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The Peter Principle

Why Things Always Go Wrong

By Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull
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The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong by Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull

The Peter Principle (1969) explains why you feel like you’re surrounded by incompetence at work – you are! This wry book reveals promotions for what they really are: a progression to our final level of incompetence. These blinks help us understand how corporate hierarchies really function, as well as offering advice on how to deal with our own incompetence.

  • Anyone wondering why they’re surrounded by people who can’t do their job
  • People with dry humor
  • Those interested in how hierarchies really work

Laurence J. Peter has worked as a counselor, school psychologist, prison instructor, consultant, professor and writer. Raymond Hull wrote stage plays as well as articles for Esquire, Punch, Maclean’s, among other publications.

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