25 July 2019

Books and Other Resources

There are many books and other resources available about organisation and time management. I only have a relatively small selection of books, and I'm as yet to read some of them.

Quite ironic isn't it.... I can not find time to read about time management!! But that's life I guess!

Anyway here are my physical books, I will also include in the list some I have on my Kindle as well.

Here are the books listed with affiliate links to Amazon UK.

Some of the books listed are now Out of Print, but are available used from sellers.

There are some great on-line resources too which I've collected over the years.
Blog posts are another great source of inspiration too, here are just a few I recently read:


  1. thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Same here, I bought some monthes ago two or three "Time management" books (The Bullet Journal by R.Carrol, GTD by D.Allen and Atomic Habits by J.Clear) and I haven't been able to "manage" the time to read them, at least until now. I'm hoping to do that during the summer holidays in august. If not, they will probably have to wait 'till Christmas.

  3. Thanks for sharing! I have a few of those books, but just bought 2 more from Ebay for just a couple euros.
    I would love if you also made a post about good podcasts for planners, time management etc. I am new to the podcast thing and havent found any really good ones.

  4. I've read two of these. Ryder Carroll's book is interesting and very well written. I never got the point of bullet journaling but, after reading the book, I get why some people might find it useful (though not why the vast numbers using it do, because, for me, he forces too many things into the method whereas they'd be much more easily and efficiently done in other ways). And it also helped me understand why it isn't for me. I thought David Allen's book was awful - full of fluff and hyperbole, the whole method, which basically boils down to "make lists", could have been described in a single chapter. Maybe I'm just miffed because I didn't get rich by pointing out the totally obvious, but personally, that's not a book I'd bother with.


  5. I agree with Graham, I was forced to read Franklin Covey's 7 habits at work about 30 years ago. Hard to read when you're rolling your eyes a lot! I think I and many other people are naturally inclined to getting things done without anything more than writing it down in a book, and checking things off. I realize that other personality types need help with structure in this arena. I don't want to type-cast anybody, however my simple method to just a write it down and keep categories in my planner was just fine for me. At work, all the long-term projects we're usually shifted to me, for that was my specialty. There are those of us who keep our eyes on the prize and don't lose interest in something that takes a lot longer than when other people would run out of gas. There were virtues that I was lacking in other areas, such as tact (this comment may be an example lol) ,this but this is where I shined

  6. Thanks for sharing this list Steve.
    I have read a few of the books listed and agree with Graham about David Allen being long-winded. Pleased to see James Noon's A Time there - one of my favourites. I have always wanted to read his book Start Time Forward written for Filofax, but sadly have never been able to track down a copy.

  7. The Julie Morgenstein books were quite expensive on Amazon. Maybe I will just have to stay dis-organized!!! xx

  8. I love productivity books! I read 4 from your list. In my opinion there is always something new to learn from each of them.