There’s a well-know quote about the evolution of fishing boats:
Every boat is copied from another boat… Let’s reason as follows in the manner of Darwin. It is clear that a very badly made boat will end up at the bottom after one or two voyages, and thus never be copied… One could then say, with complete rigor, that it is the sea herself who fashions the boats, choosing those which function and destroying the others.
Alain (Emile Chartier), 1908
It occurred to me that exactly the same could be said about time management systems or methods. The best will naturally rise to the top because the people promoting them will have better time management than those who don’t use them.
“One could then say, with complete rigor, that it is time herself who fashions the methods, choosing those which function and destroying the others
If you want to know what the best time management system is then look at the most successful ones for the authors themselves. Using that criterion I think Getting Things Done (GTD) would still win the prize.
Let’s see if I can topple that with my new, so far unreleased method!