A half hour discussion with David Allen of The David Allen Company. We intended to record a ten minute segment and wound up talking for a half hour. David has just completed the first GTD Summit, a gathering of practitioners and enthusiasts of the 'Getting Things Done' methodology in a conference format.This is a free flowing unedited conversation: the core of the discussion is around the GTD methodology, outlined in David's book "Getting Things Done: The art of stress free productivity'. There are some fascinating insights in this conversation: David is clear that the individual grounding that is a major part of GTD mastery is a precursor to the application of organizational GTD to larger groups. This approach originating from individuals taking responsibility for their actions comes much greater organizational clarity.As a people processes and communication focused consultant and mentor, David believes the big vendors are still years away from creating viable collaboration software: the GTD methodology is one way to deal with email information overload.We also discuss David's remarkable experience with Twitter: in the two weeks he has had a presence as @gtdguy he has picked up 95 thousand followers and rising. In the end it all comes down to leadership, love and life balance to get the grounded direction we all seek, and to work well with others.
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