Secrets of the 80/20 Principle revealed!
Find your "critical 20%" and transform your time - and life - forever! The 80/20 principle - also known as the Pareto principle - is the well-verified observation that in business, economics, and life generally, about 80 percent of all results flow from a mere 20 percent of our efforts. In this thought-provoking and highly informative program, Richard Koch unveils the secrets to how this mysterious but practical principle actually works... how it is affecting your life right now... and how you can start using it to your advantage. You'll learn:
The unspoken corollary of the 80/20 principle is that little of what you spend your time on actually enriches your life. But by concentrating instead on the few things that do matter, you can unlock the enormous potential of the critical 20 percent and multiply your happiness and fulfillment. When you learn how to systematically apply the 80/20 principle, you will finally have the power to transcend the pressures of modern life: to become more successful and to enjoy more leisure, serenity, and great relationships with friends and loved ones.
©2003 Richard Koch (P)2003 Nightingale Conant
I only got through about 20% of this book before giving up. The author meanders along and is unfocused. He also reads his own material and should really have got some one else to do it as his cadence is occasionally distracting.
A very good example of how to fluff up a book with meaningless tedious content. It had very little practical content and was so repetitive that it will take years to remove 80/20 and 'more for less' and 'less is more' from my long term memory. It truly is a book written by one of the Lazy intelligent people.
A little repetitious at first but once it gets going it provides some great insight about principles of success. The emphasis on simplicity throughout the book is a refreshing change from other motivational presentations I have heard. This one is on my "re-listen" list.
I like the cold undisputed facts the author laid out. The principles are solid. This a a great book and reference guide. I have telling almost everyone I meet to grab a copy.
"Tiresome to listen to"
The idea of it
The principle of the message
Anybody else but him, he sounded like he had a hot potatoe in his mouth
I could not keep listening to the oudible even though I want it to.
Just the conscep.
I will listen to more of the 80/20 idea from another narrator.
"Long version of a short topic"
Richard Koch could have shared this gem with 80% less effort.
The introduction is very boring.
There were some good points. Do what you love, don't waste your time on too much stuff or things you hate.
very informative. includes practical applications, and helpful lists for accomplishing tasks as well as proper life allocation.
"started out dry ended up great"
great read straight to the point. Get more focus on less. I really enjoyed the section on choosing friends.
One of the best books I've "read" (out of many) in terms of content and also well written and narrated! 5 stars
good book, i am confident it will make a change, if put into practice.
I found this audio book is much better than the paper books as I listened it while I went for walk
"Gave me all new interesting perspective"
I was aware of the 80:20 principle as a statistical tool but never looked at it as a approach that can used in achieving daily life & work goals. since I bought this book I have listened to this book a few times now.
"English accent refreshing!"
Of course it's easy to say, "work smart, make a million dollars, cut back, then enjoy life..." but- I don't think Koch is saying that here. His discussions are an enlightening look at the old Pareto principal in the words of someone who's actually accomplished it. I thought his look at bad relationships and avoiding snake pits was very useful and – he also has a big reminder against superficial friendships and the Internet.
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