Categories | Bookshelf | David Allen | Getting Things Done | Inspiration
TheSimpleDollar is a website devoted to straightforward talk about personal finance. The author, Trent Hamm, is clearly a David Allen fan (he considers David’s first book, “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” to be one of the ten books that changed his life) and he states up front that he is very excited to have received the book and it is clear that his expectations are quite high before he has even turned a page.
“Making it All Work” does not disappoint him. The review is the most comprehensive I’ve seen to date and provides an excellent summary of what to expect from reading the book completely. What Trent does that you might find especially useful is to help place “Making It All Work” in context – both in the broader sense – which includes explaining how it fits alongside Getting Things Done, but also on a section by section basis by walking us through a good portion of what we can expect to gain by reading the book.
This is not the type of review that leaves you wondering if the author actually read the book he’s reviewing and then just did the most cursory analysis – it is patently obvious that Trent not only read “Making it All Work“, but has taken real time to consider what it means and how to employ that advice in his own life.
If you really want to know what “Making it All Work” is about and more importantly want to know what to expect from reading it this review is the best place you could possibly hope to start. In addition, Trent’s site in general is a wealth of information on personal finance and provides some excellent advice and tools for getting your personal finances under control and getting out from under any debt you might have. During these trying times, we can all benefit from being both more productive as well as more frugal – TheSimpleDollar can help you to do both.