David Allen

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The hardest printers to work with are my color printers in Hong Kong, since it can mean a 3-4 month production cycle.

David Allen

There's a subtle but critical difference between something that is long term and something in the category of 'someday/maybe'. Either a project is an open loop to close, as soon as possible, or it is not.

David Allen

Remember, you're the one who creates speed, because you're the one who allows stuff to enter your life.

David Allen

Frankly, I'm more of a researcher, teacher, motivator, and coach than I am an entrepreneur.

David Allen

Once you've taken inventory, you can start to make sense of your runway. But then comes a second challenge: finding the time to do what you need to do.

David Allen

Sometimes the greatest gain in productive energy will come from cleaning the cobwebs, dealing with old business, and clearing the decks.

David Allen

Going to cons is almost always a money-losing affair. You do it to meet your readers and show the flag with a hope of attracting new readers.

David Allen

So, I'm willing to grow the company as big as it wants to get, but I frankly don't care what that size is. I don't know yet, really, how ready the planet is for my message, and that's the thing I must guard.

David Allen

If I don't know how a title will sell, I do a small run and scale up quickly if demand appears. Because I can now print as few as 100 books and turn a small profit I tend to keep all my titles in print.

David Allen

Well you know, for my experience, your head's for having ideas, not for holding them.

David Allen

If you want to publish on the web you don't need a print shop, or an editor, or a publisher. You can just slap it up yourself and wait for traffic.

David Allen

I've experienced (more times than I like to admit) avoiding slightly uncomfortable conversations with others I should have had on the front end and then endured much more excruciating ones on the back end.

David Allen

Decide the outcome and the action step, put reminders of those somewhere your brain trusts you'll see them at the right time, and listen to your brain breathe easier.

David Allen

Much of the stress that people feel doesn't come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they've started.

David Allen

Well, yeah, I get to decide what I publish, which is nice.

David Allen

Also, real-world events can be reflected in a strip more easily since there is no long production process between the creation of the strip and its delivery to the reader. An artists can change his mind about the direction of the story right up to the point of publication.

David Allen

I found it was easier to sell a personality than a process, but we've tried to simply use the personality as a vehicle for the message, not an ego thing.

David Allen

My opinion is that anybody offended by breastfeeding is staring too hard.

David Allen

So a core unique aspect of what Getting Things Done is about, is it deals with the thought process that has to be applied on your stuff before you actually know what to organize or can manage that inventory.

David Allen

It would be rude not to share what I know with those who want to hear it.

David Allen

Mosquitoes can ruin the hunt for big game.

David Allen

Anyway, I'm only willing and interested in growing the size of the business when I have an assurance that the delivery vehicles match the quality of the message.

David Allen

Actually, I would go insane in New York, so it is good I am where I am. We're in the country. If things get too tense, I can go for a walk with the dog or watch the rabbits playing in the field.

David Allen

Beginning drivers seem to make a lot of jerky movements with the wheel. Actually they're making smooth movements to very short horizons.

David Allen

If you'll be doing something you'd love to be doing anyway, get started, and don't kid yourself. If you're just thinking you'll putter around with something because it'll make you a little money, don't bother.

David Allen
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