His work has also been featured in Fast Company, Fortune, and the Los Angeles Times.
Fast Company has referred to David Allen as "the personal productivity guru." Having logged thousands of hours working with individuals and senior professionals, David has developed a revolutionary, unique, and highly practical system for improving personal and organizational productivity.David Allen's thirty years of pioneering research, coaching and education of some of the world's highest-performing professionals and corporations has earned him Forbes' recognition as one of the top five executive coaches in the United States.
He was also named one of the "Top 100 thought leaders" by Leadership Magazine.Time Magazine labeled his first book, Getting Things Done as "the defining self-help business book of its time." David Allen is the author of three books: Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity, 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 it's publication in 2001, and is now published in 28 languages. Nightingale-Conant's audio program Getting Things Done with Work-Life Balance blends some of the most insightful messages from his bestselling books with new ideas and philosophies.
David Allen's personal journeyDavid Allen grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana. He attended the New College of Florida in Sarasota and did graduate work in American history at University of California, Berkeley. His career path has included jobs as a magician, karate teacher, vitamin distributor, glass-blowing lathe operator, gas station manager and more. He claims to have had 35 professions before age 35.