The Asshole Survival Guide

The Asshole Survival Guide How to Deal With People Who Treat You Like Dirt

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Learn how to handle assholes - in the workplace and beyond - once and for all!

'If only Bob Sutton's book had been available to help me deal with the full complement of 1st-class assholes I've encountered in my 50-year professional life. No names shall be mentioned' Tom Peters, co-author of In Search of Excellence


Being around assholes sucks. Whether at work or outside of it, they lower morale and can damage performance: having one in a team has been shown to reduce performance by 30 to 40%.

In The Asshole Survival Guide, Robert Sutton, professor of management science at Stanford, 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, Sutton uses his expertise and humour to provide a methodical game-plan:

First, perform an asshole audit with his detection strategies. Second, use field-tested techniques from asshole avoidance to the art of love bombing. Finally, discover the dangers of asshole blindness - when the problem might be yours truly . . .


'With cutting-edge research and real-life examples that are thought-provoking and often hilarious, this is an indispensable resource' Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

'At last someone has provided clear steps for rejecting, deflecting, and deflating the jerks who blight our lives'
Robert Cialdini, author of Influence and Pre-Suasion

Book information

ISBN: 9780241980187
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 302
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Weight: -1g