Too busy organizing to be productive


Colin McKay begins most meetings by taking out two of his essential productivity tools: first, his BlackBerry; second, a Moleskine notebook he has divided into sections using coloured tabs.

To anyone in the know, that heavily tagged notebook is a dead giveaway: Mr. McKay is GTD.

"That’s the calling card," says Mr. McKay, 38, director of communications for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada in Ottawa.

Colin McKay’s essential productivity tools: his BlackBerry and his Moleskine notebook, with duct-taped tabs. (Bill Grimshaw for The Globe and Mail)
The Globe and Mail

Today, Mr. Allen’s company employs 32 people and expects to earn $6-million (U.S.) in revenue this year from book sales, public seminars, corporate training sessions and a variety of GTD organizational accessories, including wallets.

"Too busy organizing to be productive"
By Craig Silverman

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[Thanks Chris]

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One Response to Too busy organizing to be productive

  1. Colin McKay says:

    In case you were wondering, that is a large squared notebook, with two pocket squared journals inside (one in the pocket, one in a repurposed stick-on sleeve originally developed for 3.5″ floppy disks.

    And the roll of duct tape? That’s what I use to fix the binding when it begins to separate.

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