Time Management, GTD and Life Hacking

Tue, 01/20/2009 - 00:42

As a society we spend so much time and energy getting information into and from emails, notes, websites, lectures, chats, blogs and news feeds. But what is all of that worth if we forget what to do next (task management) or we can't find something we had previously found?

Content Management, Knowledge Management and Information Management are all becoming huge 'industry' buzz words but that means nothing if we fail to teach and provide solutions for the 'individual' user/employee. I went to school and received a B.S. in Management in Information Systems, but not one class discussed a micro-system for the user/student. Do any highschools, colleges or corporations seriously teach this critical problem solving issue? A person might learn to recite the Bill of Rights or even design a microprocessor but not know how to manage project tasks and business information until they are thrown into a situation that they cannot manage.

These are the problems that GTD (Getting Things Done) looks at from a task perspective. I also try to find creative ways to manage my own research and information. Here are my Productivity/GTD articles. Some of my favorites are: