David Allen is a world-renowned author, speaker, and consultant on the topic of productivity. His book "Getting Things Done" has sold over 2 million copies and been translated into more than 40 languages. In recent years Allen has focused on teaching others how to implement his productivity system through online courses, in-person seminars, and workshops. He continues to be a sought-after authority on the subject of time management and achieving goals.
Allen's philosophy is based on the idea of taking action to get things done and reduce stress. He has developed a system for accomplishing goals that has been adopted by individuals and businesses all over the world.
Allen was born in Seattle, Washington and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles. He received a degree in philosophy from the University of California, Santa Cruz. After graduation, he worked as a consultant for various businesses before starting his own company, David Allen and Associates, in 1983.
In 2001, Allen released "getting things done," which quickly became a bestseller. The book has been translated into over 40 languages and has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.
In recent years, Allen has focused on teaching others how to implement his productivity system. He offers an online course, as well as in-person seminars and workshops. He has also written a follow-up book, "Making it all Work."