The “Pareto Principle” is well-known.. It’s the “80-20 Rule”. But how many have heard of the “10-80-10 Rule”?
10-80-10 was a source of much amusement when I was working at an Investment Bank in the mid-Eighties.
Our version went something like this:
In any company, 10 percent of the people do the work; 80 percent of the people do nothing; the last 10 percent stop the first 10 percent from finishing anything.
And in some companies, I’m sure it’s still true today.
I just finished reading this book by Douglas Adams and I can’t believe that I haven’t read it before. It didn’t disappoint.
I have been a long time fan of Mr. Adams and I thought I had read most of his work (all six books of the Hitchhiker’s Guide “trilogy”, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul etc.).
I chuckled, I laughed out loud. The poignant epilogue story about the Sibylline Books will be long-remembered.
What a gift it was to stumble across it.
Inspired by John Stepper and his “Working Out Loud” movement, I figured this is a good way to keep me off the streets. Furthermore, there’s a lot of stuff on my mind right now about “Life, the Universe and Everything” (Thanks, Douglas) – it’s a new year (can you believe we’re already over a month into it?) so here goes..