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Dave Lee - GTD sucks for creative work. Here's an alternative system.

GTD has never really worked for me.

I think GTD can work for those who have more straightforward jobs, like sales. In sales, you have a bunch of calls and emails to make and you need a system to follow up on all your leads. However, in creative work it’s much more fluid and rather than having a 100 leads to follow up on, you need focus to drive development and innovation on a project.

Even if my to-do’s were structured, the biggest challenge in doing creative work is eliminating everything but the problem.