Andrew Miner on Getting Things Done
Radio Interview: 15 August 2012
I interviewed Andrew Miner on "Getting Things Done" on 15 August 2012. Listen to or download this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio below.
Getting Things Done (or GTD) is an organizational system developed by David Allen during his 20-plus years of consulting with business professionals and executives. Its primary virtue is its sound epistemological approach and its concrete advice on how to apply that approach to daily activities. The end result of using it is that you are able to handle many more projects simultaneously with little or no stress.
Andrew Miner is a Software Engineer who has worked at several very large companies (IBM, Amazon, Microsoft) and at a number of startups and small companies as well. For the past 5 years, he has actively applied GTD in his own life and work. He has written extensively on GTD in his blog, as well as given a number of lectures it. He lives in the Santa Cruz mountains with his wife of 12 years, Rachel, and his 8-year-old son Cameron.
- Duration: 57:43
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- What GTD (or "Getting Things Done") is
- The basic GTD methodology
- Why GTD works
- How to get started with GTD
- Useful tools for GTD
- The review process
- Applying GTD to email
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I'm Dr. Diana Brickell (formerly Diana Hsieh). I'm a philosopher, and I've long specialized in the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life. I completed my Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. I retired from work as a public intellectual in 2015.
From September 2009 to September 2015, I produced a radio show and podcast, Philosophy in Action Radio. In the primary show, my co-host Greg Perkins and I answered questions applying rational principles to the challenges of real life. We broadcast live over the internet on Sunday mornings.
My first book, Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame, can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. The book defends the justice of moral praise and blame of persons using an Aristotelian theory of moral responsibility, thereby refuting Thomas Nagel's "problem of moral luck." My second book (and online course), Explore Atlas Shrugged, is a fantastic resource for anyone wishing to study Ayn Rand's epic novel in depth.
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