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Are We There Yet?

If you are a parent, you have likely been asked “are we there yet?” This particular question is usually aimed at the backs of our heads by tiny voices, and the peppering typically starts 10 minutes into a multi-hour drive. The question is repeated with precision at 10-minute intervals and often becomes louder as the anticipation of what awaits at the destination becomes more intense. 

Of course, it would be virtually impossible to answer this pressing question if we weren’t aware of where we were going, or how long it should take to get there… perhaps it would help if we were more specific, and if we provided answers to a few questions in advance, such as:

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But What About Me Pareto?

Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto was studying population and land ownership statistics in 1896 when he came up with the 80/20 rule aka the Pareto principle.

One hundred and one years later, British writer Richard Koch published The 80/20 Principle. The book was a reinterpretation of the Pareto principle and extended the idea that the top 20% in any group is likely to produce 80% of the results.

The book, which has sold more than a million copies and been translated into 35 languages, has been called one of the most important business tomes ever written. For anyone whose job it is to analyze sales results – The 80/20 Principle is a must-read!

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It’s What’s on the Inside That Counts

Sometimes, we need to take a look on the inside, in order to make changes for the better on the outside.

This is true for all of us: in our various roles as parents, partners, friends; as members of our respective families and the communities.

It’s also true for business.

Including ours.

So, we decided to train the lens inwards, on ourselves, and this is what we discovered:

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