A great interpretation of the 80/20 principles

Greg Rader offers some principles for disruptive learning environments. I like that he’s reluctant to do a list post and as lists go this is pretty good.

This thought stood out for me:

Embracing varied challenges and stimuli capitalizes on the Pareto principle – 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes… Promulgators of shallow wisdom will suggest that we should therefore focus only on the 20% and ignore the 80%. (Un)Fortunately we do not live in a static world. The 20% today is not necessarily the 20% of yesterday. Besides, such a strategy would only lead back to complacency. The solution is perpetual growth-inducing variety that continually redirects attention towards the current 20%.

Hat tip: Viv’s reweet

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