Download MP3 of "Productive Talk Compilation" As promised, here’s the single-file compilation of the Productive Talk podcast interviews I did with David Allen, the author of Getting Things Done. The final version’s eight episodes clock in at a
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Rework is a podcast by the makers of Basecamp about a better way to work and run your business. While the prevailing narrative around successful entrepreneurship tells you to scale fast and raise money, we think there’s a better way. We’ll take you behind the scenes at Basecamp with co-founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson and bring you stories from business owners who have embraced bootstrapping, staying small, and growing slow.
David Byrne is a Scottish-American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, artist, actor, writer and filmmaker who was a founding member, principal songwriter and lead singer and guitarist of the American new wave band Talking Heads.
Byrne has released solo recordings and worked with various media including film, photography, opera, fiction, and non-fiction. He has received Academy, Grammy, and Golden Globe Awards, and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Bio courtesy of Wikipedia)
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David Byrne has become a scholar and promoter of new good ideas that work in the world.
He finds them in health, education, culture, economics, climate, science & technology, transportation, and civic engagement. He has great examples and great slides—as you might expect from an acclaimed visual as well as musical artist. His goal is to spread the word that there are a LOT of new things that work surprisingly well, and they can be applied far and wide.
He has also delved into history for “sleeping beauties”—brilliant ideas that got overlooked or forgotten but can be revived. He’s interested in how that rediscovery process works and can be made better.
Now 67, David Byrne’s prolific artistic career has earned honors including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Grammy, Golden Globe, and Academy Awards. Most famed for his new-wave band “Talking Heads” (1975-1991), Byrne continues to perform on the road and has made numerous films, books, and graphic art works. He frequently collaborates with Long Now board member Brian Eno.
The Hustle & Flowchart Podcast: How A Simple New Habit Will Change Your Life And Reduce Your Stress - David Allen
One simple question took a 9-year-old boy from wanting to be President of the United States to a completely different path of enlightening millions. Thankfully, David Allen took that question to heart and the Getting Things Done (GTD) method was allowed to be born. After years of field research on productivity, David scored a position with his own productivity mentor, Dean, by handing over a referral to his newfound teacher. Partnering up to experience Dean’s “personal information management” system first hand gave David all the inspiration he needed to create GTD. In this episode, special guest host Marx Acosta Rubio joins in to uncover David’s five-step GTD method, advice on discovering your true life’s purpose, definition of productivity, and beliefs about the link between productivity and spiritual discovery. If a productive and focused mind is what you crave, be sure to check out this podcast
with Marx Acosta Rubio and this episode
with Brad Spencer. “I haven’t had anybody give me any reason that halfway in between works.”- David Allen Some Topics We Discussed Include:
Is the secret to success best discovered by taking a nap? These are the types of people most attracted to the GTD method David’s definition of productivity is simple-achieving the desired result Once you can get to the “why” of the goals you believe you want to achieve, surprising shifts to your goals themselves can happen Does productivity actually lead to spiritual enlightenment? Once you accept you are a creator, you can get on with the process of intuitive prioritizing Of the five steps in the GTD method, this is the one new adopters tend to struggle with more often If you’re struggling with adopting GTD, the answer is usually in your list (or lack thereof) David’s suggestion on the best tool to create your GTD lists The question that shifted David’s trajectory from the presidency What exactly is a scuzz factor? Why pigeonholes are meant for birds and not your context lists When your creative process slows, it’s an indication it’s time for more of this The shift from stress minded into options minded Can productivity smell like a leather wallet?
Contact David Allen:
Reach David and his team on his website Follow along with the GTD method on Facebook Get inspired by GTD on Instagram
References and Links Mentioned:
Getting Things Done by David Allen
Getting Things Done For Teens by David Allen
The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch
The Power of Habits by Charles Duhigg
Breaking Rank by Steven Coutinho
The Secret Life of Trees by Colin Tudge
52 Productivity Principles for Getting Things Done by David Allen
Making It All Work by David Allen BJ Fogg’s Tiny Habits
Marx Acosta Rubio - How To Achieve Massive Success In Whatever You Do
Brad Spencer - How To Find And Focus Solely On The Things That Suit You Best If your own GTD “weekly review” has you feeling stagnant, maybe it’s time to partner up inside the Advisory to get you into action.
This week we discuss how and why mental health has become a growing political issue. What are the differences in the way the political parties approach this problem? Is it something that unites or divides people across generations and classes? And what can politicians do to help us cope? Plus we talk about whether politics itself has become a more stressful job than it used to be. With Helen Thompson and Chris Brooke.
This second episode was originally recorded in March, abruptly ended, and then was not completed until April due scheduling. In it, Chris and I discuss the hot topic of Facebook scandals and where you might go if you decide to leave Facebook. Show Notes The originating articles that kicked off the…
John Siracusa returns to the Mac Power Users to talk about his favorite workflows and apps. We also spend some time getting John’s opinion about where the Mac is and where it is heading.
Who even cares about design & designers? by Daniel Burka, Mike Davidson, Mia Blume, & Amélie Lamont at Front Salt Lake City 2017
"Of all the echo chambers in the world, the one labeled “Design” may be the most echo-y. And of the seven billion people on the planet, there are arguably very few who know what Design is, what a Designer does, or how things are made better because of them. Do Designers even know? Do they care? Does it matter? Really? Our panel of pundits will get into the nitty gritty of what Design is, who Designers are, and how (or IF) things can be made better by each."
David Baddiel tries to make sense of the computing service called the cloud.
David Demaree reminds us of the value of simplicity, brevity, and editing. He encourages us to know who are users are and where they’re coming from. He inspires us not to get too wrapped up into the closeness of our own material and not take the criticism of our work too personally. He also teaches us the importance of staying in touch with the community and to read as much as we can.
David Demaree is a software maker, speaker and blogger. He’s the author of newly released A Book Apart published, Git for Humans. He’s a product manager, designer and web developer for everyone’s favorite groundbreaking font-service software, Adobe Typekit. He’s one of the lucky ones who can say he works really close to a great coffee place…called his kitchen.
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