Accomplish More by Doing Less

The 80/20 Rule in Action

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Getting more done by doing less requires focusing on those areas of your job or business where the 80/20 Rule is evident, and taking the necessary action to change the ratio.
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Harold Taylor, CSP, president of Harold Taylor Time Consultants Ltd., and now operating as Taylor In Time, was a Quality Control Supervisor and Plant Manager in industry for 12 years and a teaching master at Humber College of Applied Arts & Technology in Toronto, Canada for eight years before laun...

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You have probably heard of the 80/20 Rule, which, among other things, indicates that 80% of the value is in 20% of the things you do. But have you been able to actually apply it in order to improve your profitability while reducing your time and effort?
In this brief e-book, the author uses personal examples and step-by-step guidance to show you how you can reduce costs, increase profits and reduce your input of time and effort by simply changing the 80/20 ratio.
You can do this by identifying the areas where the 80/20 ratio is evident, making changes, and reaping the rewards ñ not only in your business, but in your job and personal life as well.

About the author

Harold Taylor, CSP, president of Harold Taylor Time Consultants Ltd., and now operating as Taylor In Time, was a Quality Control Supervisor and Plant Manager in industry for 12 years and a teaching master at Humber College of Applied Arts & Technology in Toronto, Canada for eight years before launching into the consulting business. He has been speaking, writing and conducting training programs on the topic of effective time management for over 35 years. He has written over 20 books, including a Canadian bestseller, Making Time Work for You. He has developed over 50 time management products, including the popular Taylor Planner, which has sold in 38 countries around the world. He has had over 300 articles accepted for publication.

A past director of the National Association of Professional Organizers, Harold Taylor received their Founder’s Award in 1999 for outstanding contributions to the organizing profession. He received the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation in 1987 from the National Speakers Association. In 1998 the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers inducted him into the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame. And in 2001, he received the first Founder’s Award from the Professional Organizers in Canada. The award has been named in his honor.

Since 1981, when he incorporated the original time management company, he has personally presented over 2000 workshops, speeches and keynotes on the topic of time and life management.

Harold lives in Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada. He writes e-books for Bookboon.com (25 to date), some of which have been translated into other languages, publishes a weekly blog at his website (also posted on Facebook & Twitter), a quarterly time management newsletter for his 2000 plus subscribers, sends out weekly tweets, and speaks to senior’s and other groups on “growing older without growing old” in addition to “time and life management.”

He is active in his local church, a member of the board of directors of Sussex & Area Chamber of Commerce, president of the Fundy Silverados Friendship Club, writes a column on business in the Kings County Record, and performs additional volunteer work in his spare time.

He is active in his local church, a member of the board of directors of Sussex & Area Chamber of Commerce, president of the Fundy Silverados Friendship Club, writes a "Business Matters" column in the Kings County Record, and performs additional volunteer work in his spare time.


  • About the author
  • Introduction
  1. Identifying the 80/20 ratio
    1. What is the 80/20 Rule?
    2. Knowing the 80/20 Rule is not enough
  2. Applying the 80-20 rule to your business
    1. Examples of 80/20 situations
  3. Changing the 80-20 ratio
    1. Personal experiences in application
  4. Keep your business simple
    1. Complexity muddies the waters
    2. Seek simplicity
    3. Let’s look at the cost of complexity
  5. Fight perfectionism by applying the 80/20 rule
    1. The problem with perfectionism
    2. The ratio can be a tip-off to trouble
    3. Avoiding perfectionism
    4. Are you a perfectionist?
  6. The 80/20 rule applies to a variety of situations
    1. Pareto visits a retail store
    2. Pareto in the classroom
    3. Involve your employees in examining their own jobs
  7. Applying the 80/20 rule to your own situation
    1. Making a difference in your company
    2. Summary of where the 80/20 rule could apply
    3. Additional areas where the 80/20 rule may apply in your life
    4. Time to take action
  8. Reference books