Getting Things Done

January 2, 2006

Getting Things DoneCutting Edge may be my favorite magazine — not bad for free! (You can also read them online.) Every issue lists the books people refer to in the interviews. But the latest issue featured an interview with the author of a book, followed by the testimonials of a couple of pastors raving about how it changed their lives.

I am hungry to get beyond thinking and talking about the emerging church to concrete action, while also dealing with “stuff” I’m not as excited about but still have to do. So I could not wait to order the book online; I went to a local bookstore and got a copy of Getting Things Done.

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

3 responses to Getting Things Done

  1. let me know what you think, i have a friend who applied a lot of principles from this book and is very happy. the location based planning seems a bit weird to me.

  2. I actually didn’t know what you were referring to because I haven’t read that far in the book. But I just downloaded a piece of software that is supposed to make GTD easier, and here’s what it says:
    “I plan in projects, but I act in contexts. I need both lists, but most other techniques I use end up living in one list or the other. Now I can keep both projects and actions/contexts synchronized.”

  3. I have his books but haven’t read them yet. Though I have taken the advice about e-mail, that they mentioned in Cutting Edge, and that is going well.