Expert Picks: David Allen

Productivity guru and bestselling author David Allen is considered the leading authority on personal and professional time management. His secret? “Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.” Check out his famous ‘Getting Things Done’ method and compare it to some other top productivity systems that have been tried and tested by the Blinkist team.
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Getting Things Done by David Allen
Getting Things Done
David Allen

In Getting Things Done (2001), David Allen introduces his famous system for stress-free productivity. With this system, you can face an overwhelming amount of things to do, but still be productive, creative and relaxed as you tackle them.

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Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy
Eat That Frog!
Brian Tracy

Eat That Frog! is all about overcoming procrastination and learning to manage your time. It’s normal to feel drowned in work, but when you learn to “eat your frogs” – meaning do your most important tasks first – you’ll work more efficiently and be happier too.

Making It All Work by David Allen
Making It All Work
David Allen

These blinks build on the principles laid down in David Allen’s previous time-management smash hit, Getting Things Done (also available in blinks). It explains how you can manage your tasks and pursue your meaningful life goals.

Ready for Anything by David Allen
Ready for Anything
David Allen

In Ready for Anything, productivity expert David Allen presents a variety of techniques that will help you clear your mind and your desk, deal with the things that hold you back, and prepare for all the creative, challenging and rewarding projects that...

The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
The Checklist Manifesto
Atul Gawande

Drawing from his experience as a general surgeon, Atul Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto (2009) reveals startling evidence on how using a simple checklist can significantly reduce human error in complex professions such as aviation, engineering and medicine.

Organize Tomorrow Today by Dr. Jason Selk, Tom Bartow and Matthew Rudy
Organize Tomorrow Today
Dr. Jason Selk, Tom Bartow and Matthew Rudy

Organize Tomorrow Today (2015) is the definitive guide to achieving a successful career and fulfilling life. These blinks offer you valuable information, giving you the tools to unlock the power of your mind, increase your self-confidence and become your most productive...

Personal Kanban by Jim Benson & Tonianne DeMaria Barry
Personal Kanban
Jim Benson & Tonianne DeMaria Barry

Personal Kanban (2011) is an adaptable tool for visually oriented people. It’ll help you to organize your life and your work, and to strike a balance between the two. These blinks teach you how to set up your own Kanban and how to put it into action, thereby maximizing ...

Singletasking by Devora Zack
Devora Zack

Singletasking (2015) tackles some of the common myths surrounding multitasking and productivity. Full of practical advice and tricks to help you get more from your day, Singletasking clearly demonstrates how immersive focus on a single task leads to a more effi...

The Pomodoro Technique by Francesco Cirillo
The Pomodoro Technique
Francesco Cirillo

The Pomodoro Technique presents a simple yet effective method of structuring your workday. This method helps to overcome your lack of motivation by cutting large or complex tasks into small, manageable chunks. Using these techniques, you will gain more control over your...

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