The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt

The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt

by Robert I. Sutton

Paperback(Reprint)

$15.99
View All Available Formats & Editions
Members save with free shipping everyday! 
See details

Overview


“This book is a contemporary classic—a shrewd and spirited guide to protecting ourselves from the jerks, bullies, tyrants, and trolls who seek to demean. We desperately need this antidote to the a-holes in our midst.”—Daniel H. Pink, best-selling author of To Sell Is Human and Drive

How to avoid, outwit, and disarm assholes, from the author of the classic The No Asshole Rule
 
As entertaining as it is useful, The Asshole Survival Guide delivers a cogent and methodical game plan for anybody who feels plagued by assholes. Sutton starts with diagnosis—what kind of asshole problem, exactly, are you dealing with? From there, he provides field‑tested, evidence‑based, and often surprising strategies for dealing with assholes—avoiding them, outwitting them, disarming them, sending them packing, and developing protective psychological armor. Sutton even teaches readers how to look inward to stifle their own inner jackass.
            Ultimately, this survival guide is about developing an outlook and personal plan that will help you preserve the sanity in your work life, and rescue all those perfectly good days from being ruined by some jerk.
 
“Thought-provoking and often hilarious . . . An indispensable resource.”—Gretchen Rubin, best-selling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before
 
“At last . . . clear steps for rejecting, deflecting, and deflating the jerks who blight our lives . . . Useful, evidence-based, and fun to read.”—Robert Cialdini, best-selling author of Influence and Pre-Suasion
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781328511669
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 142,912
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


ROBERT SUTTON is a Stanford University professor and author of six management books, including the New York Times bestsellers The No Asshole Rule and Good Boss, Bad Boss. He is an IDEO fellow and cofounder of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and the Stanford Design Institute.

Table of Contents

1 Eight Thousand Emails 1

2 Asshole Assessment: How Bad Is the Problem? 14

3 Make a Clean Getaway 37

4 Asshole Avoidance Techniques: Reducing Your Exposure 67

5 Mind Tricks That Protect Your Soul 96

6 Fighting Back 123

7 Be Part of the Solution, Not the Problem 158

Your Stories and Ideas 185

Acknowledgments 186

Notes 190

Index 207

Customer Reviews