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424: The Creative Pursuit - Appropriate Engagement, With David Allen

424: The Creative Pursuit - Appropriate Engagement, With David Allen

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Finally...David Allen - the author of Getting Things Done

Discussed:
- the new version of the book has some new language for GTD's 5 steps
- criticism - GTD is not ideal for creatives?
- flexibility of GTD
- "freedom to make a creative mess" - how GTD encourages focus, creating space in life and in mind
- "appropriate engagement" - turning up creative awareness, when you're not present you miss opportunities
- the natural planning model
- it's not usually externally imposed chaos that GTD has helped me with...
the mind doesn't seem to know how to balance ideas - sudden imaginative aspiration can suddenly seem to overpower something that has be done in 2 hours
- systematizing creativity - GTD is extremely supportive of the creative pursuit because of one of the key principles: "your mind is for having ideas and not for holding them" - cognitive science is backing that statement up more and more
- The Accidental Creative: developing sustainable creativity
- split creative

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