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Secret Academy Episode - David Allen

David Allen has been called one of the world's most influential thinkers on productivity and has been a keynote speaker and facilitator for such organizations as New York Life, the World Bank, the Ford Foundation, L.L. Bean, and the U.S. Navy, and he conducts workshops for individuals and organizations across the country. He is the president of The David Allen Company and has more than twenty years’ experience as a management consultant and executive coach. His work has been featured in Fast Company, Fortune, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. Getting Things Done has been published in twelve foreign countries and in over 28 languages. GTD helps you achieve and maintain that optimal condition, by using your mental energies to think about things rather than think of them.

Lesson's in Today's Interview:
  • People do their best when they are faced with adversity
  • Things people need to stop doing to get more focused
  • Being appropriately engaged in your life to focus on what’s important
  • Staying realistic in your commitment to projects
  • Things you should do to be as productive as possible
  • Steps to get from chaos to under control
  • How to prioritize your tasks
  • Capture things that you do not need to think about in a paper planner
  • How young people can avoid doing too many things at once
  • Where can people get the book “Getting Things Done”
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