Robert I. Sutton

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Robert Sutton at a book promotion event in San Francisco, March 2014

Robert I. Sutton (born 1954 in Chicago) is a professor of management science at the Stanford University School of Engineering and a researcher in the field of evidence-based management. He is a New York Times best-selling author.[1]

Sutton received a Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan.[when?] He has been on the Stanford University faculty since 1983. He has also taught at the Haas School of Business of the University of California, Berkeley, and was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford during the 1986-87, 1994–95, and 2002–03 academic years. He is currently also a Fellow at the design consulting firm IDEO and has a courtesy appointment as a professor of organizational behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business.[1]

Sutton (right) at a book promotion event in San Francisco, March 2014

Books published as author[edit]

  • The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Firms Turn Knowledge Into Action , with Jeffrey Pfeffer, Harvard Business School Press, 2000
  • Weird Ideas That Work: 11½ Practices for Promoting, Managing, and Sustaining Innovation, The Free Press, 2002
  • Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense: Profiting from Evidence-Based Management, with Jeffrey Pfeffer, Harvard Business School Press, 2006
  • The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't, Warner, 2007
  • Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be The Best...And Learn From The Worst, Warner, 2010
  • Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More without Settling for Less , with Huggy Rao, Crown Business, 2014
  • The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal With People Who Treat You Like Dirt, Penguin, 2017


  1. ^ a b Robert I. Sutton faculty page at Stanford University

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