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The 80/20 Principle | [Richard Koch]

The 80/20 Principle

Learn the secret of success by achieving more with less. Find out how you can tap the hidden potential of the 80/20 principle in your life. 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.
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Publisher's Summary

Learn the secret of success by achieving more with less. Find out how you can tap the hidden potential of the 80/20 principle in your life.

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Frank Rumbauskas Dallas, TX USA 03-03-15
    Frank Rumbauskas Dallas, TX USA 03-03-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Brilliant Book and NOT Repetitive"
    If you could sum up The 80/20 Principle in three words, what would they be?

    "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.


    What about Richard Aspel’s performance did you like?

    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!


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Marc Leveque 12-10-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Repetitive, Repetitive, Repetitive"
    What disappointed you about The 80/20 Principle?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Algonquin, IL, United States 11-10-13
    John Algonquin, IL, United States 11-10-13 Member Since 2011

    Any fool can know something the point is to understand!

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    "Rule Still Holds True"

    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.

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    Brad Barkel Phoenix Arizona 05-23-13
    Brad Barkel Phoenix Arizona 05-23-13 Member Since 2011

    Brad Barkel

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    "Good Book, Difficult Narration"
    Where does The 80/20 Principle rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Middle of the pack


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    British accent was difficult for me as an American.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Holly Punta gorda, FL, United States 12-12-12
    Holly Punta gorda, FL, United States 12-12-12 Member Since 2012

    Business and self improvement book junkee

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    "Powerful lesson, if I could stay awake!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    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!


    What didn’t you like about Richard Aspel’s performance?

    Too hard to follow his accent and boring voice.


    Any additional comments?

    I dont understand how a book about productivity can waste so much time on stories and points that add no value. Very ironic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Duclos, QC, Canada 09-13-12
    Scott Duclos, QC, Canada 09-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Good book, terrible narrator"
    What did you like best about The 80/20 Principle? What did you like least?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    manaf 07-08-12
    manaf 07-08-12 Member Since 2014

    I am a plastic surgeon by profession A father by heart A trader by choice A teacher by passion A child by curiosity

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    "Part 2 is better"
    What did you like best about The 80/20 Principle? What did you like least?

    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


    If you’ve listened to books by Richard Koch before, how does this one compare?

    No


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    Was The 80/20 Principle worth the listening time?

    yes specially part 2


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    Trevor Houston, TX, United States 02-08-13
    Trevor Houston, TX, United States 02-08-13 Member Since 2014
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    "20% substance... 80% examples"
    What would have made The 80/20 Principle better?

    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.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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