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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.
Interesting read, explains a lot about how some or most managers get to a position and cannot progress further.Published 12 days ago by Jason
As great as it was in the beginning. Painfully as true today. When will we ever learn?Published 1 month ago by Tom
The book was in great condition upon receipt. My husband and I are reading it now. Wish I had read it years early. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Shirley
I really love this book: very interesting to read with several real life case studies that are sometime hilarious. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Adama Coulibaly
Invites reflection about the big questions in working life and offers explanations. Sometimes tongue-in-cheek, but none the less in sparking understanding in why things often go... Read morePublished 4 months ago by ann_dk
Bizarre to say the least! Planned incompetence/straight up insanity to avoid a promotion? How 'bout just saying "no thank you?" Hilarious reading.Published 4 months ago by Voracious Reader
A bit dated but the message holds up. I think this should be read by anyone that needs to mange people.Published 4 months ago by Bruce Fyfe