Getting Things Done

Getting stuff done – GTD 2010

by Mel Starrs on December 19, 2010

in Getting Things Done

Recently the most asked question I find myself answering is “how do you have the time to blog?”. My facetious answer usually involves the fact that I have a cleaner, don’t have kids and live with a workaholic who spends at least as much time online as I do, but the more useful answer is […]


How to read non-fiction

by mel starrs on November 10, 2008

in Book Review, Getting Things Done

I’m an avid reader, a bookworm, a bibliomane, call it what you will. I’m seldom caught without a book in my bag. I’ve just finished several non-fiction which have been gathering dust on my shelves and before I launch into a few reviews I thought I’d share my top 7 tips for reading, in particular […]


I have to confess my biggest vice (and surprisingly, it isn’t a good Rioja, although that comes in a close second).  It’s buying books.  I can’t seem to help myself.  And the more I read, the worse it gets.  I start one book and I find a link to yet another book I want to […]


The number one way to annoy me is to answer your phone when I am trying to have a conversation with you. The almost Pavlovian response to pick up a ringing phone no matter what else is happening drives me to distraction. Turn it off, or let voicemail pick up a message. And show a […]

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