Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done Summary

The book Lifehackcalls "The Bible of business and personal productivity."

"A completely revised and updated edition of the blockbuster bestseller from 'the personal productivity guru'"Fast Company

Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Donehas become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots.
Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come. This new edition of Getting Things Donewill be welcomed not only by its hundreds of thousands of existing fans but also by a whole new generation eager to adopt its proven principles.

Book Reviews


Great Book!5 star

Learn to take advantage of time! And staying organize with your daily task! The 2min rule has become part of my daily life norm. This book is a must read if your trying to better manage your life or business! I myself am a California sweet Potatoe farmer and it helped me.55


Slow burn 🙄2 star

For a book on productivity, it’s a very slow burn. It goes on, and on, and on, and on... and it doesn’t seem to ever get to the action25


Terrific methodology, even if the book itself is hard to get through4 star

I love the GTD methodology and highly recommend it to anyone and everyone, for use in both personal and professional environments. But boy, this book is loooong. I feel like 70% of the book is only about convincing the reader why GTD is so great, and only 30% is an actual guide to the concepts. Unless you’re a fast reader, I would recommend people just read an online summary of GTD and then read the full book later, rather than wait to finish the book before implementing the GTD system in your life. (Or you could check out the book “Getting Things Done for Teens”, which I’ve heard is significantly less dense and more practical, regardless of the reader’s age.)45

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This Book Changed My Life5 star

David Allen has truly changed the way I look at all of the things that come my way. This book has helped me create a second brain that has allowed me to handle EVERYTHING in my life with ease and calmness. I am truly grateful for this book and material and really hope everyone reads through it at least once.55


Getting organized4 star

David Allen has written a comprehensive book on making those decisions that need to be made and asking the right questions to get it done. I am so glad I came across his book. I am now looking forward to getting organized and completing those tasks that never seem to get done.45


Please fix the footnotes3 star

Removing a star until the footnotes have been fixed. It's been plenty of time to get this thing done...35


Great Strategy and Tactics4 star

Read the original and am trying to apply it so the revision will help me pick up a few new tips. One problem with the iBook...the footnotes are small (like size 2 font) and off the top of the page...they're basically useless since one cannot read them easily. Issue a revision/update with modern footnoting!45

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