The last 20% of the code takes 80% of the time.Hmm.. now you know why we always miss the targets and the projects go into the 'bug-fix' phase and then keeps in it ;-)
So, this started me thinking... are there are other ways this rule can be generalized ?
Lets take wealth...
80% of the wealth is controlled by 20% of the people !
Wow ! Makes sense.
Lets take class results. only 20% of the class will be in the top (80% and above).
Now , we come to the performance of people. We have a lot of people saying that a person is giving 150% or 200% into the work and that is why he is doing so good. Actually its not that. An average person puts in only 80% of the work ( hey the code is good enough!). A performer just does that 20% extra and that is where the whole difference lies.
So, if its yourself you are looking at and thinking how you can be better - just identify the 20% you are not doing, and do it ! Its a simple secret for becoming good at whatever you are doing.