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The No Asshole Rule

Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't

By Robert I. Sutton
16-minute read
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't by Robert I. Sutton

The No Asshole Rule delves into the problem of bullying or aggressive co-workers, who in many cases rise to management positions. Sutton provocatively labels them assholes.

The book lays out the effect these employees can have on a business, and gives advice on how to develop an asshole-free environment.

  • Anyone who wants to learn how to identify and deal with assholes in the workplace
  • Every office worker, whether employee, manager, consultant or intern
  • Anyone who wants to avoid being seen as an asshole

Robert I. Sutton is a professor at Stanford Engineering School, who has published several popular science books. The No Asshole Rule draws on his extensive experiences working for some of the world’s biggest companies and best-known CEOs such as Steve Jobs.

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