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The No Asshole Rule, R.I. Sutton

While interviewing job candidates, do you ever feel tempted to hire a technically strong person who has aptitude for being hard to work with ? Is adding a sharp new team member worth the potential risk ? I have always felt a bit guilty whenever I turned such people down. Would my company be better off with a brilliant, alas hard to deal with, worker I just rejected ? After reading Sutton’s book I feel guilty no more.
“The No Asshole Rule” quantifies the financial damage the corporations that discount the importance of “team fit” suffer. Sutton’s thorough analysis provides irrefutable justification for the simple rule one should follow : life is too short.