The Peter principle
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Luckily, the book also explains how to avoid being promoted into a job you are incapable of doing well. Follow the advice and have a long and happy working career!
An often-quoted all-time classic.
What I totally loved about this book was the wry and understated humour, it has been criticised for being too expansive on a single funny observation, however its a brilliant almost satirical analysis and to be honest its also a parody of a lot of management text books. This was clear to me from the outset with the blurb's promises of enlightenment, I felt that was a nice parody of a lot of big tent speaker style books which promise their readers all sorts of insights as a sales pitch. The author doesnt stop there, the book is repleat with lots of management jargon, some of the authors own invention, there's a glossary of key terminology provided also which I felt added to the comic effect. The book is also illustrated throughout, mainly with cartoons of a retro, victorian, "punch magazine" style. I have an older edition of the book and finding at the back a list of books available from the same publisher on effective business management and leadership was a cause for further, I'm sure unintentional, humour.Read more ›
So the country is not perfectly absolutely skint despite the best efforts of those in charge. The unanswered question is "What keeps it going?
It's one of those common sense type books - easy to read, and with plenty of anecdotes with scenarios people will recognise, including those who are at either end of the competence spread, and get fired for being overly incompetent, or overly good at their job.
I wasn't as impressed with the Victorian cartoons. While they are funny - they are too small in this version, and much of the detail is lost in "dark blob". But that is a minor niggle. On the whole, the book is entertaining, and will give a few cynical laughs, particularly after a stressful week at the office!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A classic! Should be required reading for politicians and administrators.Published 3 months ago by Peter E. Wahlberg
Most of this stuff is so true, but the authors forego one thing; people can change - and develop - so the Peter principle is not unavoidable.Published 9 months ago by Jan De Sutter
This book will open your eyes to how things really work. The truth is out there!Published 9 months ago by Jayne Moran
While bought for a present for my brother in law called Peter, he loved the book so much he started quoting bits in his management meetings at work :-)Published 11 months ago by Mr D Talbot