Richard Koch started his first venture when he was 13. After making the mistake of working for big companies in his twenties, Koch was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group and partner of Bain & Company. He co-founded LEK Consulting, the most successful, fastest growing and most profitable 'strategy boutique' of the 1980s. In the 1990s he rescued Filofax and Plymouth Gin from near-death, built up Zola Hotels, and co-founded the Belgo restaurant chain and Capstone Publishing. In 2001 he invested heavily in Betfair, a tiny online betting firm shunned by venture capitalists. He played a leading part in making it by far the world's leading betting exchange, worth more than .1.5 billion. He is the author of 13 books including The 80/20 Individual and Living the 80/20 Way. A self-confessed 'lazy entrepreneur', he lives the 80/20 way in London, Cape Town and the sunniest part of southern Spain.
Intensely practical. This book is for anyone interested in succeeding personally as well as professionally. * Professional Manager * Full of helpful techniques and observations. If you are looking to kick-start the New Year, this is a great place to start. Highly recommended! * Hot Brands, Cool Places * The trick is to apply 'less is more' and 'more with less' to ourselves, our work and our relationships. This volume does not urge the reader to do more - measuring, managing, talking or whatever - but to do less in total by doing things differently. * Independent on Sunday * The 80/20 principle is the cornerstone of results-based living. Read this book and use it. -- Timothy Ferriss, New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek