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Living the 80/20 Way: Work Less, Worry Less, Succeed More, Enjoy More Paperback – January 20, 2014
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Full of helpful techniques and observations. If you are looking to kick-start the New Year, this is a great place to start. Highly recommended!―Hot Brands, Cool Places
The trick is to apply 'less is more' and 'more with less' to ourselves, our work and our relationships. This volume does not urge the reader to do more - measuring, managing, talking or whatever - but to do less in total by doing things differently.―Independent on Sunday
The 80/20 principle is the cornerstone of results-based living. Read this book and use it.―Timothy Ferriss, New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek
Intensely practical. This book is for anyone interested in succeeding personally as well as professionally.―Professional Manager
About the Author
Richard Koch is a highly successful author, investor and entrepreneur, having made large returns from businesses as diverse as hotels, restaurants, personal organisers and consulting. A former partner at consulting firm Bain & Co, and co-founder of The LEK Partnership, the fastest growing and most profitable 'strategy boutique' of the 1980s, Richard now lives the 80/20 way between Gibraltar, Spain, Portugal and South Africa.
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I've also applied a few of the tips offered in 27 Quick Life Transformation Tips. This book has been a boon for my productivity and my overall success. If you want to be a success in business and in your relationships, then you can find quality advice here. Using both of these books, I have been able to start my own business and achieve success in my industry. I've also been able to follow the 27 Quick Life Transformation Tips to enhance my personal relationships with friends and family. My health has been improved and I'm happier than I've been in a long, long time. All it really takes is a little bit of simplification and following these easy to understand guidelines to really turn your life around.
Because I've followed principles in both of these books, I've been able to finally realize the "Work Smarter, Not Harder" adage. I have practically eliminated my worries and my life is filled with successes day after day. I now focus on the things that are most important to me--close family and friends, my important work issues, and my health. Everything else is a non-essential factor in my day-to-day life and I've realized I don't need to expend much energy worrying about it.
What I found missing was a lack of concentrated focus on any one of those areas. I found myself skimming over the stories looking for the meat, but I was left wanting for more. The most thorough section is on personal finances and if you don't have control of yours, reading this and following his advice, and George Clason's "Richest Man In Babylon" will be a big help to you.
However, if you already grasp the 80/20 principal, read Ruiz's "The Four Agreements" to master relationships with others and yourself, Clason's "Richest Man In Babylon" to master your finances and Google "the Pomodoro technique" to learn how to master time management. Don't get me wrong. This is a good book. I just didn't find that it added much to my understanding or ability to apply 80/20. If you've never experienced 80/20, you should get and read it, because it will change your life.
Unfortunately, the technique in the book is nothing more than a set of obvious questions repeated again and again.
Also, like another reviewer said, the author fails at using the 80/20 principle to write his book.
There are soooo many useless repetitions that 80/20 is the way to go that it ends up looking like an hypnotic book !
Here is a much better and free too to use the pareto principle : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBtGI2z8V48
I recommend it for anyone who needs to find new ways to get and keep more of our precious and ever more scare resource, time.