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If you are facing a learning disability, read: Facing Learning Disabilities in the Adult Years            Often, adults with learning disabilities go undiagnosed until their children have been discovered to have one. In this book, Facing Learning Disabilities in the Adult Years, Joan Shapiro and Rebecca Rich offer both current information on learning disabilities and strategies for action. They first try to define the concept of a learning disability, and varying definitions abound. At the outset, they note that “learning disability” is “an umbrella term that includes different subsets of problems…It may mean difficulty with reading decoding, reading comprehension, written expression, mathematical calculations or reasoning, oral language, or a combination of[...]

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In the 1997 business classic, The 80/20 Principle: The Secret of Achieving More with Less (Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd.), Richard Koch explains how reorganizing your priorities can help promote maximum success with minimum time. The book takes its name from Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto’s theory that 20% of our work will produce 80% of the results. Rather than working ourselves silly trying to do more, The 80/20 Principle can help you cut out the excess and focus on the activities that are already working—all you have to do is stop and ask yourself, “Is what I’m doing right now a part of the 20% that will bring 80% of the rewards?” If the answer is[...]