Books, Audiobooks and Summaries. Robert I. Sutton is an author, an advisor and a Professor at Stanford Business School. Even ourselves sometimes act like assholes, for example when we have a bad day. But that is temporary asshole behavior. Certified assholes, on the other hand, are assholes by character.
The No Asshole Rule analyzes the impact of assholes on the workplace. Robert Sutton that we are all assholes sometimes , and in certain periods of our life. However the certified asshole is the one who constantly bullies or puts others down, and leave their victims angry, humiliated or afraid. Since their behavior is continuous, their effect is also cumulative, and even low reactive people can start feeling their bite after a while. However, the main rule of thumb is this: how do you feel after the encounter?
The first step is to recognize who is an asshole. Face your past. The past is a very good predictor of future behavior. For example, were you a bully in school? If your parents and siblings were assholes, you may have caught the disease.
The No Asshole Rule was published 10 years ago. It focused on building civilized workplaces. Yet the most frequent question that it provoked were variations of "Help. I am dealing with an asshole or a bunch of them , what do I do? People asked it in some form or another in the most of the or so emails that I got about that book and in hundreds of casual conversations.
Excellent advice for females the good-looking ones that is. The rest are worthless and shouldn't have been born. Let's purify the female gene pool of all ugly cunts so that in a few generations, only good-looking bitches will be born:)