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Studio Edrisa, an East African multimedia team who produces a weekly radio show called Planet Edirisa, interviewed David Allen about his work and bestselling book Getting Things Done. Here’s an excerpt of the interview:
Did your philosophy come together before you actually wrote the book “Getting Things Done”?
The book was really written after 20 to 25 years of developing and researching the model which was the core of my consulting and training business. I didn’t really know what I figured out concerning methodology and how unique it was for about 10 or 15 years. And finally, when I was able to test it in some of the best, busiest and smartest environments and people in the world, I found out that it really did work universally, and I was ready to put it down into a book form. I actually wrote it as a manual – in case I got run over by a bus I wanted to make sure the knowledge I discovered, uncovered and formulated would be available to everyone.