The 80/20 Principle

The 80/20 Principle

The Secret of Achieving More With Less

eBook - 2008
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How anyone can be more effective with less effort by learning how to identify and leverage the 80/20 principle--the well-known, unpublicized secret that 80 percent of all our results in business and in life stem from a mere 20 percent of our efforts. The 80/20 principle is one of the great secrets of highly effective people and organizations. Did you know, for example, that 20 percent of customers account for 80 percent of revenues' That 20 percent of our time accounts for 80 percent of the work we accomplish' The 80/20 Principle shows how we can achieve much more with much less effort, time, and resources, simply by identifying and focusing our efforts on the 20 percent that really counts. Although the 80/20 principle has long influenced today's business world, author Richard Koch reveals how the principle works and shows how we can use it in a systematic and practical way to vastly increase our effectiveness, and improve our careers and our companies. The unspoken corollary to the 80/20 principle is that little of what we spend our time on actually counts. But by concentrating on those things that do, we can unlock the enormous potential of the magic 20 percent, and transform our effectiveness in our jobs, our careers, our businesses, and our lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2008
Edition: Rev. and updated ed
ISBN: 9780385528313
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 269 pages) :,illustrations
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: Eighty-twenty principle

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Nov 24, 2018

Clearly and engagingly written; his confession of how he got a first class degree in oxford is surprising (who would not have relished doing the same?); the best parts are those relating to business, with examples examined in the chapters; the more philosophical parts (oddly philosophers only seem to ever look into things categorized as philosophy, and they subsequently get a distorted view due to mis-categorizations (more people would learn and apply things to the conduct of their life from this book (or one like it) than from a book on normative ethics)) dealing how to live one's life better is, by contrast, a bit awkward: there are some exercises involved to sort out what makes one happy, but his advice would make others unhappy! The intelligence in this part is far less than that in the one on business.

Jan 04, 2016

Every one has their own formula for success, and this has its valid points - but it is just another self help book.

Aug 08, 2015

Great book, generally useful. I'm going to buy myself a copy.


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