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    DescriptionWhen the Harvard Business Review asked Robert Sutton for suggestions for its annual list of Breakthrough Ideas, he told them that the best business practice he knew of was 'the no asshole rule'. Sutton's piece became one of the most popular articles ever to appear in the HBR. Spurred on by the fear and despair that people expressed, the tricks they used to survive with dignity in asshole-infested places, the revenge stories that made him laugh out loud and the other small wins that they celebrated against mean-spirited people, Sutton was persuaded to write THE NO ASSHOLE RULE. He believes passionately that civilised workplaces are not a naive dream, that they do exist, do bolster performance and that widespread contempt can be erased and replaced with mutual respect when a team or organisation is managed right. There is a huge temptation by executives and those in positions of authority to overlook this trait especially when exhibited by so-called producers, but Sutton shows how overall productivity suffers when the workplace is subjected to this kind of stress.


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    Title
    The No Asshole Rule
    Subtitle
    Building a Civilised Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert I. Sutton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 125 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 180 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780749954031
    ISBN 10: 0749954035
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.2
    BIC subject category V2: KJU, KJG, KJW
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17810
    Libri: ENGM8000
    DC22: 302.35
    BISAC V2.8: BUS096000, BUS009000, BUS030000, BUS046000, BUS085000, BUS008000
    Libri: BENE3300
    Thema V1.0: KJG, KJU, KJW
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    PIATKUS BOOKS
    Publication date
    02 December 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robert Sutton is a Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. He is the author of several business books and is also a frequent guest on radio and television shows in the US.
    Review quote
    Entertaining and important ... This book is a blow for humanity as well as management OBSERVER This meticulously researched book ... puts into plain language an undeniable fact: the modern workplace is beset with a**holes ... Sure to generate discussion around watercoolers PUBLISHERS WEEKLY The definitive guide to understanding, counteracting, and not becoming an a**hole. I am qualified to make this judgment because (a) I've been an a**hole a few times and (b) been a victim of a**holes more than a few times Guy Kawasaki A wry and useful look at the patterns of bullying in the workplace IRISH TIMES