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GTD and The Fifth Discipline are two great books, and systems that are both relevant to almost everything in work and life, but focus on different areas, and make you look at it from a different perspective. I think there should and could be a synthesis between them. Has anyone thought about it before or have an idea about where these systems meet? Googled it but hadn't found anything specific.

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Now, I'm not too familiar with The Fifth Discipline, but it seems to focus on methods and mechanics of how to "do stuff" while GTD focuses on organizing "stuff" so that it can be "done". I think if you internalize the methodology of The Fifth Discipline, it would become second-nature in problem solving and whatever GTD system you use, would benefit. Perhaps you could elaborate on what type of synthesis you mean? – Raystafarian Jul 9 '13 at 9:46

They seem to be two completely different things to me. When GTD tells you how to organize and do something, Fifth Discipline tells you how to do it.

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not sure if thats what you meant, but thinking about it I would say that while GTD helps you realize and decide what to do at any moment(mind like water), The Fifth Discipline provides you with tools to understand how and guides you to think about why to do stuff. – Oz Fraier Jul 22 '13 at 16:28

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