Richard Koch is a highly successful author, investor and entrepreneur, having made large returns from businesses as diverse as hotels, restaurants, personal organisers and consulting. A former partner at consulting firm Bain & Co, and co-founder of The LEK Partnership, the fastest growing and most profitable 'strategy boutique' of the 1980s, Richard now lives the 80/20 way between Gibraltar, Spain, Portugal and South Africa.
Both astute and entertaining, this is an intriguing book to help people concentrate on not wasting their lives. -- Professor Theodore Zeldin, St Anthony's College, Oxford There are ideas in here that could change your life. * The Good Book Guide * Congratulations! The 80/20 Principle is terrific. -- Al Ries Time management is not about organising your daily tasks, it is about organising your essential daily tasks, and dumping the rest. Koch has made millions from this - a bestseller based on just one idea - proving that it works. * GQ's 25 Best Business Books * A classic... the 20th anniversary edition that has been rewritten and warmed up to address how the world has changed since the digital revolution. But the 80/20 rule itself remains as rock solid as it was when it was first described by 19th-century Italian engineer Vilfredo Pareto. A genuine management must-read. * E&T magazine * For the 20th-anniversary edition [Koch] has added new chapters that bring it right up to date. Much has been written about the New Economy over the past couple of decades and a lot of it has been found to have been misguided,... but Koch seems to have put his finger on one of the things that marks out the real winners in this new era... networks. We should be grateful that, thanks to Koch and those whose ideas he has built upon, we have a better notion of what is going on. -- Roger Trapp * Forbes * The 80/20 principle is the cornerstone of results-based living. Read this book and use it. -- Tim Ferriss, author of 'The 4-Hour Workweek'