Richard Koch

Richard Koch

British Author, Speaker, Investor, and former Management Consultant and entrepreneur.

About Richard Koch

Richard Koch is an entrepreneur who has made over $300 million from starting businesses and investing in early stage venture capital. His businesses have included Filofax, Plymouth Gin, Belgo Restaurants, Betfair, FanDuel, and Auto1. Formerly he was a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group and a partner of Bain & Company before cofounding LEK consulting. He is author of many books on business and ideas, including The 80/20 Principle, which has sold over a million copies and been translated into 35 languages, and his newest title Simplify: How the Best Businesses in the World Succeed. Richard wrote the foreword to the Entrepreneur Press bestseller, 80/20 Sales and Marketing by Perry Marshall.

Books By Richard Koch

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Habits of Highly Productive Teams

Why Establishing High Expectations Is a Quality of Good Leadership

Regardless of your leadership style, it's important to raise the bar and help your team rise to meet it.
Leadership

How Steve Jobs Turned Setbacks Into Success

His story serves as a reminder that disasters also make the eventual triumph sweeter.
Leadership

Driving the Road to Success

Here's how you can following the path of Bezos, Bain and Disney.
Leadership

Using the Power of Self-Belief to Create Success

Belief in your destiny will fizzle and fade without a clear idea of the stage on which your success will be played out.
Personality Type

Don't Think Outside Your Box!

To be happy at work, a greater understanding of one's own nature cannot help but get you into the right workplace.
Growth Strategies

How Southwest Airlines Created a Mass Market for Air Travel

Herb Kelleher created the first budget airline, which found great success by simplifying everything from the destinations to the (lack of) snacks served on board.
Growth Strategies

3 Business Strategies To Grow Your Startup

You don't have to choose to price-simplify or proposition-simplify to find business success. Find out more about three business models that can help you grow.
Growth Strategies

How Airbnb Changed the Traditional Lodging Industry

By taking advantage of existing properties and involving homeowner in the transaction, Airbnb disrupted the lodging industry and is now valued at $20 billion.
Growth Strategies

Can You Be Both a Price- and a Proposition-Simplifier?

You may be able to start out that way, but at some point, you'll have to choose one strategy so you can throw all your efforts behind it.
Growth Strategies

The Secret to Spotify's Success

Its popular service, which grew virally, is free to the majority of users but still turns a profit.
Growth Strategies

5 Bad Reasons Managers Don't Simplify

Learn the five reasons business leaders tend to make their businesses more complex rather than more simple.
Growth Strategies

How Uber Used a Simplified Business Model to Disrupt the Taxi Industry

By offering all three benefits of a price- and proposition-simplifier, Uber's founders were able to create a service no one knew they needed.
Growth Strategies

Is Your Business Vulnerable to an Attack From a Simplifier? Here's How to Find Out.

If your company is a market leader, an upstart could be ready to attack your market and grab your market share. Discover the warning signs of imminent attack.
Growth Strategies

How This Successful Company Simplified the Business Consulting Industry

By reinventing business theory and simplifying the model of business consulting, this consulting powerhouse has remained a top player for decades.
Growth Strategies

6 Ways to Redesign Your Business System to Transform Your Industry

Find out how to change your business system to ensure that it's scaled up to become dominant and irreplaceable.