Parkinson's law, and other studies in administration

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Houghton Mifflin, 1957 - Business & Economics - 112 pages
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User Review  - David - Goodreads

We all know about Parkinsons Law. So you may wonder why the original book deserves your attention. After all if you already use it, why waste your time reading redundant information. Well that's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Manab - Goodreads

This is a perfect blend of humour and management. Should have been widely-read, perhaps was, but this book is so old, even my copy dates back to 1965. I don't think it is in reprint any more. Which is kind of sad, for a book that explains how every cocktail party has a spiral in its midst. Read full review


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Author C. Northcote Parkinson was born in the north of England on July 30, 1909. He was educated at Emmanuel College at the University of Cambridge and at King's College, London. His graduate thesis War in the Eastern Seas, 1793-1815 won the 1935 Julian Corbett Prize in Naval History. He taught at numerous schools, colleges, and universities including the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth; the University of Liverpool; the University of Malaya; Harvard University; the University of Illinois; and the Univeristy of California, Berkeley. He stopped teaching in 1960 to become an independent writer. He wrote over 60 books in his lifetime; many dealing with British politics and economics. His most famous work is Parkinson's Law, which is a collection of short essays explaining the inevitability of bureaucratic expansion because work increases to fill the time allotted for it. He also wrote the Richard Delancey series about a fictional naval officer from Guernsey during the Napoleonic era. He died on March 9, 1993 in Canterbury, Kent.

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