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3.32 of 5 stars 3.32  ·  rating details  ·  65 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Getting Organized is a collection of simple ideas that address at least six major issues that could be generating chaos and disorder in your life or the lives of your employees. Each idea is presented in a three-part format: the first section gives you information on the idea (What?), the second section tells you more about the idea and how it might affect you (So What?), ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 30th 2004 by Dawson Publishing
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This was an extremely quick read with bite-sized chapters, each topic just brushed over quickly. Much of it is intended to be applied in a work environment. The author breaks down his filing system method quite thoroughly. It may be useful for some, but as a stay-at-home/homeschooling mom I found that I organize many of the materials in his system in one of three places: a 1.5" binder, a calendar, and the Notes App on my phone.

In one of my favorite chapters he breaks down how to handle incoming
This book has some good new ideas, and a lot of old ideas being claimed as new. I would immagine it would work well if you had a filing cabinet at the side of your desk, but as I don't, half of this book was a waste for me. still, I wish I had this back in college or grad school. So overall a good book that is easy to read and follow... but which makes too many assumptions about the reader's workspace. 3/5 stars, maybe 3.5 .
I like the easy steps shown to help you get organized. My favorite part was how to organize folders and the tips on reading. Everything else did not pertain to my need. This a great book to help you in the parts you need help with. The rest is just interesting and can be moved past.
NYU Stern recommends this book for MBA candidates. It's really excellent! I would recommend it to anyone, regardless of how well organized they already are. It's a very quick read and easy to take or leave each suggestion. I'm going to try the alternative to a to do list.
I liked that this book was in small chapters to let me think about the ideas that were proposed. I liked the presentation of each point, what it meant and why it mattered. I liked that organization was more than just having a place to put things.
overall it had some handy tips and good advice. I wish somethings would have been looked at a bit deeper. not sure I got all I wanted out of it in terms of focus. quick read with some things ill be sharing with my office.
For an organizational book it was very disorganized. If you do not work in an office with file cabinets or if you work in the customer service industry most of these hints will not help you.
Taylor Baker
Pretty good

Pretty good

has good idea that would help one become more organized and is worth giving some of the options a try.
Calum Mcneish
I like how the book was presented, in very short chapters, each covering the different ideas making it easy to turn back to it as a point of reference.
There are some really useful practical ideas in this book, however there are some outdated ideas as well.
A reductivist version of GTD and a couple other systems. Probably a good start for beginners!
Josh Franklin
Boring and often irrelevant. Incredibly brief chapters lack any meat
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