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Parkinson's Law or the Pursuit of Progress (Business Library) Paperback – 27 Mar 1986


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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New edition edition (27 Mar. 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140091076
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140091076
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 0.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 348,694 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Sept. 2000
I found this little gem a treat: full of bits of wisdom from a professor gifted with eloquence and brevity; it's 109 pages pack more useful information for managers, decision makers and others than many a so-called business book. Not only that, the style of writing is witty, making it an easy read between meetings. Situations are recognisable, and yet full of in-depth knowledge.
My manager gave it to me: brave, but if only more did the same... Recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Silvia Cavaglieri on 15 Dec. 2010
Northcote Parkinson is a GENIUS especially considering that this book was first published in 1957 and it is still a topical book. A humorous and true picture of our society.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Geoff KERSHAW on 17 Mar. 2013
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One of these things we invoke without ever having read - except we should!
The basic formulation of Parkinson's Law is simple (and not original), but has so many corollaries we have forgotten, and should remember.
Especially me, as I am now in retirement and writing reviews for Amazon. Would have been good if I'd taken it to heart earlier!
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By Geoffrey on 12 Dec. 2012
This is a classic. It's terribly dated now but still an excellent read, especially the chapter about the nuclear power station
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