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The Art of Getting Things Done (GTD)

Book cover of David Allen's Getting Things DoneWe have all sorts of gadgets that can do great things, but more gadgets can merely mean more mechanisms to channel more work to us more often. Can we use our technology to get things done faster? Technological gadgetry has efficiently maximized the channeling of work to us but most folks have yet to learn how to efficiently use technology to process this voluminous never-ending work stream. A potential solution is to apply the principles of Getting Things Done or GTD.

What Is GTD?

Getting Things Done (GTD) is a popular personal productivity time-management system developed by David Allen. GTD doesn't require any sort of specific software. GTD only requires a mindset, though it should be noted there are countless GTD apps and tools out there for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS systems. GTD has an ardent following among knowledge workers in particular, a group distinguished in my opinion, as a breeding ground for innovative concepts in project and time management (e.g., Agile, Kanban, Scrum, and the list goes on).

I have been doing GTD for a couple years now. I can honestly say it has made a huge impact in my effectiveness in both a professional and personal capacity.  I have a full-time job and a private business with a small client portfolio. I also need to keep my skills fresh, occasionally work on a fiction project or two, help others with websites, and do the best job I can - I saved the most important for last - as a family man. I need to master the art of Getting Things Done.

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Scratch Writing Is Pleased To Announce The Holiday Cafè - An Awesome Pittsburgh Literary Web Magazine

altPITTSBURGH - Scratch Writing, Inc. is pleased to announce a new web magazine, The Holiday Cafè. The web magazine aims to showcase local artists, writers, photographers based in the Pittsburgh area.

Managing editor of the The Holiday Cafè is Nicole Sebula, a Pittsburgh-based writer who also works at the University of Pittsburgh. Nicole comes from a background of literary magazines, which include The New Yinzer. She has also written her own book, My Crazy Life, and is currently working on another one.

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