David Allen - Getting Things Done

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  1. jmccaverty

    jmccaverty Member

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    From Wikipedia.....not sure if true, but if so OMG what a scam.




    David Allen
    (born December 28, 1945) is a productivity consultant who is best known as the creator of the time management method known as "Getting Things Done".
    He grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana where he acted and won a state championship in debate. He went to college at New College, now New College of Florida, in Sarasota, Florida, and did graduate work in American history at University of California, Berkeley.[2] After graduate school, he began using heroin and was briefly institutionalized.[3] His career path has included jobs as a magician, waiter, karate teacher, landscaper, vitamin distributor, glass-blowing lathe operator, travel agent, gas station manager, U-Haul dealer, moped salesman, restaurant cook,[1] personal growth trainer, manager of a lawn service company, and manager of a travel agency. He is an ordained minister with the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness.[4][5] He claims to have had 35 professions before age 35.[6] He began applying his perspective on productivity with businesses in the 1980s when he was awarded a contract to design a program for executives and managers at Lockheed.
    He is the founder of the David Allen Company, which is focused on productivity, action management and executive coaching. His "Getting Things Done" method is part of his coaching efforts. He was also one of the founders of Actioneer, Inc., a company specializing in productivity tools for the Palm Pilot.
    David Allen Company presenters, not Allen, regularly gives one-day public seminars on Allen's Getting Things Done methodology, which cost approximately $595.[citation needed] Allen himself gives public seminars only occasionally, which cost approximately $995[citation needed]. In 2007, such a seminar from Allen himself went for $595 per person or $20,000 per corporate training session.[1]
     
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  2. jmccaverty

    jmccaverty Member

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    BTW GREAT......... just like the good ol days of SFN and the Howard message board.
     
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    Honkey Donkey Well-Known Member

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    Glass blower ?
    I wonder how long he was blowing Mr. Glass
     
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    kinneyjames Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't get along anywhere, eh?
     
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    Honkey Donkey Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like all those places he worked were done with him .
    Every once in a while we get an asshole like him coming through my company . They come in to change shit and after about 9 months it blows over .
     
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    thats pretty cool. I like my instructors to have lived a lil :jj:
     
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    Apply for a job anywhere with that resume...
     
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    The only thing missing from that resume is failed science fiction writer.
     
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    You know this dude was a male prostitute blowing guys for drugs like in Basketball diaries.
     
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    Pigsaw Well-Known Member

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    Now I see why Howard is so into this guy.o_O
     
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    I thought this was about David Allen Coe and he wrote a sequel to Bus Them Enwords North.
     
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    Chicken Soda Unknown Member

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    What an asshole.

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    I actually laughed out loud when I saw his resume, because I thought for sure it was a joke played by a Stern fan.

    A landscaper, vitamin distributor, glass-blowing lathe operator, travel agent, gas station manager, U-Haul dealer, moped salesman, restaurant cook ... and a karate teacher?

    Yep, yep, yep, yep, yep, yep, yep, yep, yep and YEP:

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    (Confirmed in the CNN profile: "He's been a drug-taking grad-school dropout, a Zen-inspired karate black belt, and a trainer for personal-growth seminars, all before finding his calling at age 36 ...")


    Thus began a spiritual quest that eventually led him in 1971 to John-Roger, an L.A.-based mystic who later formed a church called the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness that has courted controversy and attracted such high-profile adherents as Arianna Huffington.

    "I knew in the first 30 seconds that he didn't give a rat's ass if anybody believed him," Allen says. "He knew what he was talking about."

    This is the guy who's got Howard obsessively cleaning out his email inbox and preaching the gospel of GTD??!!
     
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    That's just great but did he sell Mary K Cosmetics?
     
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    How long is briefly institutionalized ? Long enough the be considered a wack job ?
     
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    Gunk is mental midget to fall for this snake oil salesmans bullshit.
     
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    I think they forgot to add Jackelope farmer to his resume.
     
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