"Efficiency is a highly developed form of laziness” is a saying that has been printed on many gift items, such as T-shirts, hats and buttons. The lazy person wants to be efficient so he or she can work as little as possible.
“Fletcher’s Flagrant Rumination: Efficiency is a highly developed form of laziness” was cited in print in 1979, but “Fletcher” is unknown. “Peter’s Cogent Law: Efficiency is a highly developed form of laziness” was cited in print in 1983 by Dr. Laurence J. Peter.
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Fletcher’s Flagrant Rumination: Efficiency is a highly developed form of laziness.
13 October 1983, The Morning Union (Springfield, MA), “Peter’s Almanac” by Dr. Laurence J. Peter, pg. 15, col. 5:
Peter’s Cogent Law: Efficiency is a highly developed form of laziness.
24 October 1987, Galveston (TX) <>.Daily News, “Andy Capp” comic strip, pg. 6B, col. 4:
IT BOTHERS HIM. HE’S INCLINED TO LOOK ON EFFICIENCY AS A HIGHLY DEVELOPED FORM OF LAZINESS.
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By Harry Evan Woodhead
Oakville, ON: Hasley Enterprises Worldwide Inc.
We call it efficiency. Efficiency is the highest form of laziness. Efficiency is about minimizing the effort expended to get the work done. Assume we are not going to allow anyone to do less than the required work.
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By Jessica Barrah
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Efficiency is a highly developed form of laziness.
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By Kevin Duncan
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons Inc.
Previous readers will know that I espouse a maxim that I inherited from my father: Efficiency is a sophisticated form of laziness. Those who don’t listen attentively enough or think hard enough believe this to be an endorsement of laziness. it isn’t. It merely encapsulates the idea that a well-organized person will generate more leisure time.
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