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The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong
The Peter Principle Why Things Always Go Wrong Author:Laurence J. Peter, Raymond Hull This bestselling business classic of more than twenty-five years' duration is a dead-on account of why boredom, bungling, and bad management are built into every organization. Through hilarious case histories and cartoons adapted from Punch, Dr. Peter shows how America's corporate career track drives employees relentlessly upward -- until they g... more »et promoted into jobs they just can't do and wind up desperately treading water, driving their colleagues crazy, and dragging down productivity and profit.
In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence. This book tells why incompetence is no mistake in any area of human endeavor -- why schools do not bestow wisdom, why governments cannot maintain order, why courts do not dispense justice, why prosperity fails to produce happiness, why Utopian plans never generate Utopias.... The Peter Principle has struck a throbbing public nerve... a minor cultural phenomenon and it's title phrase, like Parkinson's Law is certain to enter the language.« less