How to Deal With Assholes

, The Careerist


Stanford University professor Robert Sutton just released his book, "The Asshole Survival Guide." Here's what the authority on corporate A-holes has to say.

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  • Roman

    I am disappointed that the editors of a professional publication for attorneys feel that it is appropriate to publish such childish vulgarity.

  • Nina

    *sigh* I guess legal secretaries/admins are perpetually at Stage 1!

  • Christina

    Weird. Of course his wife‘s colleagues will treat her with respect-- she‘s a partner! Talk to the clerk or the paralegal! They‘re the ones that get the heat and a-hole attitudes from associates who have huge heads as well as seniors who think their crap don‘t stink or as our managing attorneys here say-- they‘re just very passionate about their work! Yea, more like a lawsuit waiting to happen. Oh and detachment breeds more a-holes. I say sue or file a complaint with HR then let‘s see what happens. If they‘re going to ruin your life you might as well ruin their career.

  • Jim Earl

    The final Q&A is the best of all!

  • CavemanLawyer

    This interview seems heavy on the name dropping. It bothers me that the author seems to be another lawyer with his head in the sand that the law has a culture problem and there are no more a-holes than in other businesses. His position is disingenuous or just lazy.

  • Giggles

    So the TL:DR is that a-holes get excused by Sutton and the rest of us just need to deal with it? Become more detached is his key piece of advice? What an intellectually lazy position to be writing a book about.

  • Mark MacDonald

    I live by the "No Asshole Policy"!

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