3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Nothing new and not always accurate.,
This review is from: The 80/20 Principle: The Secret of Achieving More with Less (Paperback)
I'm afraid I found this book a waste of money. The author gets what he wants to say said in the first sections and then rehashes it for the slow learner, over and over and over.
Here is the book summary. The Pareto principle: 80 percent of the good effects you see from your work come from 20 percent of the effort. Conversely 80 percent of the bad effects come from 20 percent of the problems. Thus eliminate your top 20 percent of problems and you reduce your bad effects by 80 percent. Then increase your ability in the top 20 most productive areas and you are laughing there as well.
So you see by expending 80 percent less effort in reading this review and deciding not to buy the book you have saved 80 percent of the effort needed to complete the purchase. Not to mention the time saved in reading it. I'm sure I've got the maths right there but if I haven't then I am no more guilty then the author for throwing around numbers in an effort to sound like my point is valid.
If you really want to up your productivity check out David Allens books instead. They require effort but they do actually work and are based on real life interactions. Getting Things Done: How to Achieve Stress-free Productivity and Making It All Work: Winning at the game of work and the business of life.