David Allen talks about having 35 jobs by the time he was aged 35. What could appear as an erratic career path has seen him work as a performing magician, travel agent and even vitamin salesman. It was in the 80s, though, that David developed his model for increasing productivity and efficiency, one that can be applied on personal and corporate scales. Since then he’s become a leading thinker and author in the field, publishing the bestseller ‘Getting Things Done’ in 2001.
He’s also invested and founded other businesses, such as Auctioneer and the David Allen Company. It’s the David Allen Company that present seminars across the world on productivity and time management. Aside from being an internationally known management consultant and bestselling writer, David Allen has a keen interest in transcendental meditation and the importance of spiritual practices.
In the flurry that is the modern business world, David Allen’s methods have never been more popular or relevant. For those that struggle to bring order to their day or simply find it difficult to get things done, this episode is packed with essential wisdom. We know this week’s show will be worth the listen again and again.