Getting Things Done


Getting Things Done by David Allen is a classic book that introduces a time management method known as GTD, designed to enhance productivity and reduce stress. As a digital nomad, growth marketer, and entrepreneur since 2016, I've found this book to be an essential guide in managing my tasks and time effectively. In this review, I'll share how the GTD method has reshaped my work processes and personal productivity.

Book Information

  • Title: Getting Things Done - The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
  • Author: David Allen
  • Genre: Self-help, Business, Personal Development
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publication Date: 17 December 2002


Getting Things Done, or GTD, presents a comprehensive organisational method for managing tasks, projects, and commitments. Allen argues that our productivity is directly related to our ability to relax, and he introduces a five-step method to achieve a clear mind and a well-organised approach to life and work.

Analysis and Evaluation

Allen's writing is clear and his GTD method is systematic and actionable. His approach to productivity is comprehensive, covering everything from managing emails to large projects and life goals.

Personal Reflection

As a growth marketer and entrepreneur, I've found the GTD method to be a game-changer. Implementing this method has helped me organise my tasks more effectively, reduce stress, and enhance my productivity.

As a digital nomad, the principles of GTD have also been instrumental in managing my tasks and projects while on the move. It has helped me maintain a high level of productivity while enjoying the flexibility and experiences of my nomadic lifestyle.


Getting Things Done by David Allen is a must-read for anyone seeking to improve their productivity and reduce stress. It provides invaluable insights and practical strategies for managing tasks and commitments effectively. Whether you're an entrepreneur, a growth marketer, or anyone seeking to organise their work and personal life better, Getting Things Done offers a comprehensive guide to stress-free productivity.

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Ewoud Uphof

Ewoud Uphof is an experienced Growth Hacker, certified funnel optimiser and investor.

In the past decade he has co-founded multiple companies. As Head of Growth he has helped grow 50+ companies ranging from start-ups to multinationals. He has worked for Camptoo,, Sophia Mae, Koffievoordeel and many more.

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