action
- location-based todo lists
- the dreadful but powerful Weekly Review

GTD is a radically different/complementary approach to Covey, in that it is a bottom-up approach rather than top-down. But as it turns out, it is perfectly valid.

You gotta check it out!



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