Delay is the deadliest form of denial.

British Historian C. Northcote Parkinson

Cyril Northcote Parkinson (July 30, 1909 – March 9, 1993) was a British historian and author of some sixty books. Besides his numerous works on British politics and economics, he also wrote historical fiction, often based on the Napoleonic period, and sea stories. He is most famous for his ridicule of bureaucratic institutions, notably his Parkinson’s Law and Other Studies, a collection of short essays explaining the inevitability of bureaucratic expansion. As early as the 1930’s, for example, Parkinson had successfully predicted that the Royal Navy would eventually have more admirals than ships.

Parkinson’s first fictional effort, a “biography” of fictional sea captain Horatio Hornblower, met with considerable acclaim and led to his series of books about seafaring adventurer Richard Delancey.

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