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Getting Things Done
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Getting Things Done By David Allen Hugely popular across disciplines
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Point of the book Empower Relieve stress Achieve Close open loops Allow for productive, focused “space”
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Open loops anything pulling at your attention that doesn’t belong where it is, the way it is. As large as: figure out a summer job As small as: return a phone call to a friend
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Open loop Anything you’ve thought about doing more than once and haven’t acted on
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Goal is to close open loops
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Open loops (things on your mind) exist because You haven’t clarified exactly what the intended outcome is You haven’t decided what the very next step is You haven’t put reminders of the outcome and the action required in a system you trust
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Why close open loops? “This constant, unproductive preoccupation with all the things we have to do is the single largest consumer of time and energy.” Kerry Gleeson, the founder of the Institute for Business Technology
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2010 for the course BUS 101 taught by Professor Romans during the Spring '06 term at Loyola New Orleans.

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