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Very dull and repetitive, with little practical content
on 17 March 2009
As others have said, the 80/20 principle applies very much to this book, except that in this case, about 99% of the useful information is explained in about 1% of the words.
I found it very dull, and quite boring. He kept making the same point over and over again, without offering much in the way of practical advice as to how to apply the ideas to your own life.
I first came across 80/20 in "The Four Hour Work Week" by Timothy Ferris, where it was explained clearly and concisely. I realise now that Ferris's explanation was all you need, and that this book adds almost nothing.
Don't bother with it!