Why Things Go Wrong, Or, the Peter Principle Revisited

Why Things Go Wrong Or the Peter Principle Revisited None

  • Title: Why Things Go Wrong, Or, the Peter Principle Revisited
  • Author: Laurence J. Peter
  • ISBN: 9780688039028
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. More from Peter . a few archaic anecdotes, but the message remains clear: Excerpt from the book:success is described as 1) accomplishment: the acquisition of money, power, status and possessions 2) achievement of happiness, a satisfying life-style, love, health, self-actualization, leisure to enjoy the beauty of this wondeful world and time for play. The truly successful person was one who combined both the joy of accomplishment and the satisfaction of self-fulfillment. It's not fulfilling to ju [...]

    2. This is not a bad, fairly short read. I picked it up with the expectation that while it would be a bit more critical and intellectual in its approach. While it is enjoyable, it in fact rarely offers arguments as to why things go wrong. Many of the anecdotes are either uncited or clearly fictitious, leaving the serious reader disappointed. Pick it up for a tongue-in-cheek take on society's foibles, but don't hold your breath for actionable insights.

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