But What is GTD, and How Does One Use It Concretely?
During the interview, Allen took the time to demonstrate how to process a brilliant idea from a random concept in your head into specific organizational buckets that will allow you to work on the idea when you decide it's the right time to do so.
What do you do with a great business idea that appears in your head and keeps you up at night?
First, capture it. Throw it into your in basket so you don't lose the idea.
Second, in order to empty the in basket, you need to process it by asking yourself these questions: What is this? Is it an actionable item? Am I committed to doing something about it right now? Your answers will lead to the next step.
Third, organize it.
When you do decide to move an the idea, what would it look like? What's the very next step you need to take? This is your next action. Put that in your list.