The Asshole Survival Guide

  • by Robert I. Sutton
  • Narrated by Robert I. Sutton
  • 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling author of The No Asshole Rule reads his guide on how to preserve civility, sanity, and success when facing a business world full of difficult people.
Since The No Asshole Rule became a national best seller a decade ago, Robert Sutton has been asked, in a thousand different ways, the best way to deal with an asshole. This new guide presents Sutton's signature prescriptive advice for everyone who is feeling oppressed, demeaned, or disrespected by people who treat them badly.
Drawing on a trove of real-life stories from people dealing with implacable jerks in every kind of setting, Sutton delivers a highly effective, methodical game plan, starting with a diagnosis: Exactly what kind of asshole are you dealing with? From there Sutton provides thoughtful, field-tested strategies aimed at specific asshole-deflecting goals - avoiding them, outwitting them, disarming them, and countering their negative influence. He even teaches you how to look inward to stifle your own jackass.
Equally useful and entertaining, The Asshole Survival Guide helps you develop a robust new outlook that can preserve the sanity of your workplace and personal life and stop all those perfectly good days from being ruined by some jerk.

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Essential Reading for Humanity

Thanks to Bob Sutton for sharing the benefit of years dedicated to this kind of research. The moment I picked up "The No Asshole Rule," the "light" went on. I didn't know how to "act" on the new knowledge, however. Was I coping well, or poorly? What was the right and wrong thing to do or not do? And, why me lol? This book was able to answer something I didn't have: perspective.

It springs off of years of original research revealing emotional context, actions taken or not taken, and their outcomes, good or bad. Sutton skillfully uses these real world stories to present his insights and recommendations. The advice would hardly be worthwhile, however, if Sutton didnt understand and practice these principles himself. However, it's clear he takes them to heart and practices good old fashioned humility and self-awareness, like any perennial wise person worth their salt.

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- Cherie Teasdale

Excellent Guide

I thought the subject was an excellent topic for personal growth, but found the book to be slightly less than I expected.
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- DRWarren

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-12-2017
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio