Pareto Principle

80:20 Vision… The Pareto Principle

Pareto Happy

I’m not lazy, but I am a great believer in taking the most effective route from A to B.  That’s why I love the Pareto Principle… otherwise known as the Principle of the Least Effort.

Background

The principle is named after an Italian Economist (unsurprisingly called Pareto), who recognised an observable trend: 80% of Italy’s land was owned by 20% of the population.  He also observed that this extended outside of economics; for example, 20% of the pea pods in his garden provided 80% of the peas.

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The Impact of Sleep

 The Impact of Sleep on Work

 
Sleeping Lion

I don’t know about you, but I have a very strange relationship with sleep.  First thing in the morning, sleep is my best friend and my bed… well, my bed is literally the most comfortable place in the entire world.  Fast-forward to the evening and sleep becomes elusive; morphing into my greatest nemesis.  Aided and abetted, of course, by a bed that has transmogrified into an uncomfortable heap of cold, lumpy nettles.

That’s just fine Liz, but what’s this got to do with work?

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