Frederick Winslow Taylor  

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"It is not here claimed that any single panacea exists for all of the troubles of the working-people or of employers. As long as some people are born lazy or inefficient, and others are born greedy and brutal, as long as vice and crime are with us, just so long will a certain amount of poverty, misery, and unhappiness be with us also."--The Principles of Scientific Management (1911) by Frederick Winslow Taylor

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Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856 – 1915) was an American mechanical engineer who sought to improve industrial efficiency. In 1909, Taylor summed up his efficiency techniques in his book The Principles of Scientific Management.

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