How David Allen Gets Things Done

In this video David Allenshows us his desk and the way he organizes his work. I highly recommend listening to his Getting Things Done audio-book. It’s very easy to listen to (I did it while traveling by train) and a great guide to get organized and do so much more in less time. Being organized also makes you think less about ‘stuff that doesn’t matter’ so you have more time to create whatever you want and you’ll be more creative because your mind is more quiet.


I’m not sure if tidyness and being well organized stimulates creativity. Mr. Allen talks and behaves quite rigid. Tidyness also can become an obsession!

Nice article about chaos and creativity:

geplaatst door jeee op 02.16.09 om 2:46 pm

@jeee: Yes, tidyness can become an obsession. But that’s the point where you start thinking too much about something. The tidyness itself doesn’t cause the problem then. It’s the person that has taken it a step too far. In general tidyness does help stimulate true creativity.

geplaatst door Fresh Creation op 02.16.09 om 3:34 pm

@jeee: PS: Thanks for sharing the link. 😉

geplaatst door Fresh Creation op 02.16.09 om 3:35 pm
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