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January 16, 2008

Recent readings

I have been doing some reading amongst all the other stuff going on at the moment and I wanted to draw attention to some of the reading that I have been doing, as it is outside the realms of my normal genre of fantasy reading. Since reading a number of productivity/workload management blogs I have wanted to read David Allen’s Book and see what the fuss is about. My immediate boss at work also picked up a couple of books about productivity and the use of Outlook – Michael Linenberger’s Book and Sally McGhee’s Book. So I thought I would give my impressions of the books so I could get it out of my head and clarified (which is one of the things they all mention to do – get it out of your head and written down).

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January 8, 2008

Productivity and the use of Outlook

Filed under: MS Office, Productivity — Tags: , , , , , , — Duane @ 8:03 pm

I am currently reading David Allen’s book “Getting Things Done” (or at least the Australian version of said book “How to Get Things Done”) and while I agree with the process that I have read so far, I do not agree with a number of the assumptions that he makes. I will expand upon that in a later post once I have fully read the book. I got onto the book because so many people on the Internet rave about the GTD process and there are a number of GTD tools available on-line, but it got me thinking about Outlook. David Allen and a number of other people diss the use of Outlook as a productivity tool and I think that is a shame, as Outlook has worked for me no dramas at all and I use it all the time. But then again I know Outlook very well and what I need to do to achieve what I want from it. So what I want to do with this post is explain the different parts/folder Outlook contains and try and give people a reason to go back to Outlook if they have it installed at work or at home.

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