Archive for September, 2007

Fire the oldest 10% of your tasks

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Is the “Review dashboards for aging tasks” action item you added to your list after reading a recent post becoming an aging task itself? Even if you are capturing and completing dozens of tasks each week, a couple of them will invariably be “amorphous blobs” or have something about them that leads you to not […]

Is this really the next action? — new MindReader “b” tag

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

One of the central themes of GTD is learning to recognize when a task on your to-do list is not really the “next action”. David Allen typically points out that “Get New tires” needs to be preceded by “make appointment for tire replacement” and that preceded by “find phone number for garage”. Mal sent along […]

David Allen on Huffington Post

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

The latest newsletter from DavidCo pointed out that David Allen is now writing a weekly GTD article on the Huffington Post. His 2nd contribution, Think Smarter by Capturing your Ideas is absolutely required reading for GyroQ and MindReader users. “How many thoughts and ideas do you have daily which represent useful things to do or […]

MindReader Syntax Updates

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

Jose Miguel has made several great off-line syntax and code suggestions for MindReader that have led to several changes over the past few weeks. The morning’s new version of mindreaderNLP.mmbas has several new features: You can now specify any @context, ^area, resource@, or ~category using the syntax in this sentence. MindReader can usually set these […]

ActivityOwner.Com turns 1.0

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Although the site’s first post was back in August 2006 (Chapter 1), the first visitors started trickling this a year ago this week to read Committed Projects and Next Actions and Top 20 uses of GyroQ”. Since then the site has accumulated just under 25,000 visits and 100,000 page views. That’s not a lot by […]

Import BaseCamp project information into MindManager

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

Basecamp is a popular web-based collaboration tool from 37 Signals that enables project teams to create to do lists, set milestones, and share files over the internet. Basecamp doesn’t have the flexibility, power, or GTD-focused design that ResultsManager provides, but it does appear a bit more easy to use for web-based collaboration. —> While evaluating […]

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