Fortune Knocks

“Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.”
–Laurence Peter (1919-1990), best known for coining “The Peter Principle”.

Related: “Some Blockett-type employees actually believe that they have received a genuine promotion; others recognize the truth. But the main function of a pseudo-promotion is to deceive people outside the hierarchy. When this is achieved, the maneuver is counted a success.”

Via This is True.


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