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Inefficiency Is Relative

So what about Parkinson’s hypothetical little old lady writing letters? If she had given herself a tighter deadline, she would’ve probably finished more quickly. But with nothing else to do all day, she finished just in time.

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“An idea is something that won’t work unless you do.” - Thomas A. Edison

A British historian famously wrote that work expands to fill available time – but what was he actually saying about inefficiency?

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Parkinson’s Law

It is a commonplace observation that work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” British naval historian and author Cyril Northcote Parkinson wrote that opening line for an essay in The Economist in 1955, but the concept known as ‘Parkinson’s Law’...

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