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)
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.
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.
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. - Joseph Campbell -
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.
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.
I have listen to this book already two times. And I get a full load of information every time.
I love the business mentality that the 80/20 Principle suggest. Lazy but smart is definitely in.
It is a must have book or audio book if you are in business.
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.
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.
Rambles on and on describing applications of the 80 /20 rule.
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.
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