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 onset of one religion can be resisted only by another.

C Northcote Parkinson
The void created by the failure to communicate is soon filled with poison, drivel and misrepresentation.
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
The vacuum created by a failure to communicate will quickly be filled with rumor, misrepresentations, drivel, and poison.
C Northcote Parkinson

Perfection of planned layout is achieved only by institutions on the point of collapse.

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

The man whose life is devoted to paperwork has lost the initiative. He is dealing with things that are brought to his notice, having ceased to notice anything for himself.

C Northcote Parkinson
People of great ability do not emerge, as a rule, from the happiest background. So far as my own observation goes, I would conclude that ability, although hereditary, is improved by an early measure of adversity and improved again by a later measure of success.
C Northcote Parkinson

Expenditure rises to meet income.

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