28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly life changing book for anyone - BUY IT!
I read this out of curiosity not realising the tremendous impact it would have. Not normally one to write reviews I felt I had to make the exception for this book. For me it provided that moment in my life where the light bulb switched on in my head and I said "ah- I get it".
Before, I was "successful" in the traditonal sense. Good job, nice home, a very normal guy. I...
Published on 12 April 2005
73 of 76 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Great Insight But Richard Koch Overstates His Case
On the one hand, Richard Koch has a great insight, that most results (80%) come from a small number of causes (20%). Therefore, we should concentrate on the causes that are important both for specific outcomes and in your life generally. We should not waste our efforts on causes that are likely to have little effect on the overall outcome.
On the other hand,...
Published on 30 July 2009 by Honest Dude
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great combination of the inspirational and the practical,
This review is from: Living the 80/20 Way: Work Less, Worry Less, Succeed More, Enjoy More (Paperback)Already a huge fan of Richard Koch's original The 80/20 Principle, I wasn't sure how much his latest offering could add on the topic. But I'm most impressed!
The original book was really quite business focused, which was great if you wanted to apply the 80/20 principle to your work and your business. What this latest book covers, though, is considerably more valuable in my opinion... it explains how to put the 80/20 principle to work throughout your life in ways that will lead to greater success and happiness.
There's no need to read the original book first... Living The 80/20 Way explains the principle clearly and enthusiastically from the start. It then covers the topic areas of how to go about enjoying work and success, unmasking the mystery of money, 80/20 relationships and what it means to focus on the simple, good life.
The final section of the book is devoted to encouraging and supporting you to put the 80/20 principle into action in your life. It includes a step by step action plan for you to complete for yourself.
I love the combination of the inspirational and the practical that Richard Koch offers in this book.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff, best of series,
This review is from: Living the 80/20 Way: Work Less, Worry Less, Succeed More, Enjoy More (Paperback)I had to look at some of koch's stuff for a class, and this is my favourite. It's simpler than some of the others, and the ideas are much more relevant to my life. I like the 80/20 principle, and it's quite clever how he uses it to sort out everyday living, not just working life.
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting,
This review is from: Living the 80/20 Way: Work Less, Worry Less, Succeed More, Enjoy More (Kindle Edition)Interesting, good to eme the concept and apply to many aspects of life. Allowed me to step back and look at how I approach aspects of my life.
3.0 out of 5 stars Building on a previous success (?),
This review is from: Living the 80/20 Way: Work Less, Worry Less, Succeed More, Enjoy More (Kindle Edition)Richard Koch when writing from his experience as a consultant, has a rich seam to work and his observations ring true, but this book appears to be written at the request of his publisher to build on the previous success and his assertions are a little contrived and did not expand my understanding of the 80/20 thesis. His earlier work took a number of years to 'mature' and benefited from the number of revisions it no doubt went through, this is a pot boiler straight out of the pot.
4.0 out of 5 stars The 80/20 way,
This review is from: Living the 80/20 Way: Work Less, Worry Less, Succeed More, Enjoy More (Kindle Edition)An excellent read and a must if you want to change your life for the better.
Richard explains how we can have more with less and in some ways this can be used in conjunction with The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.
2.0 out of 5 stars A Waste of Money,
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful and inspiring,
This book is practical and inspiring.
If you like four hour work week or the power of less, you'll love this book and find it very useful.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have Read for the Busy Person,
This review is from: Living the 80/20 Way: Work Less, Worry Less, Succeed More, Enjoy More (Paperback)Curiosity made me read this book. Surprise caught me out when I realised that my well-organised days could be more productive by making some radical changes in my work practices. Unlike most books which seem to re-state the blindingly obvious, this includes case studies which stick in your mind and pop up at times when you're making business decisions - so that it has real usefulness in your working or business life. Of course, these ideas can also be applied to home life, but the book is mostly about getting more work-life balance by simply being smarter about what you choose to do with your time.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Insightful!,
11 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Squeezing out a few more bucks from the 80 20 rule,
Full of pie in the sky suggestions and not very useful for the real world. Would not recommend this book to anyone. Bit of a rip off and the author and publisher should know better.
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Living the 80/20 Way: Work Less, Worry Less, Succeed More, Enjoy More by Richard Koch (Paperback - May 2004)