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Parkinson’s Law


Parkinson was an amusing old duffer, inventor of Parkinson’s Law, which I kinda forget.
Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  Satirical Law:  Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
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C. Northcote Parkinson (19091993), British historian and author observed that people tend to fill the hours available to do a job.
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  • Parkinson was an amusing old duffer, inventor of Parkinson’s Law, which I kinda forget.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • He coined a law intended to have the humor of a Parkinson’s law that "The number of rational hypotheses that can explain any given phenomenon is infinite.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Parkinson’s Law [9] , Murphy’s Law [9]
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