The 80/20 Rule And How It Can Change Your Life

In the year 1848, Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto, an important philosopher and economist was born. Upon a few observations and investigations, he concluded that 80% of production for these industries were coming from 20% of action. He made a rule called the 80/20, or Pareto principle. Some times this ratio isn’t always on just one side. For example, 20% of software bugs are caused from 80% of software crashes. Another example is 20% of customers are accounted for 80% of profits.

Reflect on these key points:

  • 1Pareto invented the 80/20 rule that says that 80% of the results we make come from 20% of our actions.
  • 2To utilize this rule effectively in your work environment, ask yourself which projects are most important.
  • 3While using Pareto, remember there are only 24 hours in one day to accomplish things.

“He investigated different industries and found that 80% of production typically came from just 20% of the companies.”

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