I'm 3/4 through the book and curious to hear other's thoughts on two points not addressed (so far):
1) How much time do people typically spend on GTD overhead? I often feel like I spend an inordinate % of time reviewing lists and calender...what is a reasonable range? 1% of work time? 10%? 30%?
How does this depend on job description? Someone who's job consisted entirely of management might conceivably spend 100% of thier time on GTD overhead, their own lists and those of others?
I probably spend 15-20% of my total work time managing lists and reference in my existing, pre-GTD honed system.
2) Really following GTD from 50k feet to runway (or the other way around) seems functionally like a life philosophy...a secular religion of sorts.
It seems as though it fits best with certain personality types, occupations, and cultures It fits me pretty well, for instance, but I know plenty other folks who I can't see going far down this road.
I'd like to hear more about:
=Who does GTD fit? How to adapt? What use is it, if any, to spacy, artistic people? Non-linear thinkers?
=What other approaches to life does it dovetail with, and how? When do you set aside your lists and just steer by gut? (What are limitations of GTD for all folks? LOVE and GTD thread http://www.davidco.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5723 had me in stitches)