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Bob Stanke

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A to-do list five items deep...
How does Levchin, the father of two--ages 3 and 5--juggle multiple startups (along with his board seats at Yahoo, Evernote, Yelp, and others)?
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David Morris

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Listening to Mac Power Users (254: Reviewing GTD with David Allen): http://relay.fm/mpu/254

Great interview on Mac Power Users podcast with David Allen.
David Allen returns to Mac Power Users to chat with Katie and David about the re-release of his book Getting Things Done and discuss the philosophy and science behind GTD.
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Bob Stanke

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Knowing that some time management and productivity junkies are also self trackers, I was hoping you might have one minute to answer a single poll question... THANKS! http://www.bobstanke.com/blog/2015/5/8/do-you-currently-do-any-form-of-self-tracking-poll#
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Francisco Sáez

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Focusing on primary outcomes and values is critical for your productivity. But when is the right moment to do that?
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Euan Semple

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I've owned the original for nearly fifteen years, already have multiple copies including the Kindle version, got to spend time with David at The Do Lectures a few years ago, and am still soooo excited to pick up this new revised version which I didn't think was published yet!
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I didn't read the original so decided I ought to read this version. I just finished it and I'm glad I read it.

On the plus side, I thought I knew GTD, but I was missing a lot if the subtle points. I feel now that in have a much better grasp of the details.

On the negative side. There are some aspects to the book that are very tedious.

For example - long discussion of paper tools including rubber bands and label makers. And equally long discussion on brainstorming and project management. These sections were incredibly tedious.

Overall, there is some great stuff there, but there's also a lot of stuff to skim over. 
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utkarsh apoorva

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Do you think that GTD implementation changes in the mobile world, specifically because of ubiquity of devices and thus, work? I have compiled a list of 3 problems that did not exist even a few years ago. Do you agree, disagree with this list?
Just now, I got off an hour long phone call with my finace. Soon enough, two of my friends pinged me on Google Hangout and Slack. Kashmira, via Hangout, wanted me to review an explainer video for her, and Anubhab, via Slack, wanted me to share the latest copy of the growth plan, ...
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There are way too many apps that work really well for just one thing. The main common error is to try to find an app that combines all the workflows yu face in your daily life. There is no 'universal' app. It takes me 2 years to accept this. I have a different tasks workflow at the office and at home, so I use 2 different apps. Switching from one to the other is not finally complicated IF you accept the features & limitations of both.
And by the way, even with TSW, EN will never be a GTD system. EN (like Devonthink) is a tool to massively capture/store/browse materials. And yes, combined with a GTD system (like Nozbe or FacileThings), EN is great.
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David Morris

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Here is my #gtd  system at work.  I use MS Outlook Tasks not for tasks but to list and letter projects (multi-step tasks).  I use an A-Z file to keep any documents associated with the project there.  I usually will use the transparent document holders so that I can just grab-and-go to meetings.  This system has allowed me to stop building project binders (except for very large projects) and hanging folders that I reserve for mostly a few select job aids and desktop procedures.  Within Outlook Tasks (not shown) I list the projects next steps.

Also pictured below is my daily tickler file.  Loose paperwork and or tasks that are still pending, I store in the corresponding daily slot.  This has allowed me to eliminate the need for an inbox which I've never been able or more accurately disciplined enough to keep tidy.

The only thing I'm stuggling with right now is incoming mail.  I'm thinking I need to create a similar but separate process as I don't like to include it in my project/task stuff because of the sheer volume and bulkiness of the mail items (maybe I just need to delegate it to someone else!).
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Raymond Sidney-Smith

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Are there any GTDers in Philadelphia? If so, please contact me privately here on G+ or via http://rsidneysmith.com/contact/. Thanks! Happy New Year!
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Philippe Demoulin

