Skip to comments.The Peter Principle Proven
Posted on 07/20/2002 8:42:02 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple
The Peter Principle Proven
In case you've ever wondered why ignorance rises to the executive level, here is a simple explanation that is also a mathematical proof:
Knowledge is Power.
Time is Money.
And, as every actuary (with some physics training) knows:
---------- = Power
So, if Knowledge = Power and Time = Money
then through simple substitutions,
---------- = Knowledge
Solving for Money, we get:
-------------- = Money
Thus, If Work is held constant as a positive number (no matter how small!) Money approaches infinity as Knowledge approaches zero.
What this means is:
All else being equal, the less you know, the more you make