EXAMPLES OF 80/20 USERS
PEOPLE WHO GET MORE FROM THEIR EFFORTS
WHO IS A TRUE USER AND A PARTIAL USER?
Remember, the 80/20 Person is not the person who used 80/20 effectively in just one area, but is a person who uses it effectively in all of his/her life. I will include some examples of people who use it in certain areas to great effect, but I do not hold them up as examples of the 80/20 Person you should emulate, though, of course, you can learn something from their example in certain areas. You will be a smarter user of the 80/20 Life Principles, so you will get more, in total, out of all of your life.
There are a number of people who I admire for certain ways of being and/or accomplishments in an area, but most of them have not used 80/20, though I think many of them would if they caught onto it earlier on.
EFFECTIVELY LIVING 80/20
Mitt Romney is excellent, balancing extraordinary effectiveness in business, family, and church. (Obama is a poor example of 80/20, except in politics and in "making an impression", where he has done so well without skills elsewhere, creating some harm from that, though well-meaning.)
Jon Huntsman, Sr. (not the governor) - See his book "Winners Never Cheat". I would estimate that his value system is so clear that he has used it to create an 80/20 life.
Tony Robbins - Though not earlier on in his life, I think he picked up on 80/20.
Barry Neil Kaufman - My experience of him is that he operates largely from what is most important and that he lives very effectively. (He teaches this a bit differently, but is largely effective. See Option Institute and Autism Treatment Centers of America.)
Robin Sharma - After not living in a balanced way, he took it on and did what is in his book The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, becoming an excellent coach.
Stephen Covey - One of the key advocates of 80/20, he appears to be living it. See his book First Things First.
APPLYING 80/20 IN LIMITED AREAS; These examples are in the "limited" category only because I am not familiar with how they are in other areas - so this is not a comment on the rest of their lives nor behaviors.
(Note that these people used 80/20 so well that they were considered valuable enough to pay huge salaries, not out of some conspiracy, but from the estimated value.
Bill Clinton - Politics, moving to where he had to be
Helping the world
Buddha - He caught on, after searching, and then he suggested "The Middle Way", which is in the spirit of 80/20.
Bjorn Lomborg - Considering the payoffs to the world for the money to be spent, and not just operating mechanically or without prioritization.
Brian Tracy - Perhaps he is living 80/20, as well he could be, as he teaches it. One of the best teachers of life that I've ever seen.