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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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    "Tiresome to listen to"

    The topic is highly relevant, however the narrator is extremely tiresome to listen to, and it feels like it is a never ending listing of various examples of the 80/20 rule. I doubt that I will be able to listen through the entire book. I wish I got this as a normal paper book so I could flick through the pages instead.

    26 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    "Mindnumbingly Simplistic"

    This book is terrible. The entire thesis of the book can be stated in a paragraph, and yet somehow the author has managed to stretch it out into an entire book without providing any further insight.

    26 of 29 people found this review helpful
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    "Long, but it worth the time"

    The idea of the book is worthy, but much too long explained and with a lot of hours without anything to do with Pareto principle. The narrator is quite to listen. Anyway, I think it deserves the time and money.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    "Not worth the time..."

    First, I've learned nothing in this book. The principles that are describe are so obvious that I wonder why somebody wrote a book about it.
    Second, let's say some people don't think those principles are obvious and needs further explanation, I'm convince it could be explained in detail in a maximum of 1 or 2 pages.
    Because I do believe the 80/20 principles is important to apply, I would recommend not loosing 80% of your time to gain merely 20% of knowledge. To prevent this, DO NOT READ THIS BOOK.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    "long, very long"

    I wish the book was shorter, 20/80 rule would should be applied in book-writing as well.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    "Great book, questionable narration"

    Richard Koch's 80/20 Principle inspires the listener to cut out the meaningless waste of time, energy and activity in their life.

    The narration, however, suffers from a rather irritating little problem. Narrator Richard Aspel's rendering of straight text is quite good. Unfortunately, Aspel makes caricatures of the numerous quotations that pepper the book, to the point of distraction, especially after the first listen, when one endeavors to study the material in depth.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "An essential read if you want to be successful"
    Would you listen to The 80/20 Principle again? Why?

    I have listen to this book already two times. And I get a full load of information every time.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The 80/20 Principle?

    I love the business mentality that the 80/20 Principle suggest. Lazy but smart is definitely in.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a must have book or audio book if you are in business.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Couldn't listen to the it"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I forced myself to listen to an hour but couldn't stomach more. It seemed like simple platitudes strung together to sell a book. No substance. I'm not familiar with the author, but after listening to this first bit I have no interest in whatever else this person put forward.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "The 80/20 Principle"

    Rambles on and on describing applications of the 80 /20 rule.

    28 of 42 people found this review helpful
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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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