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

-C Northcote Parkinson
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Perfection of planning is a symptom of decay. During a period of exciting discovery or progress, there is no time to plan the perfect headquarters.

C Northcote Parkinson
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

Parkinson's Fourth Law: The number of people in any working group tends to increase regardless of the amount of work to be done.

C Northcote Parkinson
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
C Northcote Parkinson

When any organizational entity expands beyond 21 members, the real power will be in some smaller body.

C Northcote Parkinson
The mind reels at the multiplication of books intended to justify the author's promotion from assistant to associate professor.
C Northcote Parkinson

The chief product of an automated society is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom. C. Northcote Parkinso

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Perfection of planned layout is achieved only by institutions on the point of collapse. C. Northcote Parkinso
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Parkinson's First Law: Work expands to fill the time available.

C Northcote Parkinson
It is not the business of the botanist to eradicate weeds. Enough for him if he can tell us just how fast they grow.