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By C. Northcote Parkinson

Parkinson's legislations states that 'work expands to fill the time available'. whereas strenuously denied by means of administration experts, bureaucrats and potency specialists, the legislation is borne out through disinterested statement of any association. The booklet is going a ways past its recognized theorem, notwithstanding. the writer is going directly to clarify the right way to meet an important humans at a celebration and why, as a question of mathematical simple task, the time spent debating a topic is inversely proportional to its aim value. Justly recognized for greater than 40 years, Parkinson's legislations is instantly a bracingly cynical primer at the truth of human association, and an innoculation opposed to the wilful optimism to which we as a species are services.

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