April 15, 2009 by Ryan Heathers
As a side-note, I’m guessing all the GTD pen-and-paper purists were probably thrilled to see this. I notice that no corners were torn off for some ad-hoc capture tool purposes. Those purists must have remembered to bring their GTD Notetaker Wallets with them to the Summit.
PS. If you are a productivity oriented individual with a strong commitment to GTD and Lotus Notes, keep eProductivity in mind. It's a growing company.
April 11, 2009 by Ryan Heathers
If you are a pro at the typewriter, you are a Stone Age relic. A silent film company competing for a Super Bowl ad slot.
Right? Well, let’s not be hasty.
The point is, be careful before adopting new technology into your main workflow systems. A computer word processer (generally) beats the typewriter by five lengths in the Productivity Derby, but not always in the short term sprint.
The typewriter vs. word processor is just an example. Being a pro at an old technology can be more productive than being a novice at a new technology. Unless you have the time and interest to waste spend time tinkering with new gadgets, revamping your system can be a black hole of time. And remember, not all new tech is progressive. Faster does not always mean better.
I thought it very telling that the majority of speakers and panelists at the Summit used paper and pen as their main capture tools. At least that was my perception.
Before adopting new tech, make sure the switching costs make sense.
This is all common advice but applicable because the peer pressure to be on the cutting edge can be intense.
April 8, 2009 by Ryan Heathers
What struck me as particularly clever about the theater was its location: one end of the exhibit hall. By positioning it this way, a lot more traffic got sent by the exhibit booths.
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March 5, 2009 by Eric Mack
If you are planning to attend, please plan to stop by and say hello, We look forward to meeting you!
If you need passes, we have a few passes left. Details here.
March 1, 2009 by Eric Mack
Guest post by Wendy Mack:
Next week, my sister Amy and I will be accompanying our father to the GTD Summit; we will be assisting him at the eProductivity pedestal in the product showcase. We will help people learn how we use Notes, eProducivity and Mr. Allen's GTD methodology to get things done.
As part of my preparation, I created two documents to help my sister and me prepare for the Summit. I have learned that it is helpful to map out the people we might meet and connect this to a picture so that if we meet them we have a reference point. So that is what I did.
My father encouraged me to share these maps on his blog so that whoever is interested can use them to plan for the conference.
The first mind map contains all of the information relevant to the GTD Summit (speakers, agenda, exhibitors, etc.)
The the second map contains information about key people at the David Allen Company - many of whom will be attending the Summit.
I hope that this information helps. My sister and I look forward to helping and learning.
Update: I created these in MindManager 7. Use the free MindManager viewer to read these maps.
February 18, 2009 by Eric Mack
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February 11, 2009 by Eric Mack
It's also a time of extraordinary opportunity.
We no longer live in a make-it-and-move-it society where productivity can be measured by parts produced, raw materials consumed or time spent. For knowledge work, we need a new productivity equation.
Over on the Notes On Productivity blog, I've posted some of my thoughts on the GTD Summit and why I think it's important to focus on the methodology of productivity.
If you do plan to attend the GTD summit, let me know! Hopefully, I will see you there!
February 11, 2009 by Eric Mack
I've blogged about this formula before, so I won't go into detail here, but I do want to point out two things: First, notice that the value created is the result of not one but three factors: Knowledge, Methodology, and Technology (or tools). Each play an important role in the productivity equation. Second, these factors are multipliers - changing any one of them has the potential to greatly effect the outcome or "value" created.
Unfortunately, many people focus on the tools they use or even what they know while giving little attention to the methodology - the process - they use to get things done.
It's in economic times like this when the improved productivity of organizations and the people within them becomes critical. It's also in these times that our ability to maintain personal focus and control are key to success. I've blogged a lot about my success using the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology an important part of my personal productivity tool kit. My friend and long-time client, David Allen, creator of this methodology, has been a pioneer in finding ways to increase our productivity by changing the way we think about the work we do.
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