L.J. Peter

Laurence J. Peter (16 September 1919 –1990) was a Canadian educator and management theorist, best known for having formulated the “Peter Principle”, a theory of incompetence in management (see here). 🟨 “Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.” 🟨 “Originality is the fine art of remembering… Read More L.J. Peter

Things

Russell Baker (14 August 1925 – 2019) was an American newspaper columnist, author, humorist, and political satirist, who used good-natured humour to comment slyly and trenchantly on a wide range of social and political matters.He won two Pulitzer Prizes, one in journalism in1979 , and the other four years later for his autobiography “Growing Up”… Read More Things

Hap

HAPIf but some vengeful god would call to meFrom up the sky, and laugh: ” Thou suffering thing,Know that thy sorrow is my ecstasy,That thy love’s loss is my hate’s profiting!” Then would I bear it, clench myself, and die,Steeled by the sense of ire unmerited;Half-eased in that a Powerfuller than IHad willed and meted… Read More Hap