Saturday, August 18, 2018
The Ants Say: Pareto Was Wrong
I've always believed the Pareto 80/20 rule had broad applicability. But now scientists report it's even broader than I knew, but Pareto had the numbers wrong--it's really 70/30. It turns out 70 percent of ants let the others do the digging of tunnels, which is important because otherwise you violate the "too many cooks in the kitchen" rule--the extra workers just run into each other.