After an invite from Next Action Associates to come to Google Campus and listen to David Allan talk about GTD. As always the brief talk brought about some thought provoking insights and humour that you come to expect from David Allen.

David Allan at Google Campus

The question section as always came round to discussing email and the other inputs that as knowledge workers need to make decisions on every day, with the resounding advice

  • “that the beast is out of the barn and we need to deal with it."
  • “you need to get over it and make the time to think about your work"

These are paraphrased but help to get the points across.

It was also reassuring to have it reiterated that technology is not the answer to GTD but an understanding of the process is. Although it was discussed that technology is now getting to the point that it can become effective in managing project support material.

David also mentioned a technology partnership to develop GTD software, I am looking forward to see how this turns out.

Once again I would like to thank Next Action Associates for the invitation.