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How to Do Great Work Without Being an Asshole

How to Do Great Work Without Being an Asshole

by Paul Woods
How to Do Great Work Without Being an Asshole

How to Do Great Work Without Being an Asshole

by Paul Woods


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'How to Do Great Work Without Being an Asshole, a new book by designer Paul Woods, is a practical, illustrated guide that does exactly what the title suggests: It shows you how to be both creative and act like a grown-up at work.' - Fast Company

It's long been an accepted, almost celebrated, fact of the creative industries that long hours, chaotic workflows and egotistical colleagues are just the price you pay to produce great work. In fact, this toxic culture is the enemy of creativity, and with greater accountability and transparency in the industry - and more choice for young talent - than ever before, this unsustainable way of doing business is a ticking time bomb.

This is a straight-talking, fun read for all creatives: Director or junior, at an agency or client-side, working in design, advertising, publishing, fashion or film.

Packed with anecdotes, self-analysis flowcharts (are YOU the asshole?!), humorous graphics, and helpful exercises and action plans for better working practices.

Simple strategies can easily be implemented to create a happier, more productive team and - importantly - BETTER WORK!

Read this guide to develop the ultimate creative process and bring your productivity and teamwork to a new level.

How to Do Great Work Without Being an Asshole addresses hot topics like:Building a better office cultureDealing with egosMeeting etiquetteBest practices for pitching and scopingMaking the most of creative briefingsHow to give constructive, clear feedbackGiving better presentations How to approach workloads and long hoursGuidelines for good client relationshipsHiring and being hiredFiring and being firedAnd much more!

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ISBN-13: 9781786278470
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publication date: 03/30/2023
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: eBook
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Paul Woods, originally from Dublin, Ireland, is a Los Angeles-based designer, author and CEO at global design agency Edenspiekermann. Over the course of his career, Paul has been at the helm of projects for organizations such as Red Bull, Google, Faraday Future, and The City of Santa Monica, among many others. An advocate for the importance of user-centric design, Paul places a hyper-focus on the user in his work. His bylines regularly appear in publications such as Fast Company, AdWeek, and The Drum.

Paul's debut book on creative culture, How To Do Great Work Without Being An Asshole, was published worldwide in 2019 and has been translated into eight languages. His new book, Sh*t They Didn't Tell You, a how-to guide for people looking to start a career in the creative industry, published in August 2021.

Paul lives in Pasadena with his wife Nora and a very stubborn basset hound.

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