Tuesday, March 3, 2009

David Allen - Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done (commonly abbreviated as GTD) is an action management method created by David Allen, described in this book (download the pdf here).

GTD rests on the principle that a person needs to move tasks out of the mind by recording them externally. That way, the mind is freed from the job of remembering everything that needs to be done, and can concentrate on actually performing those tasks. By thus relying on external memories, GTD can be seen as an application of the scientific theories of distributed cognition or the extended mind.

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