Category Archives for "80/20 principle"

Most things in the world don’t really matter much. A few do, but they matter highly. Or as Richard Koch would say, “the universe is wonky and non-linear”. This is the essence of the 80/20 Principle, and derivatives of the theme: 95/5, 20,120, 1/50, the Star principle, Network Effect, and Simplify.

a couple of years ago

Do you know how to have a conversation?

how to have a conversation

How you answer that question depends entirely on your purpose in the conversation. The purpose of a LOT of conversations I eavesdrop on . . .  is emotional reassurance. Tell me I’m OK. Somebody PLE-E-E-EASE tell me I’m OK. I feel frantic. I can’t cope with life if I’m all alone. Quiet desperation. (Thanks, Mr Thoreau.) The conversation makes […]

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