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An inspired call to achieve more by doing less,
By A Customer
This review is from: The 80/20 Principle: The Secret of Achieving More with Less (Paperback)
Eighty percent of the books I buy I fail to read.
This is one of the twenty percent of books that I own that will have a positive effect on my life and those around me. Richard Koch gives a great analysis of the simple rule, espoused by management consultants for years, that a small part of your effort causes a dissproportianate amount of effect.
The 80/20 principle is a great read for those of us who dont like to work too much, as it gives us the reason why we can still be so sucessfull. It will also be a gem for the overworked because it will show you why those around you who achieve without stress are managing to do it.
The 80/20 rule is nothing new to many of us. This book, however, opens the possibilities of its usage to the limits. It also provides a great link to Chaos theory and how the two philosophies are interdependent. It is a fantastic opportunity for anyone to embrace the idea that planning to succeed may not always involve maximising effort.
As a 80/20 practitioner for some while it has been a pleasure to see these ideas carefully scripted in an inspiring book.
Buy it now and do less and achieve more.
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Initial post: 5 Jul 2009 19:10:09 BDT
Like many other reviewers for this type of books, you claim it *will* change your life. I'ld love to find more reviewers saying it *did* change their lives. It's so easy to get carried away with enthusiasm after reading a book, because of a subjective, at times imaginary sense of possibilities. My advice would be don't recommend this type of book to others before it has had a tangible effect on your life. You'ld save people a lot of time and illusion.
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