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The80/20 Principle and Richard Koch Interview

Written by: Scott Dinsmore

Average Reading Time: 4.5 minutes

Ask Richard Koch and he'll tell you that life efficiency can be summed up in a sentence: 80% of the results come from 20% of the effort. My guess is we've all heard it before (especially if you read my resent post summarizing his book). But what might surprise many of you is that he sums up life happiness and fulfillment in just the same way. I had to learn more. After virtually following him between his homes in South Africa, Portugal and Sevilla, I learned two things. 1. He's not the easiest to track down and 2. He lives what he writes, to the T. He IS the 80/20 Principle. He of course wouldn't give a phone interview, only email--it was an 80/20 thing...

The Blue Zones

The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who Have Lived The Longest by Dan Buttner Average Reading Time: 3.5 minutes Why You Should Read It: Who wouldn't mind having a few more enjoyable years on this earth?? These are useful, simple tips. I wonder if I can live to be 100, and enjoy every year of it? I think it might be possible. Very possible. What about you? With all the guidance regarding longevity, diet and simple living, I have a strong feeling that some of us will live a lot longer than people give us credit for - If we stop following the crowd that is.

How To Ethically Influence Behavior A few days ago I got the chance to interview Robert Cialdini, best-selling author of Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion and Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive. Dr. Cialdini's work has done wonders for my interactions both personally and professionally. The...

Average Read Time: 6 minues Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Roger Dawson, author of Secrets of Power Negotiating, after he saw my review a few weeks ago. Roger has earned the reputation of world-class negotiator from decades of life experience, teaching and writing. The tools packed in this interview were amazing. I hope you benefit from them as much as I have. Here are the questions we cover: 1. What has been the most consistently valuable and versatile technique that you've found in your years of negotiating? 2. What are your best tips for salary negotiation or pre-hire interview/job acceptance negotiating? 3. How do your techniques differ in the age of digital, online and virtual communication? 4. How important do you feel rapport, matching/mirroring, etc are in a negotiation? How would you employ these? 5. If your readers could only learn and use one of your techniques for the rest of their lives, what would it be?

 
Finding Day to Day Meaning and Limitless Freedom: Man's Search for Meaning
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl Pub. Date: 6/14/06, Beacon ISBN-9780807014295 165 PagesSuccess Rating: 4 Buy A Man's Search for Meaning at Amazon Why I Read this Book: Fulfillment comes from finding meaning for your life and feeling free. Viktor found both those things in the most unlikely of places.