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The classic #1 New York Times bestseller that answers the age-old question
Why is incompetence so maddeningly rampant and so vexingly triumphant?
The Peter Principle, the eponymous law Dr. Laurence J. Peter coined, explains that everyone in a hierarchy—from the office intern to the CEO, from the low-level civil servant to a nation’s president—will inevitably rise to his or her level of incompetence. Dr. Peter explains why incompetence is at the root of everything we endeavor to do—why schools bestow ignorance, why governments condone anarchy, why courts dispense injustice, why prosperity causes unhappiness, and why utopian plans never generate utopias.
With the wit of Mark Twain, the psychological acuity of Sigmund Freud, and the theoretical impact of Isaac Newton, Dr. Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull’s The Peter Principle brilliantly explains how incompetence and its accompanying symptoms, syndromes, and remedies define the world and the work we do in it.
Love it, would recommend it to anyone who work with more than 2 other peoplePublished 17 days ago by Richard Hawthorne
Fired from every job ever. This book saved my life and allowed me the confidence to start my own business!Published 27 days ago by Deidre Hammon
I laughed a lot while reading this. But at the same time I found a lot of explanations to pusslements I encpuntered at work.Published 1 month ago by Christina Christoffersen
I got this book on a recommendation from a friend, and was not at all disappointed. The author offers entertaining, yet concise, vignettes to demonstrate his points. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Karl E. Cheney
Read this book about 40 years ago In Jr High. It made quite an impression on me then. I recently reread, and found Some of my views have changed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by William J. Haworth