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The classic #1 New York Times bestseller that answers the age-old question: Why is incompetence so maddeningly rampant and so vexingly triumphant? The Peter Principle, the eponymous law Dr. Laurence J. Peter coined, explains that everyone in a hierarchy--from the office intern to the CEO, from the low-level civil servant to a nation's president--will inevitably rise to his or her level of incompetence. Dr. Peter explains why incompetence is at the root of everything we endeavor to do--why schools bestow ignorance, why governments condone anarchy, why courts dispense injustice, why prosperity causes unhappiness, and why utopian plans never generate utopias.With the wit of Mark Twain, the psychological acuity of Sigmund Freud, and the theoretical impact of Isaac Newton, Dr. Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull's The Peter Principle brilliantly explains how incompetence and its accompanying symptoms, syndromes, and remedies define the world and the work we do in it.
This bestselling business classic of more than twenty-five years' duration is a dead-on account of why boredom, bungling, and bad management are built into every organization. Through hilarious case histories and cartoons adapted from Punch, Dr. Peter shows how America's corporate career track drives employees relentlessly upward -- until they get promoted into jobs they just can't do and wind up desperately treading water, driving their colleagues crazy, and dragging down productivity and profit.
El ser humano tiende a ascender hasta llegar al nivel de su incompetencia. El resultado de tan irracional escalada está a la vista: guerras, deterioro medioambiental, injusticias sociales, carreras a ninguna parte... Si el hombre quiere rescatarse a sí mismo de una futura existencia intolerable debe, en primer lugar, ver a qué punto de no retorno le conduce su insensata escalada.El principio de Peter se ha traducido a 14 idiomas y constituye una obra polémica, irónica y de una lucidez muy necesaria para comprender los desatinos y atrocidades que cometemos contra el mundo y contra nosostros mismos.
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