Recommended GTD Resources

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Recommended GTD Resources

If you’re interested in learning more about the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology here are some additional resources – though this is just the tip of the iceberg – you may wish to check out to get you going:

Official Books And Guides

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity – The book by David Allen that got this whole movement started.

GTD Installation Guide – This comes in letter an A4 size and serves as a great reference guide for when implementing GTD.

Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Getting Things Done – Based off some of his past e-newsletters this offers even more insight into the GTD methodology and other practical tools, tips, and insights.

Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life – This book expands upon the initial GTD book by offering new perspectives on GTD – especially the higher foot views – which is used by many as either a refresher on the methodology or to help them get past certain obstacles.



David Allen at Google – In 2007 Google brought David Allen to speak to some of their employees about GTD and maintaining a “healthy life and work style”

Inbox Zero – Want to know some tricks on getting your email inbox down to zero and keep it that way? Merlin Mann walks you through the process including his GTD-style methods in this video.

Websites And Blog Posts

GTD Times – The official blog for GTD has now been incorporated into their main site and has lots of goodies for GTD practitioners.

Productivity 101: A Primer to the Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy  – Lifehacker’s basic guide to the GTD methodology – though they cover GTD often!

Getting started with “Getting Things Done” – This post by Merlin Mann aims to “provide a gentle, geek-centric introduction to Getting Things Done, so that you can think about whether it might be right for you.”

The Weekly Review: How One Hour Can Save You A Week’s Worth of Hassle and Headache – Another Lifehacker article but this one focuses on the weekly review – a concept that is both foreign and familiar to many.

A Trigger List for Moms and Dads – A GTD practitioner shared with the GTD Times site a story on how parents can use trigger lists complete with examples.

Disclaimer: I have no partnership, affiliation, agreement or other relationship with Getting Things Done, David Allen, or The David Allen Company. I am simply a fan of the GTD method and want to share my insights and personal perspective as I attempt to implement more and more GTD methodologies in my life and hopefully inspire some of you to learn more about the Getting Things Done method as well. All rights to the GTD method belong solely to The David Allen Company.