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Cyril Parkinson
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Born in Barnard Castle, County Durham
Born on 30th of July 1909
Died on 9th of March 1993

C Northcote Parkinson was a distinguished academic, a professor at the Universities of Malaya, Harvard and Illinois, with a wide range of publications behind him, but he is best remembered for his observation published in a work of 1958 that work expands to fill the time available (and the related element that is less quoted, that subordinates multiply at a fixed rate) that he called (and now the world calls) Parkinson’s Law.

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