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The 80/20 Principle Summary

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

“Efficiency clears the space for life enhancement, while life enhancement requires us to be clear about the few things that are really important in our work”.

At a first sight this may sound like a conclusion. By reading Richard Koch’s book, you will discover that this is the perquisite for a real and very applicable rule: The 80/20 Principle.

ACHIEVE  / The 80/20 Principle

80/20 wisdom is to choose a basket carefully, load all your eggs into it, and then watch it like a hawk.


I found out about the 80/20 principle while doing research for a time management course. And it struck me like one of the best ways of dealing with the pressures of modern life.

After a brief analysis of dedicated websites, I had the surprise to find out that this principle is, in fact, mentioned in many top-business books. Richard Koch’s book is one of the best proofs for the big interest on 80/20 principle’s topic.

So if you have never heard of this rule, it’s time to find out about it! After reading this book, you may be seeing things pretty much different. In a whole new light which will bring you closer to reality. But let’s see: what does this principle really mean, after all? Literally, this means that 80 per cent of what we achieve in our job (or life) comes from 20 per cent of the time we spend.

But 80/20 – sounds so statistical. Too much math, at the first sight. Too exclusivist.

The fact is that, at the beginning, this principle really was like this. It derived from using statistical analysis by an Italian economist – Vilfredo Pareto and it was meant to be understood only by professionals.

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