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The Peter Principle by Laurence Peter

The Peter Principle (original 1969; edition 1969)

by Laurence Peter

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The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong by Laurence J. Peter (Author) (1969)

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Fully explains how organisations survive ( )
  NaggedMan | Jan 31, 2015 |
An entertaining, though dated (sexist, racist, homophobic) business/management guide, presented as humor but in its central premise, that we are promoted to the level of our incompetence, spot on. ( )
  OshoOsho | Mar 30, 2013 |
Funny at tmes, but the made up exemples are way too many. The book equivalent of an executive toy... Fun for a short while. In any case, it's worth a quick read once ( )
  CarloA | Feb 14, 2013 |
One of the best explanations given about the way people make their way through organisations. ( )
  asails | Mar 24, 2011 |
One of the best explanations given about the way people make their way through organisations. ( )
  asails | Mar 24, 2011 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Peter, Laurence J.Authorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hull, RaymondAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Facconi, MicheleTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gulik, Wil vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Juliusz KydryńskiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jungblut, MichaelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Martin, AdolfoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pekkanen, PanuTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This book is dedicated to all those who, working, playing, loving, living and dying at their Level of Incompetence, provided the data for the founding and development for the salutary science of Hierarchiology.
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(Introduction by Raymond Hull): As an author and a journalist, I have had exceptional opportunities to study the workings of civilized society.
When I was a boy I was taught that the men upstairs knew what they were doing.
Papyrophobia: The papyrophobe cannot tolerate papers or books on his desk or, in extreme cases, anywhere in his office. Probably every such piece of paper is a reminder to him of the work that he is not able to do: no wonder he hates the sight of it! But he makes a virtue of his phobia and, by `keeping a clean desk', as he calls it, hopes to create the impression that he dispatches all his business with incredible promptitude.
Papyromania: Papyromania, the exact opposite of papyrophobia, causes the employee to clutter his desk with pieces of never-used papers and books. Consciously or unconsciously, he thus tries to mask his incompetence by giving the impression that he has TOO MUCH TO DO -- more than any human being could accomplish.
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