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Monday
Oct032005

Hipster BC - My GTD business card, with a surprise on the back

Here's a quick snap of the front and back of the business cards I had made up for David Allen's GTD | RoadMap seminar that I attended on Friday in Boston (more on the seminar in another post):


GTD Business Card, Front and Back


The card's front (left hand side) has basic contact info; it's hard to see in the photo, but at the bottom it reads (in gray):
collect - process - organize - review - do
On the back (right hand side) is Doug Johnston's incomparable GTD Quick Reference Card, which includes "a flow chart, a weekly review list, and a list of 'Stuff' (TM, patent pending)".

Rather than going for something traditional, I wanted to make a card that would a) draw some attention (Doug's images does so nicely - always good for a "cool!"), b) educate a bit about the Allen's work, and c) give me some visual GTD talking points. The diagram is small, but I'm using it both for a visual symbol (icon) as well as concepts for me to go over with interested folks. I've found that even if someone can't read the words, I know them, and can present the flow while talking and pointing to the boxes. Of course I always give appropriate credit to Allen and Johnston (thanks, guys).

Reader Comments (5)

Hi Matt,
Stylish and useful at the same time! What else can you ask for? :)
Great idea for a BC. I've some new developments on my side, but I'm too busy to post them now; maybe later in the day.

October 4, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterRicardo Mestre

Thanks, Ricardo. Looking forward to hearing about your ideas.

matt

October 4, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew Cornell

Matt,
I've posted about the changes on my implementation on my blog, if you want to take a look.
Right now, I'm experimenting with a slightly non-standard approach to the tickler file, but I haven't got to any conclusion regarding its efficiency.

Ricardo

October 4, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterRicardo Mestre

love the cards, but next time you may want to consider getting your [ business cards | http://www.printsmadeeasy.com ] at http://www.printsmadeeasy.com i just got my double sided cards made there and they even gave me a 15% off code for next time...if anyone wants to use it, it's CLC5123

January 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thanks for the pointer, Anonymous.

January 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew Cornell

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