Marci used to sit down with Howard for long stretches at a time, explaining the GTD way.
"I sat with a woman from Getting Things Done from 9 o'clock in the morning til 5 o'clock in the evening"
"she put me into a whole new frame of mind with the way I work"
(a little foreshadowing) "by the way, Gary: I might have her make a little visit to your office....."
Then, a month later (from marksfriggin.com).....
Less than a year after telling him that, Tim was gone and Marci had his job.
When she was laying the GTD dogma on him, she told him that firing people was doing them a favor. He sucked it up like a sponge, to the point that he crowed about it enthusiastically.