From Gary Wolf’s recent profile in Wired of David Allen, author of the wildly popular Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (hint: it’s a redemption story):

That the inventor of their favorite system of personal organization has a decades-long devotion to New Age thinking causes fits of squeamishness among GTD fans. “If indeed GTD was conceived, implemented, and marketed with the intentions of drawing people into the MSIA cult,” wrote one member of the popular productivity forum,, “how do we, as conscientious individuals, avoid becoming prey within the trap?” Allen explains that while he won’t hide his beliefs, he doesn’t want his personal faith confused with the message he has for people today. “The Marriott family supports the Mormon Church,” he points out, but nobody refuses to sleep in their hotels.