The Asshole Survival Guide

  • by Robert I. Sutton
  • Narrated by Robert I. Sutton
  • 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Asshole Survival Guide written and read by Robert I Sutton. 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 30-40%. And social media has only given rise to further incivility - 40% of people have experienced harassment online. But 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.


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A valuable and enlightening book.

I found the affirmation that it is OK to just leave a toxic situation very wise. I would previously have viewed such action as running away, but the author convinced me it is not.
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- Boobie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-09-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd