Parkinson's Law

  • Parkinson's law states that work always fills the time available for its completion.
  • This translates to a very simple rule for productivity: Set deadlines.
  • Setting deadlines makes us work more focused, forces us to prioritize the most important tasks and prevents perfectionism.
  • Tim Ferris writes about this law in his Book - The 4 Hour Work WeekBook - The 4 Hour Work Week


    author: Timothy Ferriss
    title: The 4 Hour Work WEEK - Escape the 9-5, live anywhere and join the new rich.

    and names it alongside the Pareto PrinciplePareto Principle

    For effective time management, always look towards the "Pareto Principle"

    The first 80% of X take 20% of Y, the second 20% of X take 80% of Y.

    This applies to most areas in ...
    as the two most important rules for increasing productivity.