Category Archives : Design


Never Trust Your Time Management System!

I read an interesting post over at the GTD Help blog, and come up with some different conclusions that are perhaps directly opposed to those in the post below. Here is the link to the post from the GTD Help blog —————————————————————- Do you REALLY trust your system?As I continue to grow in my use […]


Upgrade, Don’t Replace Your Time Management System

In the past week, I had a revelation that’s led me to abandon the idea that people could create and implement their own time management systems. Now, it’s clear to me that the word “create” is a poor one to use, simply because no one creates a time management system from scratch (except teenagers). Instead,  […]


Brilliance in Systems Thinking

As I mentioned in the prior post, I have just finished reading Sam Carpenter’s book — Work the System. I am a bit in awe of what he’s written, and the fact that he’s written it as a business-owner, rather than a management theorist. What has really got me excited, however, is that he perfectly […]


Covey’s FTF vs. Allen’s GTD

Articles like this one are interesting in their attempts to compare one time management system versus another. But if you read carefully, you’ll probably find yourself liking a few things from each, and willing to discard some different things from each. The only reasonable response, it seems to me, is to  create one’s own approach […]


Another Custom-Built Time Management System

Here is a link to a post in which a user describes a time management system that she created for herself: My “GTD®” Hacks While I don’t know enough about her system to say much about it, she makes the point very clearly that this works for her at the present moment, and gives her […]


Signs of a Good Time Management System

In other parts of this blog, I have mentioned that every single professional is using a time management system of their own making. This is not a problem. The issue arises when they don’t realize that they are doing so, and the number of time demands rises to a level that overwhelms their system. Then, […]


The Problem with Time Management

An interesting article caught my eye the other day entitled “The Problem with Time Management.” Given my own interests, I grabbed it up, thinking that I could finally retire the entire 2Time effort because, finally, someone else had come up with something better. Unfortunately, it turns out that the problem with time management turns out […]