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Delegating is still undermining my office GTD workflow
Abstract. Delegating was (and is still) the most complicated action in my daily GTD office workflow. Among all the notes I wrote down (but do not find time to finish) for the Jason Frasca blog, I had this one which deals with the difficulties I face with setting up and managing delegation in my ...
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Totally agree with you +Denise Hurd . If you have to incorporate this failure's risk in your plan, you have to let your collegue make (and solve) his errors because we all learn by trials and errors.
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Bob Stanke

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"A productive day for me is when I'm falling asleep, thinking, 'Today, I had full control of my work -- it didn't control me.'" -Entrepreneur Max Levchin
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BeesApps

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#TimeManagement & #Productivity: Get Things Done with #Beesy articles! #GTDmethod
Time Management & Productivity: Get Things Done with Beesy David Allen is a productivity consultant who is best known as the creator of the time management method known as "Getting Things Done"...
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Michelle Gunn

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Join us for the live call tomorrow 4pm eastern! Should be a good one... getting over system overwhelm. Good for newbies and seasoned folks as well. :)
 
Join us for the next GTD® Virtual Study Group’s live call tomorrow May 14th. We’ll be talking about getting over system overwhelm.

Would love to hear your views and tips/tricks for this topic!

We're going to have a great discussion -- hope you can be there!

Bridgeline: (857) 216-6700; at the prompt, enter the PIN: 559525
Time: 4pm Eastern

#GTD #GTDVSG
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GTD VSG 05/13 LIVE CALL
Thu, May 14, 4:00 PM
Bridgeline: (857) 216-6700; at the prompt, enter the PIN: 559525

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Hey, +Jonathan Davis! Nope, different discussions. The latest episode posted was more about revamping your system -- overhaul or declaring bankruptcy. :)

This one will be more about how to make your system a little less overwhelming. What people have struggled with in the past and maybe present. Feels like an of-the-moment topic that will be timeless.

Join us if you can! :)
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Tony Robertson

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Does anyone else Mind Map?
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Lots of mind mappers out there who also like/love/use GTD - you can see lots of user mind maps on the subject here: http://www.biggerplate.com/business-mindmaps/11/getting-things-done
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Michelle Gunn

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Happy GTD Update Day!!! :D

So very excited to reread Getting Things Done... but a new and improved version!! Fun!
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Suspect there will more about apps etc. Quite interested but would need to know more before parting with my hard earned cash!
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Michelle Gunn

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GTD VSG 03/12 LIVE CALL

Join us for the next GTD® Virtual Study Group’s live call Today 3/12 at 4pm Eastern.

We're going to have a great discussion -- hope you can be there!

Bridgeline: (857) 216-6700; at the prompt, enter the PIN: 559525
Time: 4pm Eastern

#GTD #GTDVSG
gtdvsg.com
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Francisco Sáez

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How do you deal with actionable readings?
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Yeah, there are definitely two types of reading for me - the kind that is informational and helpful, and then the kind that I need to act on. In the latter case, I build outlines for those books and take detailed notes. Then I create implementational action plans for the key things I want to do. And I don't start a new book until my plan is setup and started.
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Francisco Sáez

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There are a number of behavior patterns that most of us follow in a predictable way when we try something new.

It seems that GTD has been designed—consciously or unconsciously—to support these forms of behavior. What do you think?  
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David Morris

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Amazing how productive you can be when it is your last day before going out on vacation. Twenty-three tasks attempted, twenty-two completed for the day. Not bad! #GTD
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BeesApps

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A nice animation that sums up some precious tips for productivity.
#productivity   #animation  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHfjvYzr-3g&feature=share
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BeesApps

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"How knowing yourself leads to more Productivity and Efficiency"
A Nice article about how and why knowing yourself profits to your productivity.
  
The problem with many plans is that they depend on your changing your life to match what someone else says will work, rather than your understanding yourself well and deciding to budget your time accordingly.
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You're right and the article is pretty paradoxical indeed.
However, knowing how other people managed to know themselves better and get more productive might help identifying the ways we could do the same, by our own means.
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