Richard Robinson

Parkinson’s Law and the Peter Principle


Two iconic works of the 1970s revisited: One of the landmarks of the modern world is the long, steep hierarchy. ‘The Peter Principle’ says that in a hierarchy everyone rises to their level of incompetence. ‘Parkinson’s Law’ introduces that toxic blend of incompetence and jealousy, ‘Injelitence’, which ensures that corruption pervades the hierarchy from top to bottom.

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