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I have been meeting the words “Getting Things Done” several times the last days. And I kept wondering what it was. So, as I often tend to do, I searched the internet and found out this:

Getting Things Done, GTD or The Getting Things Done method is a way of action management developed by David Allen. It is a world wide phenomenon (and I didn’t know about it before now…) which has grown largely the last years. I have just started to learn this technique, so unfortunately wont be teaching it (since I probably am more of a student than most of you guys). Still, I thought this was really interesting and I agree very much with Mr. Allen’s thinking. So I thought – Share, this may very well just work.

The essence of his philosophy is that you wont get anywhere with a lot of thoughts, ideas and et cetera in your mind. You have to move your thoughts to another place, like a piece of paper or in to one of all the To-Do softwares that is out there. By writing it down, you get control and organize. (Correct me if I’m wrong. As I said, this is very new for me)

Anyhow, I will be reading his book and I’ll do an outline when I have been experiencing more of this management method.

Here’s David Allen talking in front of Google employees about GTD, I recommend you watching it – even tough it is 45 minutes. I can ensure you it is worth it.

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