David Allen is an author, consultant, international lecturer, Founder and Chairman of the David Allen Company. He is widely recognized as the world’s leading authority on personal and organizational productivity. His thirty years of pioneering research, coaching and education of some of the world’s highest-performing professionals has earned him Forbes’ recognition as one of the ‘Top five executive coaches’ in the United States, and as one of the ‘Top 100 thought leaders’ by Leadership Magazine.
David Allen is the author of three books; the international bestseller, Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity (popularly known by the brand shorthand of GTD®), Ready for Anything, and Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life. Getting Things Done has been a perennial business bestseller since its publication in 2001, and is now published in 28 languages.
It has given rise to a thriving GTD industry of websites, blogs and software applications. Internet searches bring up tens of millions of references. Allen is a rarity in the Twitter world, as one of the few non-celebrities with over a million followers hanging on his informative wit and inspiration. PC Magazine noted him as one of the ‘Top One Hundred to Follow’ on Twitter.