10 Golden Rules for Career Success

Factoid: 1. Specialize in a very small niche; develop a core skill. 2. Choose a niche that you enjoy, where you can excel and stand a chance of becoming an acknowledged leader. 3. Realize that knowledge is power. 4. Identify your market and your core customers and serve them best. 5. Identify where 20 percent of effort gives 80 percent of returns. 6. Learn from the best. 7. Become self-employed early in your career. 8. Employ as many net value creators as possible. 9. Use outside contractors for everything but your core skill. 10. Exploit capital leverage.

Source: (Richard Koch. The 80/20 Principle. New York: Currency/Doubleday, 1998. P. 194.)


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