Dr. Peter is most famous for articulating his concept, which he called ‘The Peter Principle’, best summed up in this statement: “In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.” His extensive writings include a quotations book, which we use for our work here. He likes witty sayings – those of others and the ones that he made up…

“The problem with success is that its formula is the same as the one for ulcers.”

– Lawrence J. Peter (1919-1990)

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