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tdullien · 2020-09-28 · Original thread
When I was 11 or 12, my father gave me a copy of “Parkinsons Law” (, explaining that this is the most important book on management I will ever read.

I found it super entertaining.

When I left Google in 2015 to go on sabbatical, I distributed 20 copies to various middle and upper-middle managers, mostly as friendly/jocular warning/admonishing.

When I returned in 2016, it seemed that one half had gotten the joke, and the other half had used it as a manual.

Either way: The linked article shows that the author has red-discovered Parkinson’s Law for himself.

(I recommend y’all read the book)

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