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The No Asshole Rule Audiobook

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't

In a landmark article published in the 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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"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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    Maki New York, NY, USA 08-04-07
    Maki New York, NY, USA 08-04-07
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    The intent of the book was quite good and the points the author made were also very much on target, but I have to say, listening to him read it was a bit distracting. Why? Well, he apparently has difficulty correctly pronouncing words that begin with the letters "es", like "especially". Yes, this Stanford grad would pronounce "especially" (which he used quite often) as "EX-specially". And it wasn't only "especially" that he would do this with. He also would say "EXscape". Quite grating after hearing it for the 40th time. Otherwise, it was quite entertaining.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Dumuhosky 12-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I wish it had been read by a professional"

    At the risk of sounding like an @$$hole, this reading was terrible. I'm certain he's a brilliant man, but his pronunciation is difficult to listen to- "exspecially" when he is emphatic about something, which he seems to be about everything. The tone is overexcited and the text is mediocre.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    KHALID 10-01-15
    KHALID 10-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "great book"

    great read I highly enjoyed it. quick easy read. great content. listen while you're driving or, sitting at the office . I really want to figure out how to share this book as onebook

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    Chase 06-12-15
    Chase 06-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Title Sums up the book"

    Great intentions, short quick to the point. If you suffer from an asshole worth the read. Same theory repeated throughout.

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    Jaan 04-29-15
    Jaan 04-29-15
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    "No real meat"

    This title only teaches you to run away from or avoid your issues and not how to effectively deal with them. Also seems to really be focusing on acts of bullying and less on assholes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mark 02-16-15
    Mark 02-16-15
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    "Too much asshole"

    I think you can write a book without writing the word "asshole" so much. Other than that, I think this is a much needed book for our world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gilbert 12-06-14
    Gilbert 12-06-14 Member Since 2008
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    "The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplac"
    What did you love best about The No Asshole Rule?

    That someone is actually thinking about how to convey the idea of having a work place governed by ideas of common decency!


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The No Asshole Rule?

    I will be more cognizant of how i react to fellow work mates.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maria 06-05-14
    Maria 06-05-14
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    "So funny!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. This book is for anyone who has worked with or for an asshole. Also helpful for those who make hiring-firing decisions.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The No Asshole Rule?

    The stories from the author about real-life a**hole bosses will have you doubled over.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The breakdown of the cost a company suffers from employing an a**hole was valuable. It doesn't pay to hire and retain them! They do more damage than good.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. This book is also very short, so you can almost listen to it in one sitting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    valarie hollister, ca, United States 06-07-13
    valarie hollister, ca, United States 06-07-13 Member Since 2014

    Love the horror genre but read all kinds of stuff! I'm 40 something, a wife, mom and Project Manager for a large Construction Company.

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    "Not bad...."

    WOW I realize the title is "*sshole but he really over says it! It was entertaining but not sure if I really got anything useful out of it.

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    Elyssa Secunda, South Africa 12-17-12
    Elyssa Secunda, South Africa 12-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Insightful and fun"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The book is relevant to anyone that deals with people, be it work, church or being part of a sports club. The book helps you to identify the "certified assholes" and teaches you how to stay sane in an asshole infested workplace.


    Any additional comments?

    Audible: Please provide the asshole checklist in print so that we can download it an complete it on paper.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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