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Submission + - New concept -- the Peter Pinnacle -- inspired by Ballmer? 1

bfwebster writes: Michael Swaine — long-time, well-known and very prolific author/editor in the programming and personal computing worlds — has just devised a new twist on the Peter Principal: the Peter Pinnacle, 'meaning to get promoted so high and to be so unqualified for your job that the company tells you that you can name your price just to go away.' I'm sure the timing of the neologism is just a coincidence.
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New concept -- the Peter Pinnacle -- inspired by Ballmer?

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The hardest part of climbing the ladder of success is getting through the crowd at the bottom.