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Brilliant Jerks in Engineering
Here's a test for you or your company: Would you tolerate a brilliant engineer who is also an asshole?
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15 hours ago by grahammitchell
Brilliant Jerks in Engineering
(This may well be the canonical write-up about the “no jerks” philosophy.)
"It may help to clarify that "brilliant jerk" can mean different things to different people. To illustrate, I'll describe two types of brilliant jerks: the selfless and the selfish, and their behavior in detail. I'll then describe the damage caused by these jerks, and ways to deal with them."
jerks  assholes  work  2017 
3 days ago by handcoding
Brilliant Jerks in Engineering
Good post on toxic people in organizations
culture  startup  hr  assholes 
4 days ago by dgibbons
A Stanford psychologist on the art of avoiding assholes - Vox
On dealing with assholes:
“The second question is, if you must endure, are you going to fight or are you just going to take it? If you’re going to fight, you need a plan and a posse, you need to collect your evidence, and then you have to take your chances. In any case, I tell people to try to have as little contact as possible with assholes, and I offer strategies for doing that in the book.

“One of the simplest — but admittedly hardest — things you can do is simply learn not to give a shit. Not giving a shit takes the wind out of an asshole’s sails. When an asshole’s being nasty to you, ignore him. Think about when you’ll get home later that night and the fact that that asshole won’t be there and won’t matter. Think about how a year from now that asshole won’t be in your life, but he’ll still be the asshole he always was.”
assholes  work  vox  2017 
4 weeks ago by handcoding
A Stanford psychologist on the art of avoiding assholes - Vox
Nice way of calling someone an asshole:

»Sean Illing:
Well, I’m not going to call the president an asshole here, but I will say that he’s checking all the asshole boxes you’ve set forth in this book.

Robert Sutton:
Yeah, I won't call him one either, but I agree with your assessment.«
assholes  book 
5 weeks ago by ssp
Apple Balks at Higher Web-Access Fees After $1 Billion Video Bet - Bloomberg
Apple Inc. told U.S. regulators it opposes charging higher fees for faster internet access, just weeks after pledging to spend $1 billion making movies and TV shows to stream online.
apple  fcc  assholes 
11 weeks ago by pixel

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