BA Productivity

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So, you have an idea, an ambition or a project.

Interested in getting it done?

Then go ahead grab yourself a copy of “Getting Things Done – The Art of Stress-Free Productivity“, but before that listen to this podcast.

In this part 2 of a two-part series (you can listen to part 1 here), David shares with us how to navigate and apply the GTD system.  He also answers a few community questions at the end of the podcast.

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When I was 17, I stumbled upon the fascinating world of audiobooks. The first audiobook that I ever heard was the life changing “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People“, read by the author himself. The riveting real-life examples, practical advice, and the passion in delivery made this book have a huge impact in my life.

Early this week, when I learnt that Dr. Covey passed away, it gave me a sinking feeling and I felt extremely sad. 

As a tribute to him, I would like to summarize the seven habits, and provide a parallel of how business analysts can adapt them to be more effective with 3 key BA lessons per habit. These habits have a universal appeal, and could be observed as a common theme with highly effective people.

Let us see what BA lessons we can derive out of them.

(See at the bottom of this post on how to get a free copy of this audiobook from audible)

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If you believe that books can change lives, read on.

Everyone of us have dreams and wishes, hopes and aspirations for our lives. We have big ideas to do something meaningful and change the world in our own small little ways.

How many of us actually take this beyond the brain cells that occupy these thoughts? 

What stops us from taking that next step to making things happen? 

Is there is a system that can help you achieve results and get things done?

In short, there is!

In this special 25th episode of the podcast, it is an honor to present David Allen. Author of “Getting Things Done – The Art of Stress-Free Productivity“, a book that can (potentially) change your life. I regard David to be the “Father of productivity”. Although I have read a few good books on productivity, none have come close to what he devised as the Getting Things Done (GTD®) methodology. Being a software engineer myself, I am a big fan of methodologies and systematic way of doing things.

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