The 80/20 Principle and 92 Other Powerful Laws of Nature: The Science of Success (Paperback)

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Insight from science for business success

In a brand new Preface, bestselling author Richard Koch describes a paradigm shift in business, whereby intuition is more important than analysis, ideas and product trump strategy, and influence is superior to control.

In this essential companion to his bestselling The 80/20 Principle - the radical power law that helped thousands of people achieve more by doing less - Koch illuminates 92 other universal principles and laws to promote the science of success in an increasingly challenging business environment.

From natural selection to genes and memes, from Newtonian physics to chaos and co-opetition, Koch demonstrates, in both theory and practice, what science can teach business:

- Why growth is much easier to find than sustain

- Why co-operating is better than competing

- How there are infinite ways to fail, but also multiple ways to succeed
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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781857886115
ISBN-10: 1857886119
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2014
Pages: 228
Language: English
Richard Koch delivers some sharp cross-disciplinary comparisons and knows his onions on both sides of the business/science fence. Koch's feet are firmly on the ground.—The Sunday Times - Business Book of the Week

The 80/20 principle is the cornerstone of results-based living. Read this book and use it.—Tim Ferris, The 4-Hour Workweek

Cogently, entertainingly and often controversially, [Koch] draws parallels between the natural universe and the modern business world. Persevere with Koch's often elegant through processes and you will look at your business quite differently.—Enterprise

A great book. Each discussion offers something different and could almost serve as a standalone introduction to science, business or the art of business science.—Quality World

Time Management is not about organizing your daily tasks, it is about organizing 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 of the 20th Century