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)
Get used to hearing the term 80/20. You will hear it 80% too much. 80% of the references to the 80/20 rule could of been written only 20 percent of the time with better results. 20 percent were of use the other 80 percent were merely annoying and repetitive. 80percent of this book suck 20 percent is merely sub par. 80 percent of this book was filler for the other 20 percent. This entire book will drivel on like this 80 percent of the time the remaining 20 percent will continually refer to the 80 percent, If you are getting annoyed by my review I confirm 80 percent plus 20 percent s 100 percent that you too will hate this boo and regret buying it at least 80 percent of the time.
Only read if you are willing to think deeply and have lots of time/opportunity to invest in deep thought regarding the ideas that are discussed in this book.
While reading, I did feel as though the author had an agenda of explaning efficiency as god, then later, happiness as god.
In the books entirety though, I think the author while in deep thought, landed on something that allowed/freed him from a regular humdrum or day to day life. I like that he keeps the 80/20 thought open ended and invites the reader to apply this personal epiphany anyway they choose.
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"Do not miss!" This audio book has opened my eyes to the vast and massive possibilities in my business by simply applying the 80/20 principle, from everything to advertising to people to products. I STRONGLY disagree with other reviewers who say the book was repetitive. Rather, the author does an outstanding job of giving endless and very varied examples of how the 80/20 principle has worked, which all sprouted more and more ways I could apply it myself.
I have to say I enjoyed how the English (as in UK) narrator would attempt to mimic the local accent of people quoted in the book - hearing his attempt at a Southern US accent was worth the price of admission!
Simply that 80% of just about every aspect of my business - and my time - are waste. Sure, they generate a return on investment, but it's minuscule versus the 20% that produces a massive ROI and the waste needs to go.
I'm also buying the Kindle book to read it as well. This will go into my collection as one of those half-dozen or so books that I re-read at least once a year.
How many endless, obscure examples of the 80/20 principle can you cram into one book. Apparently too many. I can fight my way through some pretty mediocre books, but I had to stop after chapter 2. Just couldn't waste my time anymore. It goes nowhere.
Any fool can know something the point is to understand!
Oddly quirky at times with the 80/20 rap but still an important business read and would suggest this title for all recent college graduates. This book still maintains an important and relevant message about business that needs to be understood by all leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs.
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.
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.
I am a plastic surgeon by profession A father by heart A trader by choice A teacher by passion A child by curiosity
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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