THE 80/20 Way
If you knew that you could always get more of the great things that life has to offer, with less effort and cost, would you be interested? If you could find a simple solution to your problems by following a way that always works, would you be interested? If you could work a two-day week, and yet get much better results and pay than you do for a full week now, would you be interested? If that way applied not just to making a living, to money, or success, but also to the even more important areas of life - the people that you love and care for, and your happiness and fulfilment - would you be interested? You can transform your life if you follow the 80/20 Way.
In his incredibly successful titles, The 80/20 Principle and The 80/20 Individual Richard Koch demonstrates to readers how to use the 80/20 principle, achieving more with less in a predominately business context. In this long awaited third book, Koch now helps the reader to succeed personally as well as professionally, to make a good life as well as a living. With chapters on Unmasking the Mystery of Money, and Relationships: the Modern Way or the 80/20 Way?, we can now learn how to utilise the power of the individual to our best advantage in our lives as a whole rather than just in a business setting.
Living the 80/20 Way uses a simple, short, self-help approach to guide the reader through the different areas of their life that can benefit from the 80/20 way of thinking. By giving the reader the opportunity to answer a variety of questions, Koch makes the book more interactive and promotes a real sense of self-help by prompting the reader to tailor the 80/20 way to their own life experience.
THE 80/20 PRINCIPLE
THE 80/20 PRINCIPLE - that 80 per cent of results flow from just 20 per cent of the causes - is the one true principle of highly effective people and organizations. In one of the decade's most original, provocative and powerful books, The 80/20 Principle shows how you can achieve much more with much less effort, time and resources, simply by concentrating on the all-important 20 per cent. Astonishingly, though the 80/20 Principle has greatly influenced today's world, this is the first book which shows you how to use it in a systematic and practical way.
The pattern of predictable imbalance underlying the 80/20 Principle was first stumbled upon a century ago by Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto - roughly 80 per cent of the wealth went to 20 per cent of the people. The pattern of predictable imbalance crops up throughout life. In The 80/20 Principle, Richard Koch opens our eyes to the odd way the world really works.
He drives home the truth and power of the Principle through a wide range of examples from business, personal and social spheres. Generally, 20 per cent of products account for 80 per cent of sales value and profits; so do 20 per cent of customers; 20 per cent of criminals account for 80 per cent of the loot; 20 per cent of motorists cause 80 per cent of accidents; 20 per cent of your carpets get 80 per cent of the wear; and 20 per cent of your clothes are worn 80 per cent of the time.
The 80/20 Principle is the key to controlling our lives. If we can latch on to the few powerful forces within and around us, we can leverage our efforts to multiply effectiveness. Most of what we do has trivial results. A little of what we do really matters. So if we focus on the latter, we can control events instead of being controlled by them, and achieve several times the results.
THE 80/20 INDIVIDUAL
"Koch writes with inspirational verve and assurance drawing on personal experience of building businesses. A useful motivational tool for appraising and leveraging talent in the organisation, his book yields some valuable lessons that any business can apply and will be of particular interest to the would-be entrepreneur." Choice of the Month, Director In this powerful sequel to his classic bestseller The 80/20 Principle, Richard Koch uniquely makes the connection between the rise of the individual and the 80/20 principle - achieving more with less - to create great new wealth. From big business to small, from Hollywood to sport, Richard Koch demonstrates how the innovative individual now has the competitive advantage.
The 80/20 Principle demonstrated the concept, The 80/20 Individual shows how to put it into practice for your own professional success. Here Richard Koch reveals how innovative individuals are taking over the world and how you can join in the revolution - creating new wealth and wellbeing in a twenty-first century individualism.