Why Everything is so F-ed Up at Your Job

It’s true. A lot of bosses only care about themselves.

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.

— The Descent of Man

The cream rises until it sours

Watch out for percussive sublimation

The main function of a pseudo-promotion is to deceive people outside the hierarchy.

Hierarchies can’t stand super-competence

Super-competence often leads to dismissal, because it disrupts the hierarchy.

— Laurence Peter

Nothing succeeds like successful men

We are so captivated by arrogance, that we are happy to reward it even when we know it’s coupled with incompetence.

Individuals with relatively high social class are more overconfident… Their overconfidence can help them maintain their social advantage by making them appear competent in the eyes of others.

You’ve been cultivating the “wrong” traits

How do you make your own game?

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She’s the funny one. jessica.wildfire.writer@gmail.com

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