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C. Northcote Parkinson

Cyril Northcote Parkinson (30 July 1909 – 9 March 1993) was a British naval historian and author of some sixty books, the most famous of which was his bestseller Parkinson's Law, which led him to be also considered as an important scholar within the field of public administration.

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C. Northcote Parkinson - Published Works
... in Fiction, 1793-1815 (1948) Other non-fiction The Rise of the Port of Liverpool (1952) Parkinson's Law (1957) The Evolution of Political Thought (1958) The Law and the Profits (1960) In-Laws and ... Parkinson's Law and Other Studies in Domestic Science (1968) The Law of Delay (1970) The fur-lined mousetrap (1972) The Defenders, Script for a "Son et Lumière" in Guernsey (1975 ...

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    Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. General recognition of this fact is shown in the proverbial phrase “It is the busiest man who has time to spare.”
    —C. Northcote Parkinson (1909–1993)

    A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn.
    —C. Northcote Parkinson (1909–1993)

    Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. General recognition of this fact is shown in the proverbial phrase “It is the busiest man who has time to spare.”
    —C. Northcote Parkinson (1909–1993)