Dealing With Jerks At Work And Elsewhere

Event has passed (Mon Oct 2, 2017 - Mon Oct 2, 2017)
The Commonwealth Club - Embarcadero
5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing


Are you stuck in a position where you need to handle demeaning and disrespectful people (i.e., jerks)? if so, you need to attend this talk by Stanford's Professor Bob Sutton! Bob's talks are always hilarious. Plus, they're also wonderfully insightful, clear, and useful!

Bob will teach us field-tested, evidence-based techniques for dealing with the jerks in our lives—especially bosses, co-workers, and customers. He'll discuss how to escape, endure, outwit, battle, and disempower people who leave us feeling demeaned, disrespected, and de-energized. And he will talk about how to keep our own inner jerk from rearing its ugly head. He'll draw on his new book, "The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal With People Who Treat You Like Dirt," which was inspired by thousands of emails and conversations with people who asked Bob, in essence: "I am dealing with an asshole (or a bunch of assholes); what should I do?"

Named by the American Management Association and by Businessweek as one of the ten top management leaders and professors, Bob Sutton is a co-founder of the d-school at Stanford, a Fellow at IDEO, and a guest on major TV networks. His previous book was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller and was selected as one of the best business books of the year by Amazon, the Financial Times, and Inc.

Bob's talks usually sell out, so don't hesitate! Join us, and let's have fun while learning how to make our lives less stressful and more effective!

Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering and Professor of Organizational Behavior (by courtesy) at Stanford. He co-founded both the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and the d-school. Sutton received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from The University of Michigan.


  1. The Commonwealth Club - Embarcadero 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA