Oct 25, 2020
Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life
Posted by DavidAllen

The long awaited follow up to the New York Times bestseller Getting Things Done.David Allen s Getting Things Done hit a nerve and ignited a movement with businesses, students, soccer moms, and techies all the way from Silicon Valley to Europe and Asia Now, David Allen leads the world on a new path to achieve focus, control, and perspective Throw out everything you know aThe long awaited follow up to the New York Times bestseller Getting Things Done.David Allen s Getting Things Done hit a nerve and ignited a movement with businesses, students, soccer moms, and techies all the way from Silicon Valley to Europe and Asia Now, David Allen leads the world on a new path to achieve focus, control, and perspective Throw out everything you know about productivity Making It All Work will make life and work a game you can win For those who have already experienced the clarity of mind from reading Getting Things Done, Making It All Work will take the process to the next level David Allen shows us how to excel in dealing with our daily commitments, the unexpected, and the information overload that threatens to drown us Making It All Work provides an instantly usable, success building tool kit for staying ahead of the game.Making It All Work addresses how to figure out where you are in life and what you need how to be your own consultant and a CEO of your life moving from hope to trust in decision making when not to set goals harnessing intuition, spontaneity, and serendipity and why life is like business and business is like life This eagerly awaited follow up to Getting Things Done is guaranteed to find an audience in today s competitive business environment and among David Allen s many fans.

  • Title: Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life
  • Author: DavidAllen
  • ISBN: 9780670019953
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Making It All Work Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life The long awaited follow up to the New York Times bestseller Getting Things Done David Allen s Getting Things Done hit a nerve and ignited a movement with businesses students soccer moms and techies

    Gregory

    Let me start out by saying I loved Mr Allen s first book Getting Thing s Done and have put the practices in to place, have sent employees to his seminar and have generally been a cheerleader.This book falls flat This is what it felt like Mr Allen was saying to me 1 You DIDN T understand what I was trying to say in my first two books.2 You CAN T understand what it was I was trying to say in my first two books.3 Let me make this academic and less understandable so I can write another book to tell [...]


    Andy

    Listening to this again after a number of years, I realize that David Allen s advice has been very valuable For example, a next action at the end of every meeting has made me and those I work with qualitatively effective This seems obvious now, but I had not seen it modeled in meetings I went to I just used the Control Perspective model this past week again to help with a management issue Allen s advice is what you might call life hacks for the current environment of decision overload that many [...]


    Jaqui

    This is billed as a sequel to Allen s Getting Things Done, and as a sequel, it may disappoint those who ve already read the first book cover to cover, and are desperate for new material However, as a revision of the original GTD system, it s exactly what I was looking for Getting Things Done contained a lot of useful information, but was deeply lacking in some places the horizons of focus, for one, were mentioned, but not really expanded on, and I was left with the feeling I was supposed to be e [...]


    Daniel

    This book feels influenced by critics of Getting Things Done Much of it feels like he s saying, yes this is common sense, yes it could be simplified, yes it could be complicated, etc BUT So parts are essay about those BUT s to critics This book does not stand on its own You really must have read Getting Things Done Because it was fresh in my mind, I liked a lot in here Just wish there was something new and thought provoking It s always good to refresh yourself, but I was hoping for You re gett [...]


    Joe Devon

    It was alright It s a sequel Add a few things Repeat a few things Make a few bucks on GTD Overall GTD changed my life, in the sense that I m much organized This wasn t a mind blowing addition but a good one Start with GTD first though.


    Rebecca

    For those who have read and or familiar with Allen s Getting Things Done, this is a great follow up If you like Allen s strategies for organization and general productivity, but occasionally find yourself falling off the wagon, this book will help.The book elucidates the major mindsets crucial to GTD, but sometimes gets too wrapped up in its philosophical approach The horizons of focus will cloud your system if you worry about implementing them as actual components, rather than a way to encapsul [...]


    Andrew

    I strongly recommend this book if you read the first and have been working at applying GTD for a year or I first tried to read this about a year after I had read the first GTD book, and put it down in disappointment I was caught up in the fussiness of realising GTD through software Org Mode in this case an easy mistake to make, given how much is written on the web from this point of view, and also just how much wrangling with messy and incomplete commitments I encountered Coming back to this bo [...]


    Jay

    I read and enjoyed Getting Things Done a few years ago, and implemented his system in my own way, unsuccessful in the end, but knowing This is like a brand extension of his first book, adding a bit where things were not made clear in the original, and repeating some of the basics Sort of a Double Stuf Oreo of a book Like the Double Stuf, I found this one not very necessary when you have the original, but there are circumstances where it has some value For me, that was mostly for topics relating [...]


    Abhi Yerra

    Marking It All Work is a continuation of the GTD work that Allen has done continuing on the theme of how to make life and work productive I am not a strict adherent to GTD but maybe do 60% of the tasks that Allen recommends and even just doing that has been great to focus me into what I am trying to achieve and create.The main things I took out of the book Have a place where you write everything This one has helped me the most as it empties out my head of all the ideas good and bad Have next ac [...]


    Mike Mann

    Good information and relevant anecdotes A good way to revisit the principles and philosophy behind Getting Things Done in greater depth Some other reviewers feel this is unnecessary, that the original GTD book has everything you need, and it should be easy to decide for yourself which camp you re in.My only major criticism is it feels like David Allen wants you to know how smart he is by beating you over the head with his vocabulary It s not that the words are inappropriate or used incorrectly B [...]


    Christopher Okolo

    So the basic is that write what you think on paper and organise your self simple


    Thadeus

    This book is truly the book I needed at this time Having accumulated and responsibilities and areas of focus in my career over the last three years, I have found it difficult to keep up with all the things that need to be done I have heard of GTD before, but haven t read the book I think this may have made it a little harder to take everything in as I read, but I still feel like this was the best book for giving me clarity in the possibility of making it all work.The Control Perspective graphi [...]


    Bartłomiej Kurzyk

    Do Davida Allena nie mog podej oboj tnie Jestem fanem Z GTD jest troch tak, e do pe nej aplikacji systemu trzeba dojrze M j pierwszy kontakt to jakie 10 lat temu i pe na koncentracja na operacyjnej cz ci GTD listy zada , projekt w, archiwum, proces itp Im dalej w las tym bardziej czuj potrzeb skorzystania ze strategicznych element w systemu horyzonty skupienia, cele wizja itp Jednocze nie jestem mocno zainteresowany pog bieniem wiedzy na temat wszystkich element w, kt re ju stosuj , nie zawsze z [...]


    Jeff Yoak

    Making It All Work is a great sequel to Getting Things Done The Art of Stress Free Productivity GTD really changed my life and helped me to get control of the things that I m doing This book came along just in time to help me broaden my scope of attention and planning just when having control was starting to make me yearn for a bit direction I would recommend this book to anyone, but personally I do think it should follow GTD If I had encountered this book first, I think I would have been left [...]


    Rukshana

    I really liked the first chapter or two of this book and the chapters on perspective toward the end He expands on the different levels of perspective in this book, something that was lacking somewhat in Getting Things Done The appendices were really helpful as well good to have some visual aids to the concepts in the book and it saved me all the notetaking I did with his first book David Allen always has something interesting to say, and it amazes me how he can expand so much and add value to wh [...]


    Alissa Thorne

    This book went beyond the productivity and organizational system introduced in GTD, and focused on the higher levels of life management It covered many of the things that I had big question marks around at the end of GTD what about responsibilities, long term goals How do I make sure I m keeping track of the things that matter, and not getting mired in the day to day tasks While it addressed these questions, the tone of the book was both self helpey than GTD, and less refined The horizons of fo [...]


    Mike Gibbs

    Fantastic discussion about how accomplishing your tasks and keeping your life organized is the REAL secret to work life balance We all know that feeling of being in the zone and that s the sort of feeling that David Allen wants people to experience as often as possible he uses the phrase having a mind like water to describe it Allen has a unique perspective that at the end of the day, you just have a list of things you feel like you need to do and you will feel stress and angst over those things [...]


    Ron

    This book digs a little deeper into the principles Allen laid out in Getting Things Done, spending a bit time on each of the steps in his process for dealing with what s on your mind, and on the varying levels of perspective we have on our life, from fundamental principles to that thing we ve got to do right now It s an inspiring system for gaining control and perspective over your life, enabling you to move forward with greater clarity.I m still learning to apply GTD consistently, but every st [...]


    Don Mario

    Mi sembra doveroso un chiarimento il contenuto del libro merita 5 stelle Il metodo GTD il consiglio professionale pi efficace che abbia mai ricevuto Le 3 stelle si riferiscono alla qualit del libro trattandosi di una rivisitazione di Detto, fatto L arte dell efficienza, dopo circa due decenni di applicazione, mi sarei aspettato qualcosa di pi quanto a sintesi nell esposizione e concretezza nei consigli.Resta che, se non conoscete il GTD, almeno uno dei due libri dovete proprio leggerlo


    Shawn Camp

    Now I ve read Getting Things Done and implemented the GTD process I though this book would help explain some things I may have not focused entirely on and help me reach the mind like water stage Not only did it explain those areas, it helped me focus on every area I was weak in but didn t realize it This book re energized the entire process and I thought I was already excited for the process before that thank you, thank you, thank you


    Cathleen

    Ehhh I like David Allen s system, but this book was hard to get through It tended to be redundant and wordy He could have edited the book to highlight and explain his core principles and have added additional strategies It would have been a productive use of time to reread Getting Things Done.


    Derek Neighbors

    Really good content, but a lot of rehashing from original GTD If you haven t read GTD in a while or are on a GTD kick this is great supplemental material It is pretty dry so unless it s a topic you are really interested in you will have a hard time getting through it.


    loafingcactus

    My productive advice for the day is to read Getting Things Done and call it done There s nothing really wrong with the book, it just isn t necessary.


    Nessy Dimitrova

    I read this book thanks to Blinkist.And it actually heightened my fucking stress levels I listened to his first book yesterday, which was complicated enough This book not only repeated some of the things from the first book, but it added extra information, which was even confusing I am dissatisfied.The key message in this book To be productive you must take control of your daily actions Start capturing all your ideas and tasks on paper, and organize them into meaningful hierarchies according to [...]


    Erica

    This was a great read even the second or third time around It helped me realize what I need to focus on to get my life re organized and find ways to continue to move my life forward, no matter what chaos the universe may through my way And does it like to I also feel this would still be a good starter for someone not familiar with GTD as it shows the structure, skills, and processes needed to pick it up and utilize it in the most useful and efficient way possible I love Getting Things Done and h [...]


    Sherry Lee

    David Allen makes some valid points in his followup to his quintessential productivity hit Getting Things Done, which I ve read twice I swear by this method However, the first ten chapters of Making It All Work are repeats of GTD but with less specificity While I agree with his assertion that you need a way to control and manage the inputs to your brain GTD and that needs to be balanced against perspective, I thought this book was unnecessary He could have included a few expanded chapters about [...]


    Tinesh

    Making It All Work is all about expanding on the GTD system author David Allen has gifted us with I must admit, though I was first introduced to GTD 5 years ago in 2012, only now I ve been able to fully grasp its incredible utility I ve since set up GTD and started using it successfully The reason I picked up this book was because I felt that gnawing sense of incompleteness As if something was amiss in my GTD system Reading his book has helped me refresh on the basics of GTD and gave me some inv [...]


    Yulia Mikhaleva

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    Stephen

    Mainly a companion piece to the original Getting Things Done The first half of the book talks about the why of GTD and smooths off some of the rough edges of the first book The second half of the book dives into the horizons of focus, which was a part of GTD that definitely needed some expanding on It gave me some ideas of how to revamp my current system with a better understanding of the runway, 10k, 20k, etc foot horizons.


    Matt Horne

    Just stick with his getting things done book This one was mostly fluffy stuff to make the book long enough Not much meat I did have some highlights and useful buts, but they re not as abundant as in GTD.



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