The Scientific Problems GTD Solved, Ignored & Spawned with Francis Wade (GTD DC)

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Universal North 10th Floor · Washington, DC

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Let the front desk know you are a guest of "Khalilah Branch" of WeWork. We are meeting in Room 10H. Call/text Ray if you can't get in or find us (202-527-9620)!

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Join us for this month's Getting Things Done DC Productivity Group Meetup event, as we welcome our guest presenter, Francis Wade, with his presentation topic, "The Scientific Problems GTD Solved, Ignored and Spawned."

Please arrive BEFORE 6:00PM to get into the building, get your name badge, mix-and-mingle, and complete the Challenges Forum signup form so we can start promptly!

I. Introductions + Overview (6:15 PM)

Introductions - Each member will introduce yourself briefly, tell us what you do professionally (or otherwise), your GTD experience, and a recent success with your productivity implementation and/or life.

II. The Scientific Problems GTD Solved, Ignored and Spawned (~7:00 PM - 7:45 PM)

Productivity nuts around the world like to know that the approach they are using is backed up by scientific research. In the popular Getting Things Done (2001), David Allen offered few research clues to his recommendations, mentioning a few references in passing and citing no academic papers.

Since then, a number of findings have either come to light or been accepted which support the core of his ideas. However, there are a few which are unproven and some which appear to contradict recent conclusions.

Come to this session to confirm (or refute) your hunches, ready to benefit from empirical data which can help you become a more produce person who acts with a mind like water.

>>> About Our Presenter -- Francis Wade <<<

Francis Wade of 2Time Labs is an ex-Bell Labs Member of Technical Staff who received his formal training from Cornell University in Operations Research. His book, "Perfect Time-Based Productivity," ( cites over 200 academic papers to predict the next advent of personal productivity improvements.

N.B. Ray had the opportunity to interview Francis Wade about his book on Productivity Book Group's Author Interview Series in 2016, if you want to listen to that episode: Also, Francis is one of the regular contributors on ProductivityCast, the weekly podcast show about all things personal productivity.


Please feel free to bring your copy of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity ( for reference, your questions and thoughts!

III. GTD Resource Sharing (7:45 PM)

This is where everyone can offer a book title, recent blog or magazine article, tip/trick/hack, tool, service or item that has helped them in their life either with GTD or otherwise. The above category is a recommended focus for sharing, but you may share any productivity resource that has helped you on your GTD journey.

I encourage everyone to bring some kind of GTD or productivity resource they know about or use to offer to the group! You might think something is simple, plain, obvious or known already, but you would be surprised that sharing this knowledge is always helpful to new and veteran GTDers!

IV. Announcements / Closing Remarks (7:50 PM)

Upcoming meetups, events, and programs announcements.


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