Secrets of the 80/20 Principle revealed!
Find your "critical 20%" and transform your time - and life - forever! The 80/20 principle - also known as the Pareto principle - is the well-verified observation that in business, economics, and life generally, about 80 percent of all results flow from a mere 20 percent of our efforts. In this thought-provoking and highly informative program, Richard Koch unveils the secrets to how this mysterious but practical principle actually works... how it is affecting your life right now... and how you can start using it to your advantage. You'll learn:
The unspoken corollary of the 80/20 principle is that little of what you spend your time on actually enriches your life. But by concentrating instead on the few things that do matter, you can unlock the enormous potential of the critical 20 percent and multiply your happiness and fulfillment. When you learn how to systematically apply the 80/20 principle, you will finally have the power to transcend the pressures of modern life: to become more successful and to enjoy more leisure, serenity, and great relationships with friends and loved ones.
©2003 Richard Koch (P)2003 Nightingale Conant
A little repetitious at first but once it gets going it provides some great insight about principles of success. The emphasis on simplicity throughout the book is a refreshing change from other motivational presentations I have heard. This one is on my "re-listen" list.
Love listening to great stories matched well to the right narrators.
The idea of it
The principle of the message
Anybody else but him, he sounded like he had a hot potatoe in his mouth
I could not keep listening to the oudible even though I want it to.
Just the conscep.
I will listen to more of the 80/20 idea from another narrator.
I like the cold undisputed facts the author laid out. The principles are solid. This a a great book and reference guide. I have telling almost everyone I meet to grab a copy.
Of course it's easy to say, "work smart, make a million dollars, cut back, then enjoy life..." but- I don't think Koch is saying that here. His discussions are an enlightening look at the old Pareto principal in the words of someone who's actually accomplished it. I thought his look at bad relationships and avoiding snake pits was very useful and – he also has a big reminder against superficial friendships and the Internet.
Richard Koch could have shared this gem with 80% less effort.
The introduction is very boring.
There were some good points. Do what you love, don't waste your time on too much stuff or things you hate.
Overall the book was pretty good. I definitely got a decent look into the 80/20 law. However the first thing that bothered me is that it was difficult to follow some of what he was saying due to the accent. That also made it difficult to look up words in the dictionary.
The biggest problem was that he kept citing psychiatrists and psychologists as resources to back up some of his beliefs. We're in the 21st century and I think with all the fraud that's occurring in the psychiatric industry, nobody really believes any of that stuff as credible anymore. Maybe in the 90's it would have carried some weight, but today when you quote a psychologist it tends to turn heads the other direction.
Anyway, there's definitely some applicable information, but I wouldn't recommend it unless there were an updated version that excluded the outdated resources. It's a bit of a turn off.
A very good example of how to fluff up a book with meaningless tedious content. It had very little practical content and was so repetitive that it will take years to remove 80/20 and 'more for less' and 'less is more' from my long term memory. It truly is a book written by one of the Lazy intelligent people.
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"meandering and unfocused"
I only got through about 20% of this book before giving up. The author meanders along and is unfocused. He also reads his own material and should really have got some one else to do it as his cadence is occasionally distracting.
great book, took me a while as it doesn't capture you as much as others but still worth it
This audiobook is very hard to listen to. It's repetitive, dull and not very informative.
"Unputdownable ***** five stars"
One of the best and most useful book I have read err listened to. Timely and practical. Gonna try it out.
Brilliant. Brilliant and life changing. Some reviewer mentioned that it was repetitive. It isn't. Every example is unique. The reviewer missed the point...
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