Back to Work

Back to Work

Back to Work is an award winning talk show with Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin discussing productivity, communication, work, barriers, constraints, tools, and more.

Hosted by Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin.

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97: Pope of the Office

December 11, 2012 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 44 minutes • Wiki EntryAfter Dark

TOPIC: Using GTD to sanely and intelligently decide what to do, and when, and where.

This week, Dan and Merlin continue their discussion of David Allen's Getting Things Done system.

Hopping over the basic workflow and setup (you'll definitely need the book for that), this is all about doing—leveraging the horizontal and vertical axes of GTD to intuitively choose exactly the right task at any given moment.

Regardless of interruptions, regardless of unexpected change, and regardless of what you're mindfully not doing.

David Allen calls GTD, "The Art of Stress-Free Productivity," and this is the episode where you'll find out how having put this system in place can yield astronomical improvements in how your actual things get done.

Also included: a teaser for January's "iTunes management" series, plus recommendations for the three best comic series Merlin read this week.

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Uncanny X-Men 141 - 'Days of Future Past'

Merlin sez:

In discussing Bryan Singer's upcoming X-Men movie, I cannot BELIEVE I said, God Loves, Man Kills when I KNEW I meant to say, Days of Future Past. Both comics are classics, I know the movie will be great, and—wow—I feel like just such an idiot.

Back to Work regrets the error!