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The Peter Principle


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The Peter Principle - "In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his own level of incompetence"

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Laurence J. Peter spent most of his working life teaching in universities where he made a lifelong study of teacher incompetence. Raymond Hull is a playwright and poet, whose articles have appeared in 'Esquire' and 'Punch' among others.


Suddenly the modern world is intelligible, if no more tolerable... This book will be read by millions wanting to diagnose what is wrong with their colleagues; and even by some wondering what is wrong with themselves. -- Sunday Telegraph
The classic book which warned of the dangers of over-promotion. -- The Times
It's almost 40 years old, but then Peter Principle is as relevant now as ever. -- The Guardian

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