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An adaptation of the business classic Getting Things Done for teenage readers
The most interconnected generation in history is navigating unimaginable amounts of social pressure, both in personal and online interactions. Very little time, focus, or education is being spent teaching and coaching this generation how to navigate this unprecedented amount of "stuff" entering their lives each day. How do we help the overloaded and distracted next generation deal with increasing complexity and help them not only survive, but thrive? How do we help them experience stress-free productivity and gain momentum and confidence? How do we help them achieve autonomy, so that they can confidently take on whatever comes their way?
Getting Things Done for Teens will train the next generation to overcome these obstacles and flourish by coaching them to use the internationally renowned Getting Things Done methodology. In its two editions, David Allen's classic has been translated into dozens of languages and sold over a million copies, establishing itself as one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. Getting Things Done for Teens will adapt its lessons by offering a fresh take on the GTD methodology, framing life as a game to play and GTD as the game pieces and strategies to play your most effective game. It presents GTD in a highly visual way and frames the methodology as not only as a system for being productive in school, but as a set of tools for everyday life.
Getting Things Done for Teens is the how-to manual for the next generation--a strategic guidebook for creating the conditions for a fruitful and effective future.
About the Author
David Allen is an internationally best-selling author who is widely recognized as the world’s leading expert on personal and organizational productivity. Time magazine called his flagship book, Getting Things Done “the definitive business self-help book of the decade.”
Mike Williams was President & CEO of The David Allen company from 2011 to 2016, is on the board of directors for the Association for Talent Development (td.org), and is the Getting Things Done Enterprise Architect at Zappos.com
Mark Wallace has taught in public schools in Minnesota for over 20 years and has won the TIES Distinguished Educator Award.
“As a GTD devotee for nearly two decades, I know how these principles have transformed my own work life. So I’m thrilled that David Allen is bringing his brilliance to the most important audience of all: Our young people. Today’s teenagers face a tsunami of distractions and pressures. This practical and powerful book will ease their stress and focus their minds in ways that will last a lifetime.”
—Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of When and Drive
“Getting Things Done outlines so many of the keystone habits that allow us to have calmer, more productive, more creative lives. If you learn these techniques when you’re young, they’ll pay off for decades. I can’t think of a better guide for success in life.”
—Charles Duhigg, New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Habit
“The guide every teenager needs to procrastinate less, get more done, and teach your parents a thing or two along the way.”
—Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg
“Read and experiment with this book; your future self will thank you.”
—Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com and New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness
“Getting Things Done for Teens will start an international movement with its super fresh insights and invaluable wisdom for the global youth of today and tomorrow.”
—Stephan M. Mardyks, Founder and CEO of Wisdom Destinations
"I love this book. So timely and relevant. The best way to implement my father's 7 Habits is to live and practice GTD."
—David M. R. Covey, CEO of SMCOV and coauthor of Trap Tales