Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

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Ask HN: Book Recommendations?

mbrd: Some people I have spoken to say his method isn't for them but I've found it useful, even if I haven't implemented everything he suggests.

Ask HN: What book impacted your life the most and how?

miguelrochefort: I've been obsessed with productivity and mindfulness ever since.

Ask HN: Are there any books that inspire or highly influence the way you work?

Jtsummers: Useful toolkit for getting things out of my head and onto paper (or org-mode or OmniFocus) so that I can properly focus and prioritize my time on the things I need to get done.

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Ask HN: Books you wish you had read earlier?

nazgulnarsil: I would strongly recommend people read both GTD and The life changing magic of tidying up by Marie kondo and, and this is the important bit, draw parallels between them...

alexilliamson: I'm sure everyone here is familiar with bits and pieces of GTD methodology, but I encourage you to check out the full text. There are a lot of great ideas in there there that I didn't find reading online about GTD...

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Ask HN: What books have made the biggest impact on your mental models?

jeffersonheard: If you have adult ADHD like me, and you haven't read this, it's the first system that's really worked for productivity for me.

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Ask HN: What are your favorite books of all time, and why?

miguelrochefort: Helps me live in the present and not stress about the future.

Ask HN: Which books do you wish you'd read earlier in life?

kevlar1818: Whether as a recent graduate toiling with life decisions or as a recent graduate student juggling life, work, and school, I read this book about 2 to 5 years too late.

Ask HN: Which books have made you introspect?

paulmatthijs: Not the method but the insight that you can’t manage time, only your actions. And that it’s OK not do to anything without having to make excuses to yourself.

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Ask HN: What are your favorite non-fiction books of all time?

atlas1428: A book I read 10 years ago that forever changed the way I manage productivity and organization both at work and in my personal life

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Ask HN: Books you read in 2018?

tmaly: 2001 edition, very practical approach to organizing everything on your plate. I will probably re-read this again.

Ask HN: What books changed the way you think about almost everything?

larrywright: It's often panned today as being "common sense", but I think that's a mischaracterization - at the time it became popular, it ran counter to the conventional wisdom of how to manage your time and attention. Reading it made a profound and lasting impact on how I approached my work.

PeOe: It really changed how I approach not only my workday but pretty much everything that could constitute "work" in my daily life. It's a bit of a learning curve to start, but once you implement GTD in your life it becomes second nature.

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Ask HN: Best books you read in the past decade?

gjstein: I came across it at the right time in my life and was the impetus I needed to reorganize my life and put systems in place to ensure that I ... well ... started to really get things done. Since then, I've built up my Emacs ecosystem to support a GTD-derived workflow and I've never looked back.

tmaly: I use the general idea and it helps to have a clear head when your fighting fires daily.