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When I was 11 or 12, my father gave me a copy of “Parkinsons Law” (https://www.amazon.com/Parkinsons-Law-Pursuit-Progress-Busin...), explaining that this is the most important book on management I will ever read.

I found it super entertaining.

When I left Google in 2015 to go on sabbatical, I distributed 20 copies to various middle and upper-middle managers, mostly as friendly/jocular warning/admonishing.

When I returned in 2016, it seemed that one half had gotten the joke, and the other half had used it as a manual.

Either way: The linked article shows that the author has red-discovered Parkinson’s Law for himself.

(I recommend y’all read the book)

That book is $900. Must be out of print. This book may be similar https://g.co/kgs/MLZWGh

Here’s a scanned version of Parkinson’s Law (PDF, 11.3 MB):


Thanks for that! :-). The PDF is definitely worth the download :)

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