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10+ Best Articles on GTD

The most useful articles on GTD from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 GTD Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on GTD by Refind users in 2023 so far.

  1. How to manage your time more effectively (according to machines)
  2. 5 Ways to Simplify Your Life
  3. Forget time management. Master this to meet all your productivity goals
  4. The Case for Current Reality
  5. I Just Discovered Warren Buffet's 25-5 Rule and It's Completely Brilliant

Videos

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Short Articles

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Long Articles

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Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in GTD, including:

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Trello by Atlassian

Trusted by millions, Trello is the visual collaboration tool that creates a shared perspective on any project. ✏️ Need support? Go to: http://trello.com/contact

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Leo Babauta

Creator of Zen Habits. Training in uncertainty. Zen student, vegan, dad, husband.

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Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done® (GTD®) is David Allen's proven path for getting in control of your world and maintaining perspective in your life.

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Fast Company

Inspiring readers to think beyond traditional boundaries & create the future of business. Subscribe to our daily newsletter: http://fastcompany.com/newsletters

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