The 80/20 rule

A new thing I learned today: the Pareto rule.

In particular:

1. Work: Twenty percent of your efforts produce 80 percent of the results.

2. People: Twenty percent of the people you know (friends, colleagues, family) provide you with 80 percent of nurturing support and satisfaction.

3. Business: Eighty percent of the sales are made by 20 percent of the sales team.

4. Focus: Twenty percent of your activities will account for 80 percent of your success.

What I know from my undergrad days is that I barely remember much of anything from my classes. The place where I learned the most for my success today actually comes from my job at Rescomp–learning how to deal with customers and coworkers. People skills strangely enough contributes the most to my goals.

1 thought on “The 80/20 rule

  1. Yeah… classes… while good in theory.. were not practical…I learned about the real world the last 2 years while I was.. well, working!

    I like the 80/20 rule!

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