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The 80/20 Principle and 92 Other Powerful Laws of Nature

The Science of Success
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Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
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Featured Leadership book of the week (9/15/14)

In this follow-up to his best-selling The 80/20 Principle, the power law that helped hundreds of thousands achieve more by doing less, Richard Koch puts science to work, applying 92 other natural laws to promote the "science of success" within the ever-changing world of business. What does Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection prove about developing a niche product line? How can Isaac Newton's laws of motion and gravity help in a crowded marketplace? This is a must-have audiobook for business leaders looking for clear, evidence-based reasoning that explains why some companies seem to find success everywhere they turn, while others don't make progress.

©2000, 2014 Richard Koch (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC

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"This fascinating analysis uncovers the business management secrets hidden in physics, biology, and mathematics." ( Washington Post)

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  • Mastiff Enthusiast
  • 22-06-16

very theoretical, little substance

I think another reviewer said something like this is the book of sun su which is sort of correct. he tries to apply business principles to far-reaching scientific laws and sometimes this works and sometimes it's a little far-fetched. In either case he gives you absolutely no structural suggestions just basically denotes some applicable science laws and how they apply to business.

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  • Rohan Thompson
  • 05-09-15

A goldmine

If you haven't already, get this book. It's packed full of powerful scientific and business ideas. Koch takes you on a tour of many of humanity's most powerful ideas: natural selection, quantum mechanics, 80/20, etc etc
If you like science or personal improvement and are curious about life and the universe, you will love this.

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  • Shawnna Veasey
  • 06-05-17

How am I supposed to apply thede

I found the principles interesting but not applicable in every day life especially business life

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  • Jay
  • 21-03-17

Some very good points, but long

Lots of good tidbits of information, but its a long listen in order to find the few that were really good.

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  • Joel
  • 18-09-17

waste of a credit.

not at all what I expected. don't waste your time.
boring with no story line. That should be the headline to this book.

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  • John Sharpe
  • 05-11-19

Absolutely fantastic application

of science to business and life! The power laws of nature are at work everywhere, think Adam Smith's invisible hand. Looking for leverage? This book is your roadmap!

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  • Phil
  • 27-06-19

Instant top 10

I read roughly a book a week on business, self improvement, psychology, and other areas.

This book easily jumped to number one for the business books I've read. Essential.

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  • Bill
  • 20-07-17

We must learn to DO WHAT WE KNOW ...

The numbers tell a story the Power Principals are tools make out of the letters of numbers. So give it a listen and let see if you can the 20% to DO first and then listen again and find another 20% to use or improve the first find.