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Laugh of the Week: Having trouble with GTD? Try WSD.

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Or, why I still won’t allow my wife to make a list of things for me to do…

For the last couple of days I’ve been working on a review of a program that implements David Allen’s Getting Things Done techniques using your Macintosh. Now, I have to admit that my organizational techniques are far less, shall we say, organized than those espoused by Mr. Allen. Sure, I know what’s on my desktop, and how to find it. I also know what bills I have to pay, when without having to use a calendar to remind me and Quicken to help me get the job done. But my  day-to-day organizational methods run more to Moleskines and Pentel pencils than to elaborate organizational systems. So when, after reading my initial draft of the review, my editor sent me this link I pretty nearly wet my pants. Very funny and right on target for the likes of organizational losers such as myself.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

April 3rd, 2007 at 5:50 pm

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  1. Hey Jeff,

    I read your review of QB ’07 for MacWorld and have some questions about the program. Well, struggles, actually. Can I write to you directly? Couldn’t find your email address here on the blog and just thought I’d ask.

    I’m an Apple Certified Consultant and after years of doing it part time, launched a full time practice that’s booming. I picked up QB ’07 a few months back and am just finding the program really hard to work with. Not having a lot of success customizing the invoices and the sync features are overwriting my Address Book!

    Anyway, I’m just wondering if I can ask you a few specific questions about how you’ve managed to get the program to work so well for you since you’ve written flatteringly of it.

    Shall I assume you believe there to be no other serious alternatives to it?


    Mick (you have my email address should you wish to write directly to me)

    Mick Guinn

    7 Apr 07 at 10:45 am

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