What did you like about the (topic)?
The topic enables readers identify unlikable behavior in the society, and also specify the best group to associate with. On the other hand, Robert Sutton exposes individuals who behave in a manner to suggest they hold no place in the society. These kinds of people, referred to as assholes, display a kind of nonsense behavior and contribute terribly much towards slow development in an organization. Moreover, the topic gives a challenge to an individual in testing which category he or she fall under whether an asshole, a jerk, or a useful person (Sutton, 2007).
What struck you as interesting?
The most interesting part of the topic concerns how the writer demonstrates the character s of jerks in the society. The topic stresses on eliminating such people since they bring no development and instead increase the cost of living. In addition, the topic elaborates on the issue of leaders who take advantage of their positions to ruin their followers. It is very interesting also how the writer classifies jerks in a society, the certified jerks and temporary jerks, but whichever category one fall under their behavior is not acceptable in the society. The writer introduces a stupid character calculator that individuals should make use of to identify assholes in an organization (Sutton, 2007).
Why did the (topic) stimulate positive emotion?
The topic encourages individuals to avoid bad behaviors and make use of their brains in making decisions for themselves or for an organization. On the other hand, the topic stimulates the readers positively in that they are capable of eliminating assholes in the society and as they play no role when it comes to development. Moreover, leaders the organizations are able to get rid of non-performing staff since the topic gives no room for such characters in the organization. Alternatively the topic also assists employees in overthrowing their leaders if they portray such behaviors to demonstrate acts of an asshole (Sutton, 2007).
What did you not like about the (topic)?
The author shows no respect to the society and religion since he uses dirty words in his arguments. Some of the words used are not acceptable in certain societies. This indicates that even if the lessons from the book are very nice, some people will avoid it due to the type of language used. In addition, the topic only talks about eliminating jerks in the society but fails to give recommended actions that will make these people change.
Why did the (topic) stimulate negative emotion?
After studying the topic the reader develops negative attitudes towards jerks and assholes in the society. This creates a boundary between individuals showing and eventually makes operations slow down, especially in the company. Under such circumstances, people might come up with a plan of eliminating someone from a certain position, not because of poor performance, but because there is a certain behavior that people dislike. The topic also allows leaders to take advantage of their positions in misusing the minority in the society on matters of gender, culture, and age (Sutton, 2007).
What did you learn?
After studying the topic, several things are digested. First, the reader is in a position to identify some of characters portrayed by individuals that only lead to poor development. The topic gives suggestions on how to deal with such people, and also keeping the good relationship with them. Secondly the topic encourages an individual to focus a head and avoid associating with asshole characters as they only think of taking advantage of situations. Finally, the topic gives a chance to every individual to a play part in ensuring the society is growing and avoiding such cruel behaviors that contribute nothing towards development (Sutton, 2007).
Summarize your major take-aways and intellectual sound bites.
The passage on how organizations and companies underrate differences between management and overrate virtue of passion gives a perfect understanding of a positive behavior in the society. Moreover, the author keeps encouraging individuals to act with accordance to the society needs and assist those who seem focused in achieving their goals (Sutton, 2007).
A one sentence "wham-bang thank-you-ma'am" synopsis of what you will take away from the lesson regarding what you learned
Society consists of people possessing different character traits, and every individual has the responsibility of ensuring that they fall on the good character side.
Sutton, Robert. I. (2007). The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving
One That Isn't. The first edition, ISBN-13: 978-0446526562. Business plus