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The 80/20 Principle Audiobook

The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Success by Achieving More with Less

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Publisher's Summary

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:

  • How to identify the critical 20% in every area of your life
  • How to give up the guilt of not working as hard as you think you're supposed to
  • Why "time management" is a counter-productive fallacy
  • The six things successful 80/20 practitioners do differently than you
  • How to make the 80/20 Principle work for you in your job, even when you don't have total control over your time
  • What the 80/20 Principle can teach you about who to hire
  • How to avoid dooming yourself to life as a wage slave
  • How the 80/20 principle can multiply your money
  • And much more!

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

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    Isaac 03-06-15
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    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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Devon Downer 06-01-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Powerful"

    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.

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    VHB 01-09-16
    VHB 01-09-16 Member Since 2016

    Love listening to great stories matched well to the right narrators.

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    "Tiresome to listen to"
    What did you love best about The 80/20 Principle?

    The idea of it


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The principle of the message


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Richard Koch?

    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.


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

    Just the conscep.


    Any additional comments?

    I will listen to more of the 80/20 idea from another narrator.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Susan B Sampson 09-05-16
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    "Long version of a short topic"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dustin 09-02-15
    Dustin 09-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book"

    very informative. includes practical applications, and helpful lists for accomplishing tasks as well as proper life allocation.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    sixtiesdad 03-13-17
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    "An essential life principle... but repetitious"
    What did you like best about The 80/20 Principle? What did you like least?

    I soon grew annoyed by the repetition of "more with less", but maybe that's because I've known about Pareto for decades, and have used his principle to great advantage. If it's new to you, then definitely get this or some other book that explains it. If you already know it, then get ready for a lot of repetition -- both of the idea, and of the words "more" and "less".


    What was most disappointing about Richard Koch’s story?

    the repetition


    What three words best describe Richard Koch’s performance?

    He reads his own material well.


    Did The 80/20 Principle inspire you to do anything?

    to write this review


    Any additional comments?

    Buy only the 20% clothes that you'll wear 80% of the time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Phillip A. 01-06-17
    Phillip A. 01-06-17 Member Since 2016

    I Love God, Family, and learning.

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    "started out dry ended up great"

    great read straight to the point. Get more focus on less. I really enjoyed the section on choosing friends.

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    K. Dammann 12-15-16
    K. Dammann 12-15-16

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    "Don't hesitate"

    One of the best books I've "read" (out of many) in terms of content and also well written and narrated! 5 stars

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    Bibek 12-07-16
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    "excellent book"

    good book, i am confident it will make a change, if put into practice.
    I found this audio book is much better than the paper books as I listened it while I went for walk

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    Amazon Customer 10-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Gave me all new interesting perspective"

    I was aware of the 80:20 principle as a statistical tool but never looked at it as a approach that can used in achieving daily life & work goals. since I bought this book I have listened to this book a few times now.

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    "Excellent book and thanks for the app"

    loved the book and also the book - thanks for the story

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  • Richard Warren
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    "Fascinating read!"

    Listen and be ready to take action to improve all areas of your life with this audible book!

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  • C. A. Mackay
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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.

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  • Liam
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    "enlightened "

    great book, took me a while as it doesn't capture you as much as others but still worth it

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  • Ciaron Fitzpatrick
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    "Incredibly dull"

    This audiobook is very hard to listen to. It's repetitive, dull and not very informative.

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  • Balakrishna Shenoy
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    "Unputdownable ***** five stars"

    One of the best and most useful book I have read err listened to. Timely and practical. Gonna try it out.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • JG
    10/4/15
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    "Sheer brilliance"

    Brilliant. Brilliant and life changing. Some reviewer mentioned that it was repetitive. It isn't. Every example is unique. The reviewer missed the point...

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • declan
    9/13/16
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    "Wafflefest"
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    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.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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