Getting Things Done - David Allen

Getting Things Done

By David Allen

  • Release Date: 2015-03-17
  • Genre: Management & Leadership
Score: 4
From 341 Ratings


The book Lifehack calls "The Bible of business and personal productivity."

"A completely revised and updated edition of the blockbuster bestseller from 'the personal productivity guru'"Fast Company

Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots.
Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come. This new edition of Getting Things Done will be welcomed not only by its hundreds of thousands of existing fans but also by a whole new generation eager to adopt its proven principles.


  • Highly Valuable, Important Advice

    By M_Lubo
    I agree with other reviews that a fair amount of the book is painfully repetitive, but in the end, the repetition helps hammer home the basic elements of this valuable approach to life management. I do believe that implementing these suggestions will lead to a more effective and meaningful life.
  • One of the best books!

    By Cdiddypop
    This book is a must read along with 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. If you only read two books on this subject those are the two. I have read hundreds of books on personal development and leadership and this is one of the best. I have read it several times and I recommend you do the same.
  • Not revolutionary

    By MrCallDesigns
    His methods seem sound, but inefficient to me.
  • I’m Excited for the Journey

    By WillSuko
    I read this book over 3 days, and applied everything in it to creating my own system. I don’t know where it will lead but I am tremendously optimistic. Definitely worth a read; its filled with quite simple, but eye opening ideas.
  • Great Book!

    By GilbertL85
    Learn to take advantage of time! And staying organize with your daily task! The 2min rule has become part of my daily life norm. This book is a must read if your trying to better manage your life or business! I myself am a California sweet Potatoe farmer and it helped me.
  • Slow burn 🙄

    By Azteriz
    For a book on productivity, it’s a very slow burn. It goes on, and on, and on, and on... and it doesn’t seem to ever get to the action
  • Terrific methodology, even if the book itself is hard to get through

    By Viktor_withaK
    I love the GTD methodology and highly recommend it to anyone and everyone, for use in both personal and professional environments. But boy, this book is loooong. I feel like 70% of the book is only about convincing the reader why GTD is so great, and only 30% is an actual guide to the concepts. Unless you’re a fast reader, I would recommend people just read an online summary of GTD and then read the full book later, rather than wait to finish the book before implementing the GTD system in your life. (Or you could check out the book “Getting Things Done for Teens”, which I’ve heard is significantly less dense and more practical, regardless of the reader’s age.)
  • This Book Changed My Life

    By The Bridge To Eternal Life
    David Allen has truly changed the way I look at all of the things that come my way. This book has helped me create a second brain that has allowed me to handle EVERYTHING in my life with ease and calmness. I am truly grateful for this book and material and really hope everyone reads through it at least once.
  • Getting organized

    By Barberbarb
    David Allen has written a comprehensive book on making those decisions that need to be made and asking the right questions to get it done. I am so glad I came across his book. I am now looking forward to getting organized and completing those tasks that never seem to get done.
  • Please fix the footnotes

    By metal2gold
    Removing a star until the footnotes have been fixed. It's been plenty of time to get this thing done...