Quotations From C. NORTHCOTE PARKINSON

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  • 1.
    Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. General recognition of this fact is shown in the proverbial phrase "It is the busiest man who has time to spare."
    C. Northcote Parkinson (1909-1993), British historian, political scientist. "Parkinson's Law," Economist (London, Nov. 19, 1955). The opening words of Parkinson's Law, or The Pursuit of Progress (1958).

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  • 2.
    The Law of Triviality ... briefly stated, it means that the time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.
    C. Northcote Parkinson (1909-1993), British historian, political scientist. "High Finance," Parkinson's Law, or The Pursuit of Progress (1958).

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