Thursday, July 3, 2014

Pournelle's Iron Law of Bureaucracy

In every organization there are two kinds of people: those committed to the mission of the organization, and those committed to the organization itself. While the mission-committed people pursue the mission, the organization-committed people take over the organization. Then the mission-committed people tend to become discouraged and leave.

This bitter truth bears repeating every so often.

Here is the original, at the author's web site.

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