Getting Things Done rip off?

I ordered a book from a mail order book seller called Edward R. Hamilton, and it turns out that there's more than one book called Getting Things Done. I haven't read the book yet, but I thought you guys might know something about it?

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GTD - by who, please ?

Is Edward R. Hamilton supposed to be the author or the book merchant ? This is not clear.
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Sorry

Sorry, Edward R. Hamilton is the book merchant. Ann Jackman is the author.

This one ?

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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Yep, that's the one.

Yep, that's the one.

It's not quite the same

It's not quite the same title, plus titles can't be copyrighted, only contents. (Nothing like making it confusing...) Still, it's close enough to make it look like they were trying to catch a ride on DA's coattails. (Apparently, it didn't work, though, because I believe that Edward R. Hamilton Bookseller sells remainders. :) )

But which came first?

Rip-off is an interesting term when discussing "Getting Things Done". And I avoid using it. After all, Getting Things Done is just an everyday phrase.

The earliest occurance I've seen of GTD in time and goal management is Edwin Bliss's mid-80's video "Getting things done: mastering goals, priorities and time-wasters".

There's no way it could be anything other than somewhere between 1983 and 1987, unless the audience wanted to wear mid-'80's fashions for the heck of it. :)

The problem with looking for the original use of GTD is that the person who used it first may not be who you thought it was....

WikiPedia on GTD

The WikiPedia entry on Dave Allen's Getting Things Done says

Getting Things Done is also the title of two other books on time management: (ISBN 0-553-25848-6) by Edwin C. Bliss and Malcolm Hancock, 1976, and (ISBN 0-7181-2842-7) by Roger Black, 1990.

And a search of Amazon.com turns up many many more. On the first page of search results alone there are 20 other contemporary books with those three words in the title; some ridding piggy-back on David Allen but other just using three very common English words. The total number of hits at Amazon is well in excees of 9,000.

Confusion is bound to reign.