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The No Asshole Rule Audiobook

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

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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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    "Very Good But..."

    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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    ali 09-05-16
    ali 09-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Terrible audiobook "

    Quite a short audiobook on an interesting topic, the author's ideas about assholes and how organizations and individuals should deal with them are quite interesting; however, the audiobook doesn't really give you much besides what you could find in a 2 page article about the topic so that was quite disappointing. However, the audiobook itself is just plain terrible. The narration is subpar and is riddled with stupidly annoying music that overpowers the voice at big portions of it. I really can't imagine such horrible quality being offer on audible, and I will he requesting a refund of my credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    -C. 07-23-16
    -C. 07-23-16
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    "Starts out promising then crashes and burns."

    I found neither valuable knowledge nor entertaining anecdotes. Definitely falls short of expectations.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Buki Adeniji 07-08-16
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    "A must read for team leaders and contributors"

    Very easy read with thoughtful and practical stories and recommendations.

    I have read a number of Robert Sutton's books and took a number of his classes and I highly recommend to everyone leading or building teams, and organizations.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly 07-06-16
    Kelly 07-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Important read for managers"

    I recently experienced working for an asshole and everything he said would happen did happen when this person was fired

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan McCandless 05-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Nothing beyond the Cliche!"
    What was most disappointing about Robert I. Sutton’s story?

    I am more than comfortable with the use of profanity, however, the use of "asshole" became cliche. Coupled that with the fact that this book offered little if any real insight on conflict resolution. This book at best is a compilation of "Bad" boss stories.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are looking for a book the drives home the point that power goes to people's heads, and you wish to hear examples, then give it a listen.If you are looking for a book on conflict resolutions or self betterment book, look elsewhere.

    0 of 0 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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