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C. Northcote Parkinson

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Delay is the deadliest form of denial.

— C. Northcote Parkinson

#delay #denial #form

In politics people give you what they think you deserve and deny you what they think you want.

— C. Northcote Parkinson

#deserve #give #people #politics #think

The man whose life is devoted to paperwork has lost the initiative. He is dealing with things that are brought to his notice, having ceased to notice anything for himself.

— C. Northcote Parkinson

#brought #ceased #dealing #devoted #having

Expenditures rise to meet income.

— C. Northcote Parkinson

#income #meet #rise

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.

— C. Northcote Parkinson

#available #completion #expands #fill #time

Men enter local politics solely as a result of being unhappily married.

— C. Northcote Parkinson

#enter #local #married #men #politics

Expansion means complexity and complexity decay.

— C. Northcote Parkinson

#decay #expansion #means

It is better to be a has-been than a never-was.

— C. Northcote Parkinson

#has-been #than

Make the people sovereign and the poor will use the machinery of government to dispossess the rich.

— C. Northcote Parkinson

#machinery #make #people #poor #rich

Perfection of planned layout is achieved only by institutions on the point of collapse.

— C. Northcote Parkinson

#collapse #institutions #layout #only #perfection

About C. Northcote Parkinson

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After serving as visiting professor at Harvard University in 1958 and the University of Illinois and the University of California Berkeley in 1959–60 he resigned his post in Singapore at the University of Malaya to become an independent writer and celebrity. Parkinson's Law: and Other Studies in Domestic Science (1968)
The Law of Delay (1970)
The fur-lined mousetrap (1972)
The Defenders Script for a "Son et Lumière" in Guernsey (1975)
Gunpowder Treason and Plot (1978)
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Discusses Political Science with Julian H. In 1958 while still in Singapore Parkinson publiC. Northcote Parkinsond his most famous work Parkinson's Law a book that expanded upon a humorous article that he had first publiC. Northcote Parkinsond in the Economist magazine in November 1955 satirizing government bureaucracies.

Cyril Northcote Parkinson (30 July 1909 – 9 March 1993) was a British naval historian and author of some sixty books the most famous of which was his bestseller Parkinson's Law which led him to be also considered as an important scholar within the field of public administration.

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