Top critical review
Good Application of 80/20. Great for anyone needing help with finances.
August 10, 2014
If you get the premise of 80/20, then much of this book is unnecessary. The stories are nice, but really the principal itself does not require a book or much exposition. The book attempts to show you how to apply the principal to various life situations, from vocation to time management, romance to personal finances, and it succeeds in that. It's just that it doesn't really require a whole book to understand this stuff.
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.