• The No Asshole Rule

  • Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
  • By: Robert I. Sutton Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Robert Sutton
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 30-01-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.7 (22 ratings)


In a landmark article published in the esteemed Harvard Business Review, Stanford University professor Robert I. Sutton addressed a taboo topic that affects every workplace: employees who are insensitive to their colleagues, corporate bullies, bosses who just don't get it, the kind of people who make you exclaim in exasperation, "What an asshole!" Now, in a definitive book that addresses this growing problem, Sutton shows you how you can work with unsavory people without becoming one of them yourself.
©2007 Robert I. Sutton, Ph.D. All Rights Reserved (P)2007 Hachette Audio
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"Sutton's work is sure to generate discussions at watercoolers around the country and deserves influence in corporate hiring and firing strategies." ( Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 28-09-17

Really interesting concept

This is a very enlightening book and it worrying makes a lot of sense. Time to stop hiring them!

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2 out of 5 stars
By Martin Hogg on 18-06-16

Quite Entertaining

This book is pretty novel and entertaining but it is let down by a lack of content. Too much repetition. Well read in a charismatic way.

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3 out of 5 stars
By David on 16-02-08

okay, I get it

Interesting, but nowhere near the best advice book I have read. Some parts are really great, and the self reflection this book triggers is valuable to even the nicest of us (like me!), but some of the advice is really terrible. For example, this is not an area where "fighting fire with fire" is a good idea. If you are sensitive enough to be bothered by these people, do you really want to become one of them as a means of coping? I suspect not. I picked up some things from this book that I really appreciate, but I am also very glad to have read more than this one book. Summary - its worth a listen if you are a self help junkie, but don't take the advice too much to heart.

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22 of 24 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Betty on 17-02-08

Great Listen

Wow What a great book! I work with a verbially abusive person in the office. This book gave me insight into why he acts the way he does. It has helped me realize that his actions arent my fault.

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7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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