The Deipnosophist

Where the science of investing becomes an art of living

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Location: Summerlin, Nevada, United States

A private investor for 20+ years, I manage private portfolios and write about investing. You can read my market musings on three different sites: 1) The Deipnosophist, dedicated to teaching the market's processes and mechanics; 2) Investment Poetry, a subscription site dedicated to real time investment recommendations; and 3) Seeking Alpha, a combination of the other two sites with a mix of reprints from this site and all-original content. See you here, there, or the other site!

02 February 2008

Getting Things Done

David Allen, and his Getting Things Done, have danced in my consciousness for nigh on 2 years. Alas, that was all I knew; I had failed to discover more.

Until now. Thanks to this ~46 minute video of his presentation at the Googleplex, and that really does not get going until ~20 minutes in, I know a whole lot more. GTD is more, much more, than my assumption about a master to-do list; it is about ordering chaos at work, and in your life. I already use -- and of my own creation but nonetheless enjoy -- his Matrix and notion of clear space. Yes, it all is common sense, I suppose, but when has "common" ever meant used?

David's approach, as he says in the video, is system agnostic. Which means no more complaining; watch the video, and then change your life. Now.
-- David M Gordon / The Deipnosophist

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