David Allen’s classic Getting Things Done (GTD) has sold over a million copies and has been translated into dozens of languages, making it the bible of stress-free productivity and the ultimate book on personal organization. Time magazine called it “the definitive business self-help book of the decade.”
Allen, now with Mike Williams and Mark Wallace, turns his attention to the next generation with Getting Things Done for Teens: Take Control of Your Life in a Distracting World (A Penguin Books Original), a strategic guidebook for creating the conditions for a fruitful and effective future.
The world has changed exponentially in the past decade. We have entered an age of massive digital connectivity. There is more information, more communication, more inputs—more “stuff”—than ever before. In spite of these changes, we are educating the next generation in much the same way as we always have. Overload and distraction are real pitfalls in the lives of teenagers and can be powerful, addicting, even crippling.
Getting Things Done for Teens offers a fresh take on the GTD methodology. It presents GTD in a highly visual way and frames the methodology as not only as a system for being productive in school, but as a set of tools for everyday life. It is about establishing some simple behaviors and some patterns of thinking that give better control over the stuff coming at us, better perspective to help know where we are heading, and simple thought processes that can be applied to any situation and can lead to desired results.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS: David Allen is an international best-selling author who is widely recognized as the world's leading expert on personal and organizational productivity. Mike Williams was President & CEO of The David Allen company from 2011 to 2016. Mark Wallace has taught in public schools in Minnesota for over 20 years and has won the TIES Distinguished Educator Award.
David Allen: twitter.com/gtdguy
Mike Williams: twitter.com/gtdmw
Mark Wallace twitter.com/markbwallace
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