Cyril Northcote Parkinson


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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.

The youngest son of William Edward Parkinson (1871–1927), an art master at North East County School and ... more »

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  • ''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).
  • ''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 word...
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