I Hate People!: Kick Loose from the Overbearing and Underhanded Jerks at Work and Get What You Want Out of Your Job

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Little, Brown, Jun 10, 2009 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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Face it, whether your company has 10 employees or 10,000, you must grapple with people you can't stand in the office. Luckily Jonathan Littman and Marc Hershon have written I HATE PEOPLE!, a smart, counter-intuitive, and irreverent turn on the classic workplace self-help book that will show you how to identify the Ten Least Wanted--the people you hate--while revealing the strategies to neutralize them. Learn to fly right by the "Stop Sign" (nay-sayer) and rise above the pronouncements of the "Know-it-None." I HATE PEOPLE! will teach you how to carve out more time for yourself by becoming a "Soloist"--one of those bold individuals daring to work alone or collaborate with a handful of other talented people....while artfully deflecting the rest.
 

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User Review  - Sandydog1 - LibraryThing

A detailed how-to guide for a business "soloist", written in a classic airport business book format. Full of trite "studies have shown, anecdotes. Sections on how to regulate the behaviors of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Starting Fresh - Borders

Synopsis: Designed for navigating pitfalls and stop signs in the workplace, I HATE PEOPLE! helps you identify the top drains on your time and resources and teaches office jujitsu tactics to help wrest ... Read full review

Contents

The I Hate People Quiz
2 Stumbling Blocks
3 Wrong Turns
4 Time Wasters
TWO
5 The Soloist
6 Solocrafting
THREE
9 The Disrupters
10 Fool the Rules
FOUR
11 Dig My Cave
12 Island Hopping
Time to Go Solo
Acknowledgments
About the Authors

7 Running Interference
8 Off My Plate

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Jonathan Littman is the author of three previous books, including The Fugitive Game and The Watchman, and his articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Forbes, the San Francisco Chronicle, and other publications. A former college soccer player (on Berkeley's nationally ranked NCAA playoff sqaud), he is the father of two young daughters. He lives in the Bay Area.

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