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  • Published: 3 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241299005
  • Imprint: Portfolio
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99

The Asshole Survival Guide




From the bestselling expert: an entertaining and evidence-based guide to dealing with horrible people.

Being around assholes, whether at work or elsewhere, can damage performance and affect wellbeing: having one asshole in a team has been shown to reduce performance by 30 to 40 percent, and research shows that rudeness spreads like a common cold. In The Asshole Survival Guide, Stanford professor Robert Sutton offers practical advice on identifying and tackling any kind of asshole - based on research into groups from uncivil civil servants to French bus drivers, and 8,000 emails that he has received on asshole behaviour.

With expertise and humour, he provides a cogent and methodical game-plan to fight back. First, he sets out the asshole audit, to find out what kind of asshole needs dealing with, and asshole detection strategies. Then he reveals field-tested, sometimes surprising techniques, from asshole avoidance and asshole taxes, to mind-tricks and the art of love bombing. Finally, he explains the dangers of asshole blindness - when the problem might be yours truly.

  • Pub date: 3 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241299005
  • Imprint: Portfolio
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Robert I. Sutton

Robert I. Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering in the Stanford Engineering School.He is co-founder of the Center for Work, Technology and Organization, which he co-directed from 1996 to 2006.Sutton is also co-founder of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and the new Hasso Planter Institute of Design, a multi-disciplinary program at Stanford that teaches and spreads “design thinking.”He is an IDEO Fellow, member of the Institute for the Future’s Board Trustees, and a Professor of Organizational Behavior, by courtesy, at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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