I have ready many articles about GTD but this one is one of the best. If you need to explain GTD to somebody, or want to instill your GTD methodology onto somebody then I recommend sending them the link to this article in order to get them to understand what GTD is all about.
The article covers some history about David Allen and where he got the inspiration from in order to start the GTD system. I have been studying GTD for quite a few months, and I have read a lot of GTD articles and I learned a lot from reading this one.
David Allen sits in his small office in a cottage behind his house in Ojai, Calif., talking business with a visitor. Suddenly he stops. “That reminds me,” he says. He scribbles the words “bird feed” on a piece of blank notebook paper and tosses it into his inbox.
It’s an ordinary moment in an ordinary day. But for Allen and his legion of followers, it holds the key to salvation. He has emptied his mind of a nagging task, placed it into a trusted system for processing, and casually returned to his conversation. That’s GTD, short for “Getting Things Done,” the prosaic title of his best-selling book.
So, read the article and also use this to pass onto people to show them what the GTD process is all about!