Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life

Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life

The long-awaited follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Getting Things Done.

David Allen’s Getting Things Done hit a nerve and ignited a movement with businesses, students, soccer moms, and techies all the way from Silicon Valley to Europe and Asia. Now, David Allen leads the world on a new path to achieve focus, control, and perspective. Throw out everything you know about productivity-- Making It All Work will make life and work a game you can win. For those who have already experienced the clarity of mind from reading Getting Things Done, Making It All Work will take the process to the next level.

David Allen shows us how to excel in dealing with our daily commitments, the unexpected, and the information overload that threatens to drown us. Making It All Work provides an instantly usable, success-building tool kit for staying ahead of the game.

Making It All Work addresses: how to figure out where you are in life and what you need; how to be your own consultant and a CEO of your life; moving from hope to trust in decision-making; when not to set goals; harnessing intuition, spontaneity, and serendipity; and why life is like business and business is like life.

This eagerly awaited follow-up to Getting Things Done is guaranteed to find an audience in today’s competitive business environment and among David Allen’s many fans.

Title:Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780670019953
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    Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life Reviews

  • Gregory

    Let me start out by saying I loved Mr. Allen's first book "Getting Thing's Done" and have put the practices in to place, have sent employees to his seminar and have generally been a cheerleader.This b...

  • Jaqui

    This is billed as a sequel to Allen's Getting Things Done, and as a sequel, it may disappoint those who've already read the first book cover-to-cover, and are desperate for new material. However, as a...

  • Andy

    Listening to this again after a number of years, I realize that David Allen's advice has been very valuable. For example, a "next action" at the end of every meeting has made me and those I work with ...

  • Daniel Dent

    This book feels influenced by critics of Getting Things Done. Much of it feels like he's saying, "yes this is common sense, yes it could be simplified, yes it could be more complicated, etc BUT." So p...

  • Joe Devon

    It was alright. It's a sequel. Add a few things. Repeat a few things. Make a few more bucks on GTD. Overall GTD changed my life, in the sense that I'm much more organized. This wasn't a mind blowing a...

  • Thadeus

    This book is truly the book I needed at this time. Having accumulated more and more responsibilities and areas of focus in my career over the last three years, I have found it difficult to ‘keep up...

  • Andrew

    I strongly recommend this book if you read the first and have been working at applying GTD for a year or more. I first tried to read this about a year after I had read the first GTD book, and put it d...

  • Rebecca

    For those who have read and/or familiar with Allen's Getting Things Done, this is a great follow-up. If you like Allen's strategies for organization and general productivity, but occasionally find you...

  • Abhi Yerra

    Marking It All Work is a continuation of the GTD work that Allen has done continuing on the theme of how to make life and work more productive. I am not a strict adherent to GTD but maybe do 60% of th...

  • Mike Mann

    Good information and relevant anecdotes. A good way to revisit the principles and philosophy behind Getting Things Done in greater depth. Some other reviewers feel this is unnecessary, that the origin...