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David is the international best-selling author of "Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity"; "Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life"; and "Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life".
He is the engineer of GTD®, the popular Getting Things Done® methodology that has shown millions how to transform a fast-paced, overwhelming, overcommitted life into one that is balanced, integrated, relaxed, and has more successful outcomes. GTD's broad appeal is based on the fact that it is applicable from the boardroom to the living room to the class room. It is hailed as "life changing" by students, busy parents, entrepreneurs and corporate executives. David is the Founder and Chairman of the David Allen Company, whose inspirational seminars, coaching, educational materials and practical products present individuals and organizations with a new model for "Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life." He continues to write articles and essays that address today's ever-changing issues about living and working in a fast-paced world while sustaining balance, control, and meaningful focus.
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"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.
The most interconnected generation in history is navigating unimaginable amounts of social pressure, both in personal and online interactions. Very little time, focus, or education is being spent teaching and coaching this generation how to navigate this unprecedented amount of "stuff" entering their lives each day. How do we help the overloaded and distracted next generation deal with increasing complexity and help them not only survive, but thrive? How do we help them experience stress-free productivity and gain momentum and confidence? How do we help them achieve autonomy, so that they can confidently take on whatever comes their way?
Getting Things Done for Teens will train the next generation to overcome these obstacles and flourish by coaching them to use the internationally renowned Getting Things Done methodology. In its two editions, David Allen's classic has been translated into dozens of languages and sold over a million copies, establishing itself as one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. Getting Things Done for Teens will adapt its lessons by offering a fresh take on the GTD methodology, framing life as a game to play and GTD as the game pieces and strategies to play your most effective game. It presents GTD in a highly visual way and frames the methodology as not only as a system for being productive in school, but as a set of tools for everyday life.
Getting Things Done for Teens is the how-to manual for the next generation--a strategic guidebook for creating the conditions for a fruitful and effective future.
Since its publication in 2001, Getting Things Done has become, as Time magazine put it, "the defining self-help business book" of the decade. Having inspired millions of readers around the world, it clearly spoke to an urgent need in an increasingly time-pressured society. Now, in the highly anticipated sequel Making It All Work, Allen unlocks the full power of his methods across the entire span of life and work. While Getting Things Done functioned as an essential tool kit, Making It All Work is an invaluable road map, providing both bearings to help you determine where you are in life and directions on how to get to where you want to go.
With wit, inspiration, and know-how, Allen shows readers how to make things happen—with less effort and stress, and lots more energy, creativity, and effectiveness. Ready for Anything is the perfect book for anyone wanting to work and live at his or her very best.
To piece together sections of 66 plus, individual books over the course of a year or more and understand them as a single completed work can be overwhelming and lead to many different conclusions. Also there is danger in bouncing between or skipping over sections as vital facts can be missed, completely changing a meaning and lesson. This is one of the major reasons why we ended up with dozens of different Christian denominations.
The Bible actually can be easy to read because it flows with a consistent teaching or message throughout. Times change, people and cultures change and circumstances change but what pleases God, and what angers Him does not.
God’s expectations and the way He looks at us has never changed. He has made slight adjustments based on the way we respond and act, as all good parents do, but He never raised or lowered His expectations.
The Bible Simplified is not a system or guide but a long overdue chronology that begins before the creation of mankind, walks you through the garden, through the Old Testament, into the New Testament and through the Apostle’s teachings. This is not a children’s book but an easy read with a level of detail that delivers simple clarity and complete harmony in all of the books that make up the Bible.
Did you know that Jesus repeatedly taught that “many” who call Him Lord will be shocked to learn that He will not allow them into His kingdom?
Did you know Jesus told people who were trying to come to terms with who He claimed to be, to stop, as He explained that “no one is able to come to Him unless the Father enables them”?
How can Jesus’ statements be true and yet be in harmony with Peter’s teaching that God desires that not one person should perish?
Did you know that Jesus forgave many who never asked, while others who asked Him in faith did not necessarily receive His promise?
Jesus strictly forbade His disciples from teaching others that He was the Christ and then instructed them to go and preach? What then did they preach?
Did you know that John the Baptist, the apostles and Paul could not figure out who Jesus was? What is their testimony regarding where their faith came from?
Did you know that Jesus said that those with the revelation of God’s will would be more accountable than those who did not know?
Did you know that Jesus said “whoever believes in me will do the work I have been doing.” When asked why He did not intend to show Himself to the whole world He replied, “those who love me will be doing as I am doing.” So what is Jesus’ explanation of ‘belief, trust and faith’?
Given so many unsettling questions, can we be 100% certain of forgiveness for accepting Jesus as Savior while glossing over many of the other consistent teachings? Let us consider that Jesus, Paul, Peter and John understood perfectly what they were communicating, and so can we, without twisting, omitting or placing greater emphasis on some scriptures over others.
Discover that God has a greater purpose in creating each of us than to sing songs, acknowledge our failures and ask for forgiveness.
Morgen Mathetest, heute Hausaufgaben, Klavierunterricht und Karate-Training: Jugendliche geraten mehr und mehr in einen gefährlichen Strudel aus Alltagsstress, Prüfungsdruck und Zukunftsängsten. Neben den überforderten Teenagern stehen mindestens genauso ratlose Eltern, die sich fragen: Wie können wir unserem Nachwuchs helfen? In seinem neuen Buch liefert David Allen endlich Organisationsstrategien für die nächste Generation. Der Selbstmanagement-Profi sagt nervösen Eltern, wann es besser ist, einfach mal die Klappe zu halten, und erklärt jungen Leuten, wie sie ihren komplizierten Alltag meistern und dabei einen kühlen Kopf bewahren. Ein Buch für alle, die noch lernen müssen!
When it came to religion, ‘faith’ as I saw it was something short of absolute and something only ‘hoped’ for. There is nothing wrong with having hope. Religion aside we can all see that this is an imperfect world in which people have to endure difficult circumstances, loss, mistreatment and the fear of death. So if the thought of a second life after death where everything is perfect gets people through their weeks there is nothing wrong with that hope.
However when people claim to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is a God and a heaven, to me that was anything but certain. People all over the world make identical claims of knowing their god. Most of these different religions have an old ‘book’ about their god which somehow they proclaim is unquestionable proof…..as if any book in and of itself is concrete proof that there is a god and a heaven.
I myself also hoped there was a God and a second life, far better than life in this imperfect world. But again as far as I was concerned there could never be more that ‘hope’ and all religious reasoning and motivational sermons all fall short of seeing and sensing the Creator thus removing all questions.
I was determined to settle the question the only way that would ever be absolute to me. So driving down the road I looked up in the sky and called out to God and to my astonishment my car pulled off the road as God responded by prompting me to write down His revealing words. Returning home after hours of writing on the side of the road the writing and revelation continued for nearly two weeks.
A 42 year old man at the time I was shaken, in fear, wondering why God would speak to me in such depth and maybe more so what I was supposed to do or where my life was to go from there. One thing I knew for certain is that I would never be the same.
A Seekers Story is God’s revelation of Himself to me. I hope that it will become yours.