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C. Northcote Parkinson (1909–1993)

Autor(a) de The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower

100+ Works 2,765 Membros 47 Críticas 5 Favorited

About the Author

Author C. Northcote Parkinson was born in the north of England on July 30, 1909. He was educated at Emmanuel College at the University of Cambridge and at King's College, London. His graduate thesis "War in the Eastern Seas, 1793-1815" won the 1935 Julian Corbett Prize in Naval History. He taught mostrar mais at numerous schools, colleges, and universities including the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth; the University of Liverpool; the University of Malaya; Harvard University; the University of Illinois; and the Univeristy of California, Berkeley. He stopped teaching in 1960 to become an independent writer. He wrote over 60 books in his lifetime; many dealing with British politics and economics. His most famous work is Parkinson's Law, which is a collection of short essays explaining the inevitability of bureaucratic expansion because work increases to fill the time allotted for it. He also wrote the Richard Delancey series about a fictional naval officer from Guernsey during the Napoleonic era. He died on March 9, 1993 in Canterbury, Kent. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por C. Northcote Parkinson

The Law and the Profits (1960) 118 exemplares
Devil to Pay (1973) 103 exemplares
Mrs. Parkinson's Law (1968) 98 exemplares
In-laws and outlaws (1959) 94 exemplares
The Law of Delay (1970) 83 exemplares
The Guernseyman (1973) 81 exemplares
The Fireship (1975) 78 exemplares
Dead Reckoning (1978) 76 exemplares
Touch and Go (1977) 74 exemplares
East and West (1963) 60 exemplares
Left Luggage: From Marx to Wilson (1967) 54 exemplares
So Near So Far (1981) 49 exemplares
Ponies Plot (1965) 29 exemplares
Law, The, or Still in Pursuit (1981) 26 exemplares
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot (1976) 19 exemplares
Big business (1974) 11 exemplares
The fur-lined mousetrap (1972) 10 exemplares
Understanding Management (1984) 9 exemplares
The Penguin Parkinson (1965) 4 exemplares
Zákony profesora Parkinsona (1995) 4 exemplares
Parkinsoni kolmas seadus (1965) 3 exemplares
The rise of big business (1977) 2 exemplares
Incredible Japanese 2 exemplares
WATCH YOUR FIGURES (1983) 2 exemplares
Parkinsoni seadus 1 exemplar
BUSINESS IS PEOPLE 1 exemplar
Great ideas in management (1985) 1 exemplar
Industrial disruption (1973) 1 exemplar
Fox and the Faith 1 exemplar
Streberloven 1 exemplar
Templer in Malaya 1 exemplar
Alles von unserem Geld (1967) 1 exemplar
De listige ponyer 1 exemplar
Business in people 1 exemplar
Farlig position (1982) 1 exemplar
Nära ögat (1980) 1 exemplar
Brännaren (1979) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Piirakkasota : Valikoima huumoria — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares

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Christ this guy was really a right wing tory imperialist moron
He has few cracks at the Coop at the end of the book and then mentions the Left book club which apparently bears responsibility for the rise of Herr AH in Germany because they weren't egger war mongers
The roundheads were a northern phenomena of industrialised cities and towns, so nothing to do with East Anglia. The Great Reform Acts were an selfless generous act of the forward looking gentry, never heard of the Chartists then? The loss of India to independence is the fault of Labour and buggerall to do with the Indians preferences.… (mais)
 
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Davidmullen | 4 outras críticas | Dec 21, 2023 |
 
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SueJBeard | 1 outra crítica | Feb 14, 2023 |
Dr. Parkinson, noted in his bureaucratic career, that "Work Expands to Fill the amount of time available for its completion." this defines a large factor in Bureaucratic and business life. The book was an instant sucess, and spawned other business and political science books which made this author and his imitators a good deal of money. It was deserved in his case. And became a useful in process design and project development thereafter. His prose is clear, andd the other essays in the work are often insightful aas well.… (mais)
 
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Obras
100
Also by
2
Membros
2,765
Popularidade
#9,276
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
47
ISBN
216
Línguas
13
Marcado como favorito
5

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