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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.

Critic Reviews

"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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  • Scott
  • Duclos, QC, Canada
  • 09-13-12

Good book, terrible narrator

What did you like best about The 80/20 Principle? What did you like least?

Some interesting theories. A useful tool. The narrator did impressions anytime there was a quote from someone in the book. His American accent is bad, but his Asian ones were just offensive.

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Part 2 is better

What did you like best about The 80/20 Principle? What did you like least?

Thought provoking about a paradigm shift that challenges hard work as the basis for success<br/><br/>some mathematical presentations made in the first part really requiers a paper and a pen to look at and fully comprehend , u cannot just listen to t on the fly

If you’ve listened to books by Richard Koch before, how does this one compare?

No

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes

Was The 80/20 Principle worth the listening time?

yes specially part 2

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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.

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  • Trevor
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 02-08-13

20% substance... 80% examples

What would have made The 80/20 Principle better?

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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