The Peter principle states that
In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence … and work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.
At first it might seem very strange and shocking / funny, but if we think and review our workplace experiences, I’m pretty sure we have all witnessed Peter Principle without knowing it. I have added the original book in my todo and will update this post after I read the book. But for now, I’d like suggest that by going slow in our careers and going deep, we can, at least, delay getting to our level of incompetence as much as possible. Yet, it makes us become really observant and detect incompetence around us as a means to avoid the traps / paths that have led to it. One critical point is in the second statement about work done and accomplished. As long as we strive for the highest standard and get real work done it means we are delaying the inevitable and that’s enough!