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  • The 80/20 Principle

  • By: Richard Koch
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 211

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Long, but it worth the time

  • By Jan on 04-25-10

Brilliant Book and NOT Repetitive

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-15

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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  • The 4 Disciplines of Execution

  • Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals
  • By: Sean Covey, Chris McChesney, Jim Huling
  • Narrated by: Sean Covey, Chris McChesney, Jim Huling
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411

The 4 Disciplines of Execution provides a simple, proven formula for achieving the goals that every individual or organization needs to reach. From Marriott to the U.S. Navy, Covey and his team have worked with more than 200,000 people in hundreds of organizations to improve performance, identifying and honing four secrets of perfect execution: Focus on the Wildly Important; Act on the Lead Measures; Keep a Compelling Scoreboard; and Create a Cadence of Accountability.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a must read for every leader

  • By Erik T Frank on 09-06-16

Great for corporate drones, not entrepreneurs

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-15

Would you try another book from the authors and/or the narrators?

No - it became apparent while listening that this is targeted toward corporate middle-managers and has little relevance for a hard-driving entrepreneur like myself. If you have a large number of employees at a big company and they're not getting the job done, your leadership is at fault and this book *may* help.

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

The least interesting to me was simply how corporate it all is. And the cutesy "4DX" brand reeks of that.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No.

Any additional comments?

I found this book recommended in a business form but almost immediately realized that this is for managers of good-sized teams in big corporations, not for no-nonsense entrepreneurs like me and others in the same arena. It seems to me like one of those books (and brands) that thrive by giving corporate drones something to talk about and work on, creating an excuse to justify their jobs.

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