Richard Koch is a highly successful entrepreneur and investor. His 80/20 Principle - that 80 per cent of results flow from just 20 per cent of the causes - is the one true principle of highly effective people and organizations.
In one of the decade's most original, provocative and powerful books, The 80/20 Principle shows how you can achieve much more with much less effort, time and resources, simply by concentrating on the all-important 20 per cent.
Astonishingly, though the 80/20 Principle has greatly influenced today's world, this is the first book which shows you how to use it in a systematic and practical way.
©1997 Richard Koch; (P)2007 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
"Through multiple examples, and a punchy down-to-earth commentary, Koch offers the first really useful advice weâ¿¿ve seen in a management book for years." (Business Age)
Middle of the pack
Part two is really the best part of this book. Part one basically lays out what the priniciple is, which you probably already know if you are wanting to read this book. I would skip to part two.
British accent was difficult for me as an American.
If you are interested in wasting 80% of your time this book is for you... It is literally hours of examples of the 80/20 principle. This book offers no valuable insight on the principle whatsoever. To say that 20% of this book is actual content is probably an 80% overestimation... Of the remaining 4% of value, you will overlook 80% of the value as you will be bored to a level 80% of people won't be able to ever relate too. As for the remaining .8% of value, it is not worth even 20% of the price of the book. If you are exhausted from reading this paragraph, read this book as it is written in the same fashion.
Business and self improvement book junkee
Not the audio version. I find it impossible to concentrate on listening due to the readers accent and unenthusiastic tone. I got this book because I am a big fan of Tim Ferriss and he recommended it, but I am sure he meant the paper version!
Too hard to follow his accent and boring voice.
I dont understand how a book about productivity can waste so much time on stories and points that add no value. Very ironic.
Some interesting theories. A useful tool. The narrator did impressions anytime there was a quote from someone in the book. His American accent is bad, but his Asian ones were just offensive.
Thought provoking about a paradigm shift that challenges hard work as the basis for success
some mathematical presentations made in the first part really requiers a paper and a pen to look at and fully comprehend , u cannot just listen to t on the fly
yes specially part 2
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