The 80/20 Principle, Third Edition: The Secret to Achieving More with Less

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Crown, Nov 9, 2011 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
Be more effective with less effort by learning how to identify and leverage the 80/20 principle: that 80 percent of all our results in business and in life stem from a mere 20 percent of our efforts.

The 80/20 principle is one of the great secrets of highly effective people and organizations.

Did you know, for example, that 20 percent of customers account for 80 percent of revenues? That 20 percent of our time accounts for 80 percent of the work we accomplish? The 80/20 Principle shows how we can achieve much more with much less effort, time, and resources, simply by identifying and focusing our efforts on the 20 percent that really counts. Although the 80/20 principle has long influenced today's business world, author Richard Koch reveals how the principle works and shows how we can use it in a systematic and practical way to vastly increase our effectiveness, and improve our careers and our companies.

The unspoken corollary to the 80/20 principle is that little of what we spend our time on actually counts. But by concentrating on those things that do, we can unlock the enormous potential of the magic 20 percent, and transform our effectiveness in our jobs, our careers, our businesses, and our lives.
 

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The first part of this book contains some valuable insight for business applications. The second part of the book is largely filled with secular humanist ideas that provide no substantial contribution ... Read full review

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This book really is two halves that don't really work together all that well. However, if you read the 20% that makes sense to you, you can still get some good value out of this read, The first half ... Read full review

Contents

Welcome to the 8020 Principle
3
How to Think 8020
21
CORPORATE SUCCESS NEEDNT BE A MYSTERY
43
WORK LESS EARN AND ENJOY MORE
137
Time Revolution
146
With a Little Help from Our Friends
177
Money Money Money
207
The Seven Habits of Happiness
220
FRESH INSIGHTS THE PRINCIPLE REVISITED
241
Notes and References
257
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About the author (2011)

Richard Koch is the bestselling author of The 80/20 Individual. An extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, his ventures have included consulting for hotels, restaurants, personal organizers, and the distilling industry. A former consultant with The Boston Consulting Group and former partner of Bain and Company, he currently lives in London, England.

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