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.
"okay, I get it"
What does it mean for someone to be an asshole? The answer is not obvious, despite the fact that we are often personally stuck dealing with people for whom there is no better name. Try as we might to avoid them, assholes are found everywhere - at work, at home, on the road, and in the public sphere. Encountering one causes great difficulty and personal strain, especially because we often cannot understand why exactly someone should be acting like that.
"Not sure what I expected…"
That Donald Trump is an asshole is a fact widely agreed upon - even by his supporters, who actually like that about him. But his startling political rise makes the question of just what sort of asshole he is, and how his assholedom may help to explain his success, one not just of philosophical interest but of almost existential urgency. Enter the philosopher Aaron James, author of the foundational text in the burgeoning field of Asshole Studies: the best-selling Assholes: A Theory.
What do you do after you write a #1 best-selling book about your drunken, sexual misadventures that makes you rich and famous? Celebrate by getting more drunk and having insane amounts of sex, obviously. And pretty soon you've got another f-ing book on your hands. Stuffed full of ridiculous stories of bad decisions, debauchery, and sexual recklessness, Assholes Finish First starts where I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell left off, then proceeds to "some next-level shit."
"Tucker learned to read."
Marty Kihn was the nicest guy in the world, until he got fed up with being passed over for promotions at work, tired of being suckered into walking his neighbor's dog, and sick of being disrespected by the man who sold him his morning coffee. On the day he turned 40, Kihn set out to transform himself from Mr. Nice Guy into a rule-breaking, power-mongering, Fox News-watching asshole.
"Enlightening, real info"
Are you overwhelmed by the assholes in your life? Authors Trudy Snow and Jan Vandenberg cover the different types of assholes we may encounter and how to prevent them from ruining our lives. Trudy Snow and Jan Vandenberg are subject matter experts in topics related to managing toxic people and conflict resolution. This book offers a simple and common sense perspective about difficult personalities because after all they are all assholes.
Millions of people throughout the world fart every day, but it is the timing, the tact and the excuses that make the act more forgivable. Learn from the personal experiences of Dorothy Bigguns and all the hilarity that ensues after she chooses to remove the filter and just let it all fly. This book recounts some of Dorothy's travels, work life and decadent youth as some of the most humiliating and most hilarious experiences involving her bad gas. She proves that you don't need to have an excuse to break wind - but you do need good company, understanding friends or no sense of smell to get away with excessive flatulence.
Mike Wood is satisfied just being a guy with broad shoulders at a decidedly unprestigious Catholic school in Manhattan. But on the dirty streets of New York City, he's an everyman with a moral code who is unafraid of violence. And when Mike is unwittingly recruited into a secret cell of magicians by a fellow student, Mike's role as a steadfast soldier begins. These magicians don't use ritualized rote to work their magic; they use willpower in their clandestine war with the establishment: The Assholes.
"Not the book for me"
Is there a shopping cart where you were about to park and so now, you have to get out of your car to move it or look for another spot? Is your neighbor driving you nuts again? Did your leisurely drive end up aggravating you because it seems no one knows how to drive? Can't get out of the elevator because everyone is rushing in? The reality is the world has changed. We are more self-absorbed than ever, and technology has caused us to pay less attention to our surroundings, if not each other.
This book is a satire on self-help books. As a writer of self-help books, you can become disillusioned with people who are unable to change even when they really want to. Therefore, I have written this book for all those jerks, assholes, and, generally speaking, miserable people that are comfortable with where they are at but still dream of changing. This book is for them, to all those "Miserable Assholes"! Now for those who know what a satire is, this book is to ridicule and scorn those into changing by seeing what a mess they really are.
Esta novela es una crónica sentimental. Escrita como si fueran unas memorias, narra con desenfado las relaciones con las mujeres importantes en la vida del protagonista: la madre, las compañeras de juegos infantiles nada inocentes, la oscuridad aprovechable de los cines, la vecina, la amante comunista de finales de los sesenta, la casada infiel, las vírgenes, la mujer, el divorcio... El autor consigue así una novela divertida e instructiva, actual, donde alternan humor y tragedia, amor y sexo en una espléndida y animada narración.
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Esta novela es una crónica sentimental. Escrita como si fueran unas memorias, narra con desenfado las relaciones con las mujeres importantes en la vida del protagonista: la madre, las compañeras de juegos infantiles nada inocentes, la oscuridad aprovechable de los cines, la vecina, la amante comunista de finales de los sesenta, la casada infiel, las vírgenes, la mujer, el divorcio.
Rob Cohen is love-adjacent in this dark and kinda dirty love letter to a Valentine's past.