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There’s a terrific new interview with David Allen and Tony Schwartz in the Harvard Business Review. It’s an in-depth discussion of the importance of having a system for making choices wisely and managing your energy effectively.
Being More ProductiveAn Interview with David Allen and Tony Schwartz by Daniel McGinn
Is the secret to effectiveness the right system or the right state of mind? Two leading experts weigh in.David Allen and Tony Schwartz knew of each other’s work for years, but they’d never met. . . . Then last summer Allen dropped in on a presentation that Schwartz was giving at a trade show. In the months since, they’ve gotten together several times to talk about their approaches to improving the performance of knowledge workers. In this edited conversation with HBR, they discuss the distractive pull of e-mail, how they’ve been influenced by each other, and why you should do your most important task first thing in the morning (even though only one of them does).