If you’re good at your job, where can you go but up? And if you go up, will you find the limits of your capabilities? According to the Peter Principle, you’ll find that limit, perform badly in your new position, and languish in that post forever. It’s unfortunate that society has such a narrow definition of “moving up” in the workplace. In this episode of the Freakonomics Radio podcast, author and journalist Stephen Dubner explores the not-so-hidden side of bad bosses with a little help from some top researchers.
About the Podcast
Stephen J. Dubner is the host of the Freakonomics Radio podcast, and the co-author of Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics. In this episode, he interviews data scientist Katie Johnson; Kelly Shue, a professor of finance at the Yale School of Management; Steve Tadelis, an economics professor at U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business; and Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom.
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