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Peter’s Law

From:                 Sochi Azuh

Publisher:; 2011

Memo Title:     Peter’s Law


Yaya Aiki!

I came across this fascinating litany some time back and … would I say, I forgot it? … Anyhow, I thought to post it here to remind myself. And for some of you who have never heard of it, this “Creed of the Sociopathic Obsessive Compulsive,” as it is also known, makes for an inspiration to work beyond the average, beyond the challenge…

It is often hilarious but all round thought provoking.


  1. If anything can go wrong, Fix it! (To hell with Murphy!)
  2. When given a choice — Take both!
  3. Multiple projects lead to multiple successes.
  4. Start at the top and work your way up.
  5. Do it by the book…but be the author!
  6. When forced to compromise, ask for more.
  7. If you can’t beat them, join them, and then beat them.
  8. If it’s worth doing, it’s got to be done right now.
  9. If you can’t win, change the rules.
  10. If you can’t change the rules, ignore them.
  11. When faced without a challenge, make one.
  12. No simply means begin again at the next highest level.
  13. Don’t walk when you can run.
  14. Bureaucracy is a challenge to the be conquered with a righteous attitude, an intolerance for stupidity, and bulldozer when necessary.
  15. When in doubt: THINK!
  16. Patience is a virtue but persistence to the point of success is a blessing.
  17. The squeaky wheel gets replaced.
  18. The faster you move, the slower time passes, the longer you live.

I’ve been posting a lot of quotes or quote-based pieces. They are my inspiration pills and hope they are yours too. If you have these “pills” that keep you juiced through the day, please feel free to share with us by way of comment.

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Enjoy the rest of the working week. Lafia!


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10 thoughts on “Peter’s Law

  1. ursulla on said:

    nice one i must say. ‘hope to put it to use.

  2. I really enjoyed this Sochi, thanks for sharing,

  3. Charles on said:

    Gud 1! Some of them are bitter truths that stuck me directly… I refuse to be shy. lol

  4. Hakimat on said:

    lol. They sound like twisted truths, but nice still. Now i have a choice to leave a post, or walk away…wondering how to take both.. ‘wink wink’.

  5. Interesting quotes. Some remind me of how problem employees believe. They’d be better suited as entrepreneurs. 😛

    “You can’t solve a problem with the same mindset that caused it.” – I forgot who said it, but can’t forget the words!

    • Thanks for stopping by J. Muchos gracias. Sounds like another quote that says, “You can’t expect a different result by doing the same thing.” Thanks a lot. You glow.

  6. These are some good ones!


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