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The Asshole Survival Guide

How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt
Narrated by: Robert I. Sutton
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
Categories: Business, Management
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Asshole Survival Guide written and read by Robert I Sutton. Being around assholes, whether at work or elsewhere, can damage performance and affect wellbeing: having one asshole in a team has been shown to reduce performance by 30-40%. And social media has only given rise to further incivility - 40% of people have experienced harassment online. But in The Asshole Survival Guide, Stanford professor Robert Sutton 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.

With expertise and humour, he provides a cogent and methodical game plan to fight back. First, he sets out the asshole audit, to find out what kind of asshole needs dealing with, and asshole detection strategies. Then he reveals field-tested, sometimes surprising techniques, from asshole avoidance and asshole taxes to mind-tricks and the art of love bombing. Finally, he explains the dangers of asshole blindness - when the problem might be yours truly.

©2017 Robert I Sutton (P)2017 Penguin Audiobooks

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mindblowing, provocative, reality slapper

such a mindblowing and reality slapper book, The Asshole Survival Guide has opened my mind on who is really an asshole and how to deal with them mindfully. such a good provocative self-development book for my year!

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  • Boo Boo
  • 02-07-18

Very Good<br />

A valuable and enlightening book.

I found the affirmation that it is OK to just leave a toxic situation very wise. I would previously have viewed such action as running away, but the author convinced me it is not.

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  • Donna France
  • 08-28-19

The best! Life-changing - & amusing in the process

I read this book whilst dealing with a sly asshole at work... it was invaluable in helping me de-stress, remove the emotive element and see the problem clearly.
It is helpful is a huge variety of situations... including making sure that we the readers don't act like assholes also ;)
The world needs this book... more than ever.
Empower yourself!

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  • Eskimo
  • 07-30-19

Boring

I couldn't get on with this one, found it unengaging, had high hopes for it.

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  • Luisa
  • 06-29-19

Descriptive with some vague hints of possible approaches to the issue

Good for those who are in office environments and are starting from scratch or need to reach out not to feel isolated. But I couldn’t find any pragmatic solution for my situation.

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  • Fabien
  • 04-03-19

It could have more concise

It was an interesting book - lots of short stories about the A*** people. I wish it could have been more concise, and straight to the points of action

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  • Annabelle King
  • 01-02-19

Yes. 1000 times yes.

Surgically identified all the arseholes I have come into contact with in the workplace and articulated the ones whom I was only subconsciously aware of. Great practical advise and a lot of rational, common sense. Highly recommend for anyone in a toxic workplace.