I’ve been meaning to write this post all week. But you know how things are – there is always something better to do, always something more fun, always one excuse or another to put it off. If you are like me and struggle to get things done, then David Allen might be your man. He’s the Mr-Getting-Things-Done of the self-help world, an efficiency guru with 1.3 million Twitter followers, best known for his classic 2002 book Getting Things Done, which still remains a best-seller.
Right now, America needs David Allen. So when he came into the TechCrunchTV studio, I asked him how America, and especially Washington DC, could learn to get things done. What he had to say – both about how to make our politics and personal lives more efficient – might surprise you. If there is one thing you manage to get done today, it should be watching David Allen.
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David Allen is an author, consultant, international lecturer, founder and CEO of the David Allen Company. He is widely recognized as the world’s leading authority on personal and organizational productivity. His thirty years of pioneering research, coaching and education of some of the world’s highest-performing professionals, corporations and institutions, has earned him Forbes’ recognition as one of the top five executive coaches in the United States. He was also named one of the “Top 100 thought leaders” by Leadership...