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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,941 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert I. Sutton Narrator: Robert I. Sutton Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Robert Sutton’s “No Asshole Rule” appeared in the Harvard Business Review, readers of the staid publication were amazed at the outpouring of support for this landmark essay. The idea was based on the notion, as adapted in hugely successful companies like Google and SAS, that employees with malicious intents or negative attitudes destroyed any sort of productive and pleasant working environment and would hinder the entire operation’s success.

Using case studies from these and many more corporations that have had unquestioned success using variations of the “No Asshole Rule,” Sutton’s book aims to show managers that hiring mean-spirited employees—regardless of talent—saps energy from everyone who must deal with said new hires.

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  • “Sutton's ‘no asshole rule’ puts a stop to the abuse in no uncertain terms. Similar rules have transformed such companies as JetBlue, the Men's Wearhouse, and Google into shining examples of workplaces where positive self-esteem creates a more productive, motivated, and satisfied workforce. If you have ever been a victim, just reading Sutton's analysis brings calm relief, empowerment, and reassurance that you're not alone.”

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  • “Very readable, and people in any type of organization with "people problems" would benefit from using it to inspire some fresh thinking.”

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  • Did the Harvard Business Review really print an article that used the word "asshole" eight times? Apparently so, and from it evolved this audiobook, a handy guide to the domineering bullies found in the workplace, on the sports field, and in government. Turns out that these "kiss up, kick down" individuals don't just ruin our day, they also cost business and government a great deal of time and money…one of the stronger business titles this season.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carol | 2/19/2014

    " Another book everyone should read. Didn't care for the revenge stories, but otherwise some great advice. I'm sure you've met one and can relate!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/4/2014

    " I liked the concept for the book. There were moments that were great, such as quantifying the detriment of assholes in the workplace, overall it was a bit dry and it wasn't filled with as much new insight as I would have liked. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Matt | 2/3/2014

    " Good information but poorly written. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Andrew | 1/25/2014

    " I didn't like this book. I think we need to be positive at all times and this book was full of negativity. There is a place in business where you need to be aggressive and you need to be stern which is what you learn in this book, but you can always do it in kind way. "

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