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Pie Chart Illustrating Pareto's Principle

Pareto’s Principle and that Sucking Sound in your Organization

No matter how many mistakes you make or how sl...

No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you’re still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying. -Tony Robbins (Photo credit: deeplifequotes)

Think about this statement: 80% of the people that need your help don’t know they need your help.

Here is another statement: 80% of the people that need to read this blog post will never search for it.

Another: 80% of the people that actually find this post and read it won’t actually believe it. :-/

And another cookie: 80% of the people that don’t know they your help and will never search for this blog post, aren’t even online, don’t search online, don’t subscribe to Internet feeds, read Internet news or otherwise engage in anything online.

Finally, this 80% of 80% (64%) uses 80% of all resources of your organization and only produce 20% of the results.

Not surprisingly, Tony Robbins points out that 80% of businesses go out of business in the first three to five years. Of the the remaining 20%, another 80% will go out of business in the first five to seven years in business. The primary reason is product to market fit… planning and development. That 64% sucking up all those resources at work has a name. It’s name is Mediocrity and it is killing your company.

I’m going to follow this up with a post about where this phenomenon comes from (mostly not the 64%), how to curb and kill mediocrity, and how you can’t kill mediocrity but only contain and minimize its effect.

I’d love to know what aspects are important to the 20% of 20% (The 0.04%) that will read this post. What are your thoughts?

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About Sustainability

This site is here to document my attempt to sustainably live in harmony with my environment. Here I’ll call out things that work for me, things that don’t work, and will call to attention the successes others are having with “Going Green“. These things include:

Now before you get the idea that I’m some kind of Tree Hugger, it is best to understand where I am coming from. It is my understanding that Mankind was Created, and that Our Creator charged us with the responsibility of taking care of the Earth which he created for us. This includes living a life that doesn’t adversely impact our ecosystem to the point that it can no longer recover, while at the same time, fully utilizing the resources given as gifts to us. This, by necessity, requires Mankind to live in harmony with the ecosystem. It is a tall order, but achievable we we apply all the vast resources of mind, spirit and nature.

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A blog about living in harmony with our ecosystem

How many times have we heard something about Global Warming or something along these lines? I weighed the evidence, looked at the counter-evidence and decided the following:

  • The scientists of The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are biased and only chasing after grant money, First World Governments are encouraging the IPCC in order to grab more power in the form of socialist regulations, and Second and Third-World Governments are trying to adversely affect the economies of developed nations through cap-and-trade treaties.
  • While the IPCC reports are largely biased or based on improper sample-sets, I can’t say that I will be able to look at my Creator in the face and give an answer in good conscious if he asks, “Did you take care of the planet I created for you?”

It was the second bullet, and the influence of pseudo-hippie parents, that made me think, while the concept of anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations is hard to estimate, if there is a remote possibility that our ecosystem is at the Tipping Point of being unable to accommodate the levels of anthropogenic greenhouse gases, then I should at least do my part to:

  • Reduce my personal carbon footprint
  • Educate my children and friends on living harmoniously within our ecosystem
  • Promote through market forces, individual advocacy or political election Green public policies that are rationalized and free from political bias at the local, state, Federal, and International levels

This site is here to document my attempt to sustainably live in harmony with my environment. Here I’ll call out things that work for me, things that don’t work, and will call to attention the successes others are having with “Going Green“. These things include:

Now before you get the idea that I’m some kind of Tree Hugger, it is best to understand where I am coming from. It is my understanding that Mankind was Created, and that Our Creator charged us with the responsibility of taking care of the Earth which he created for us. This includes living a life that doesn’t adversely impact our ecosystem to the point that it can no longer recover, while at the same time, fully utilizing the resources given as gifts to us. This, by necessity, requires Mankind to live in harmony with the ecosystem. It is a tall order, but achievable we we apply all the vast resources of mind, spirit and nature.

Feel free to contact me with ideas for topics or with resources. Together we can leave a living legacy for our children.

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