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

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Crown Publishing Group, Nov 9, 2011 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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How anyone can be more effective with less effort by learning how to identify and leverage the 80/20 principle--the well-known, unpublicized secret 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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User Review  - djsparks - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - burningskulls - LibraryThing

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

OVERTU
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CORPORATE SUCCESS NEEDNT BE A MYSTERY
42
WORK LESS EARN AND ENJOY MORE
137
FRESH lNSjlTSTlE PRINCIPLE REVISITED
239
Notes and References 257
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Richard Koch, who is based in London, is a highly successful entrepreneur and investor who has also worked in the United States with Bain & Company and the Boston Consulting Group. He rescued the Filofax company from near death and has started several restaurants.


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