80/20 Rule (aka. Pareto Principle)


The rule of nature that describes disproportionate relationships.

Officially, 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.

What is the minimum amount of effort that will bring the maximum results.

This applies to almost everything in nature.

Take aways

  • First focus on the 20% of tasks that are going to bring 80% of the value. Also known as the the “low hanging fruits”.
  • Don’t get hanged up on the numbers, ie. 80/20. They vary by case study.