Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video The 80/20 principle of reading, part of Speed Reading Fundamentals.
- In this video, we're going to discuss the 80/20 Principle,…and how you can apply it to make…yourself a more efficient reader.…If you're not already familiar with the 80/20 Principle,…let me introduce you to the concept.…The 80/20 Principle is sometimes…referred to as Pareto's Principle.…It's named after an Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto,…who observed in 1906 that 80% of the land was owned…by 20% of the population in Italy at the time.…He later developed his principle by observing…the phenomenon in a variety of social,…scientific, and economic circumstances.…
For example, many businesses find that 80% of…their revenues come from 20% of their customers.…Or on a personal level, you may find that 20%…of your clothes are worn 80% of the time.…Now, the 80/20 Principle doesn't mean that it's…always 80/20, it just means there's an imbalance.…For example, 70% of a company's revenues…could come from 13% of their customers.…That would still be an example of the 80/20 Principle.…Generally speaking, the 80/20 Principle states…
The course then focuses on improving comprehension by understanding how memory works, practicing the "read and recall" method, and breaking down technical terms. The final chapter introduces some advanced tips and strategies for reading different types of media: news and magazine articles, textbooks, technical material, and ebooks.
- Measuring your reading speed
- Reading faster on the computer
- Reading groups of words
- Previewing and overviewing
- Improving comprehension and retention
- Understanding the 80/20 principle of reading
- Reading magazines, textbooks, diagrams, and ebooks