In the foundation and development of a successful enterprise there must be a single-minded pursuit of financial profit.

-C Northcote Parkinson
C Northcote Parkinson

The void created by the failure to communicate is soon filled with poison, drivel and misrepresentation.

C Northcote Parkinson
It is the busiest man who has time to spare.
C Northcote Parkinson

No king or minister could have instructed Newton to discover the law of gravity, for they did not know and could not know that there was such a law to discover. No Treasury official told Fleming to discover penicillin. Nor was Rutherford instructed to split the atom by a certain date...

C Northcote Parkinson
Expenditures rise to meet income.
C Northcote Parkinson

The smaller the function, the greater the management.

C Northcote Parkinson
Perfection of planned layout is achieved only by institutions on the point of collapse. C. Northcote Parkinso
C Northcote Parkinson

Make the people sovereign and the poor will use the machinery of government to dispossess the rich.

C Northcote Parkinson
The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions of importance begins to regard as important the decisions he is allowed to take. He becomes fussy about filing, keen on seeing that pencils are sharpened, eager to ensure that the windows are open (or shut) and apt to use two or three different-colored inks.
C Northcote Parkinson

Expenditures rise to meet income. C. Northcote Parkinso

C Northcote Parkinson
In the foundation and development of a successful enterprise there must be a single-minded pursuit of financial profit.