Monday, July 21st, 2008
My mate KokoBWare recently gave me a personal productivity book called Getting Things Done by David Allen. It was actually pretty enlightening. I had been in search for such a system for some time but was never able to find it. A system that captured all tasks in my life, from creating Powerpoint presentations, doing my expense reports, to purchasing the toilet paper to wipe my arse with…and wiping my arse. Everything captured in one trusted reviewed list. I’m digging it. KokoBware: you’re not getting that book back.
As I reached out on the web this is a system many techies have been following religiously for the past few years. It’s been documented on many enthusiast sites like 43Folders, which is a tech/email look at GTD. In particular, there’s a talk that the author, Merlin Mann, gave at Google that gives you a good feel for what the system is all about.
Since productivity is a personal hobby of mine, I will share my adaptation of the system, called Getting Shit Done in the next few weeks as I implement it.