C. Northcote Parkinson





C. Northcote Parkinson


Born
in Durham, The United Kingdom
July 30, 1909

Died
March 09, 1993

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Cyril Northcote Parkinson was a naval historian and author of some sixty books. He was educated at Cambridge, and went on to teach in Malaya, and in the United States at Harvard and in Illinois.

He was an important scholar in the field of public administration.

His most famous work is Parkinson’s Law, or The Pursuit of Progress.

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