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The 80/20 Principle Audiobook

The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Success by Achieving More with Less

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Publisher's Summary

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:

  • How to identify the critical 20% in every area of your life
  • How to give up the guilt of not working as hard as you think you're supposed to
  • Why "time management" is a counter-productive fallacy
  • The six things successful 80/20 practitioners do differently than you
  • How to make the 80/20 Principle work for you in your job, even when you don't have total control over your time
  • What the 80/20 Principle can teach you about who to hire
  • How to avoid dooming yourself to life as a wage slave
  • How the 80/20 principle can multiply your money
  • And much more!

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

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    Richard Warren 12/09/2016
    Richard Warren 12/09/2016
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    "Fascinating read!"

    Listen and be ready to take action to improve all areas of your life with this audible book!

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    C. A. Mackay Glasgow, Scotland 09/06/2016
    C. A. Mackay Glasgow, Scotland 09/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "meandering and unfocused"

    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.

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    Liam 14/04/2016
    Liam 14/04/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "enlightened "

    great book, took me a while as it doesn't capture you as much as others but still worth it

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    Ciaron Fitzpatrick 26/02/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Incredibly dull"

    This audiobook is very hard to listen to. It's repetitive, dull and not very informative.

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    Balakrishna Shenoy India 15/05/2015
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    "Unputdownable ***** five stars"

    One of the best and most useful book I have read err listened to. Timely and practical. Gonna try it out.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    declan 13/09/2016
    declan 13/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Wafflefest"
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    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.

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    JG 04/10/2015
    JG 04/10/2015
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    "Sheer brilliance"

    Brilliant. Brilliant and life changing. Some reviewer mentioned that it was repetitive. It isn't. Every example is unique. The reviewer missed the point...

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  • Isaac
    06/03/15
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    "Simplicity"

    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.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Devon Downer
    01/06/15
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    "Powerful"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dustin
    02/09/15
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    "Great book"

    very informative. includes practical applications, and helpful lists for accomplishing tasks as well as proper life allocation.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    09/01/16
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    "Tiresome to listen to"
    What did you love best about The 80/20 Principle?

    The idea of it


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The principle of the message


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Richard Koch?

    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.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Just the conscep.


    Any additional comments?

    I will listen to more of the 80/20 idea from another narrator.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    29/10/16
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • brian mcfearin
    08/10/16
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maxime
    27/09/16
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    "Talking for Talking... if you got time to lose!"

    If you got time to lose that's the 80% of time you'll lose for 20% of increasing your knowledge

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Susan B Sampson
    05/09/16
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    "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.

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  • Erick Racedo
    25/08/16
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    "He destroys the credibility with sketchy sources."

    Overall the book was pretty good. I definitely got a decent look into the 80/20 law. However the first thing that bothered me is that it was difficult to follow some of what he was saying due to the accent. That also made it difficult to look up words in the dictionary.

    The biggest problem was that he kept citing psychiatrists and psychologists as resources to back up some of his beliefs. We're in the 21st century and I think with all the fraud that's occurring in the psychiatric industry, nobody really believes any of that stuff as credible anymore. Maybe in the 90's it would have carried some weight, but today when you quote a psychologist it tends to turn heads the other direction.

    Anyway, there's definitely some applicable information, but I wouldn't recommend it unless there were an updated version that excluded the outdated resources. It's a bit of a turn off.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jacob
    04/08/16
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    "not worth the money I paid"

    extremely repetitive. Got boring after the first 2 chapters. You can buy two better books for the price of this audio program.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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