Beautiful Models: 1/20/80
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“What is 1/20/80?”
“It’s a practical tool I created for myself. A combination between two models: 80/20 (Pareto) and One Thing (Monad).”
“Can you give an example?”
“Let’s say you want to organize your values.
First you make a list of your values, then you pass them through the 80/20 filter.
What 20% of your values are most meaningful for you?
That’s what I call the meta-values [link; medium length].
Among the 20%, you select one that is central. That is the access-point [<link; medium]. Whenever you mentally access your values, you start with the access-point. You can think of 1/20/80 as filters on top of one another. You first look through the 1 filter, then the 20, then the 80.
In case of my values, it looks like this:
20-filter: Beauty, Play, Love, Gratitude, Simplicity, Balance
80-filter: the rest of my values”