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On Getting Things Done Implementation

On Getting Things Done Implementation

One article worth to mention is coming from J.D. Roth noted down his steps on implementating GTD methods. It is a great overview on how to applying the system for one’s use. If you are going to read some summary before buying the book, this should be the summary you want to read:

… Our lives, says Allen, are filled with Stuff. Too much Stuff. We think about this Stuff, we worry about this Stuff, we never get all the Stuff done that we need to do.

His solution is simple: collect all the Stuff in a Collection Bucket. When all the Stuff is in one place, process the top item in the Bucket. When the first item has been processed, move on to the second. Process everything in order until there’s nothing left in the Collection Bucket.

How are items processed? Whenever one takes an item from the Collection Bucket, one asks: “Is this actionable?” In other words, “Is this something that I need to take care of?” …

Getting Things Done – [foldedspace.org]

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Book summary: A Technique for Producing Ideas

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Kirby Ferguson has written a summary for the book A Technique for Producing Ideas. Generating good idea is a fine art, if you have mastered it you will be successful in many fields. The author of the book, James Young, describes five steps on a technique of combining old elements together:

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