How true is the 80/20 rule?

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Provide your examples of how the 80/20 has applied for you.

I'll drop one. I had roughly 10 interviews, ended up with two offers.

When I go to my classes, 80% just feels like garbage, then 20% is pretty interesting actually.

Anyone else want to share?

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Feb 23, 2020

i dont think you understand the rule lol

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Feb 23, 2020

Yeah you're not grasping the Pareto principle at all lol... It's the concept that you get 80% of the effects of something comes from 20% of the effort / causes.

80% of your class feeling like garbage and 20% being of interest to you does not speak at all to the rule, but to your own span of interest.

If you argued that 80% of the content you've learned comes from 20% of the TYPE of class you attend then that would make more sense. I.E perhaps 80% of the effort you put in is absentmindedly listening in class and 20% of the effort you put in is attending office hours and asking for help, then the 20% effort into attending office hours may drive 80% of your success or understanding in the class.

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Feb 24, 2020

This is such a prospect post, thank you for the laughs op

Array

Feb 28, 2020

lmao, haha what?. I don't think you grasp the rule fully

Mar 2, 2020

It's about 80% true, 20% untrue. Or is it 80% untrue, 20% true?

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Mar 2, 2020

If you take load management into consideration, I have about a 20% usage rate on the Clippers, but I'm 80% of the reason the team is a title contender.

I'm a fun guy. Obviously I love the game of basketball. I mean there's more questions you have to ask me in order for me to tell you about myself. I'm not just gonna give you a whole spill... I mean, I don't even know where you're sitting at

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Mar 2, 2020

Going to sound like an incel here, but 80% of women really do flock to like 20% of the dudes at least pre 30 yrs old

Mar 2, 2020

I'm curious, can you expand on this ?

Array

Mar 3, 2020

Women gravitate to high status men, so in any given scenario, the guys who represent the "top 20%" (Height, income, wealth, athletes/jocks/fraternities, etc) will have more dating opportunities than the 80% of non-descript regular guys. Now apply this to settings where young people congregate-high school, college, etc you'll see it holds more often than not and these social hierarchies play a huge role when it's time to hook up.

Men conversely don't care too much about a woman's social status. We'd still (eagerly) bang a trailer park chick or McDonald's employee if she were a solid 8. Tiger Woods is a particularly good example of this. He was taking down Denny's waitresses.

Mar 3, 2020

It's more like 90 and 10 for me.

Mar 3, 2020

60% of the time it works

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Mar 4, 2020
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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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