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07-07-2004, 11:47 PM
Can someone tell me if the other book - ready for anything - is worth a read or is it the same stuff as in GTD recycled
no offence - but I am working hard on th GTD book and only want to use another if it will add value to my system
07-08-2004, 12:22 AM
It contains supplementary information and is based on David's e-newsletter "Principles of Productivity". You can implement GTD without it but you can also find here some new refreshing ideas.
07-08-2004, 07:18 AM
I would say that the two books are complimentary. The GTD book is an excellent how-to book, but the RfA book has given me a lot of insight into my behavior. For me, the first book is more about doing and the second more about the psychology of doing (or not doing). Oddly, I responded more to the RfA CD's than the book, but the reverse was true for the GTD book/CD. Try looking at the RfA book after you have set up your initial system, especially if some aspects are not going as well as you would like.
07-08-2004, 08:36 AM
GTD is the process book. You really need to read that, or attend a seminar, to learn GTD. Ready for anything is a good supplement. It's mostly motivational, personal insights and relevant quotes. I try to read a couple of chapters a week. It's not necessary, but it is worth a read.
07-08-2004, 03:35 PM
"Getting Things Done" will teach you everything that you need to know about setting up David's methodologies and implementing them in your life. If you really want to delve into the deeper reasoning behind the methodologies and get a lot of helpful hints and tips into how you work and how you can use that knowledge to improve your own system, you will want to read Ready for Anything.
By the way, we do have a discussion board where we discuss the book at: