david allen's new book: making it all work

December 30, 2008 | 1 Comment

David Allen, the author of Getting Things Done, released a new book today. It’s called Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life.

From Amazon’s product description:

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.

I have to admit I am a little skeptical. What I appreciated about Getting Things Done was the simple, practical approach it offered to productivity. It didn’t read like a self-help book. The description above sounds a little self-helpish and that makes me wary. Nevertheless, I’ll likely purchase this book and share my thoughts about it here, but not until Amazon gets the Kindle version down to the standard $9.99 price.

  • Just happened to stumble across your site…look forward to exploring further.

    I eagerly picked up the new book when it first came out. I am rather disappointed by this effort. Don’t get me wrong, it has some good content, but it is a much tougher read then his previous titles. Additionally, there is a lot of time spent convincing the reader on the merits of GTD, which isn’t necessary for those already using GTD.

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