June 13, 2020

80:20 rule

The principle that roughly 80% of the effects come from roughly 20% of the causes. It is also known as the Pareto principle.

Examples:

  • 80% of the benefits come from 20% of the effort
  • 20% of your wardrobe makes up 80% of what you wear
  • You can learn 80% of a skill by putting in 20% of the effort
  • The top 20% of your tasks will bring 80% of the rewards
  • 20% of your clients bring in 80% of your income

Updated Jul, 02 2020


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