A concise map of GTD components from a master

The top item in my blog map “in-tray” is a December 1st item: “Share Marc Orchant’s Getting Things Done Map on Blog”.

I had come across Marc Orchant’s MindManager vingnette after reading about it on Pascal Venier’s Productive Workflows blog. I was struck by how his simple “Getting Things Done” map touched on many important concepts and is worthwhile for anyone trying to improve their GTD approach. This is clearly something he practiced and studied and didn’t just write about. I added a viewer link to the map in the wiki Map Library.

I had initially learned about Marc’s work in his review of ResultsManager and subsequently followed his posts on zdnet.com on things like Windows Vista and the Lenovo X60 tablet that led me to buy one for Ms. Activity. He was also an early proponent of GyroQ.

Marc passed away earlier this month of a Sunday morning heart attack at age 50. Over time my RSS feed list has grown with many of the sites being ones that I probably learned of through Marc’s columns. I was struck how connected he was with so many of those writers. Their moving tributes to him provide a dimension you wouldn’t necessarily get as a reader. He clearly lived his lived his life in a way many of us aspire to. As a free lance writer, he leaves behind a wife and two children. One of his close friends has set up a fund to help them through this difficult time.

1 Comment »

  1. ActivityOwner said,

    December 21, 2007 @ 1:42 am

    If you have trouble viewing the map, visit


    to make sure you get the viewer installed.

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