You may be familiar with the book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen. I recommend it if you haven’t read it.

If you want a taste, check out the video below. He’s addressing Google on the core principles of focusing your activity and being clear about decisions. It’s a bit long, but good.

One basic concept…

By leaving something in a visible location you’re automatically giving it a priority. You’re saying something has to be done with that.

David Allen Getting Things Done video


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