The Pareto Principle and How to Be More Effective

Eighty percent of what we do is pretty much pointless. Twenty percent of our efforts yield 80% of the results. The Pareto Principle is the idea that 80% of our output comes from 20% of our efforts. It’s a measure of where we can devote our efforts so as to increase our productivity and performance. Explore where your 20% lies—and become more productive. Most of us work five days a week, but in four of those days—we’re only creating 20% of what we do in the week; there’s a single day buried in there when we create 80% of our

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