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New York Times Bestselling Author & Professor of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University

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Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering and Professor of Organizational Behavior (by courtesy) at Stanford. He co-founded the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (which everyone calls “the d school”). Sutton received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from The University of Michigan and has served on the Stanford faculty since 1983. He is a Senior Scientist at Gallup and academic director of two executive education programs: Customer-Focused Innovation and the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate. He has served as professor at the Haas Business School, a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, a Fellow at IDEO, an advisor to McKinsey & Company, and faculty at the World Economic Forum at Davos.

Sutton studies organizational change, leadership, innovation, and workplace dynamics. He has published over 150 articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals, management outlets such as Harvard Business Review and the McKinsey Quarterly, and news outlets including The New York Times, Financial Times, and Wall Street Journal. His books include Weird Ideas That Work, The Knowing-Doing Gap (with Jeffrey Pfeffer), and Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense (with Jeffrey Pfeffer), which the The Globe and Mail selected as the best business book of 2006. The No Asshole Rule and Good Boss, Bad Boss are New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. His book, Scaling-Up Excellence (with Huggy Rao) is a Wall Street Journal bestseller and was selected as one of the best business books of the year by Amazon, the Financial Times, Inc., The Globe and Mail, and Library Journal. His also wrote The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal With People Who Treat You Like Dirt. Sutton and Huggy Rao are currently focusing on The Friction Project, a multi-pronged mission to understand the causes and cures for destructive organizational friction--and when it is wise to make things harder to do.

Professor Sutton’s honors include the award for the best paper published in the Academy of Management Journal in 1989, the Eugene L. Grant Award for Excellence in Teaching, selection by Business 2.0 as a leading “management guru” in 2002, and the award for the best article published in the Academy of Management Review in 2005. The London Business School selected Sutton for the 2014 Sumantra Ghoshal Award “for rigour and relevance in the study of management.” The American Management Association selected Sutton as one of the top 30 leaders who most influenced business in 2014 (ranking him 10th on their list). Sutton was named as one of 10 “B-School All-Stars” by BusinessWeek, which they described as “professors who are influencing contemporary business thinking far beyond academia.”

Sutton has given keynote speeches to more than 200 groups in 20 countries. His writings and opinions are often described in places including The New York Times, The Atlantic, Financial Times, Esquire, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Wired, TechCrunch, Vanity Fair, and Washington Post. Sutton has been a guest on many radio and television shows, including on ABC, Bloomberg, BBC, CNBC, Fox, NBC Today Show, KGO, PBS, NPR, Marketplace, and CNN.

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The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt

The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt

Scaling Up Excellence: Getting To More Without Settling For Less

Scaling Up Excellence: Getting To More Without Settling For Less

Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best... and Learn from the Worst

Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best... and Learn from the Worst

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't

Weird Ideas That Work: How to Build a Creative Company

Weird Ideas That Work: How to Build a Creative Company

Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths And Total Nonsense: Profiting From Evidence-Based Management

Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths And Total Nonsense: Profiting From Evidence-Based Management

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Robert Sutton

New York Times Bestselling Author & Professor of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University

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Robert Sutton Biography

Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering and Professor of Organizational Behavior (by courtesy) at Stanford. He co-founded the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (which everyone calls “the d school”). Sutton received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from The University of Michigan and has served on the Stanford faculty since 1983. He is a Senior Scientist at Gallup and academic director of two executive education programs: Customer-Focused Innovation and the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate. He has served as professor at the Haas Business School, a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, a Fellow at IDEO, an advisor to McKinsey & Company, and faculty at the World Economic Forum at Davos.

Sutton studies organizational change, leadership, innovation, and workplace dynamics. He has published over 150 articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals, management outlets such as Harvard Business Review and the McKinsey Quarterly, and news outlets including The New York Times, Financial Times, and Wall Street Journal. His books include Weird Ideas That Work, The Knowing-Doing Gap (with Jeffrey Pfeffer), and Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense (with Jeffrey Pfeffer), which the The Globe and Mail selected as the best business book of 2006. The No Asshole Rule and Good Boss, Bad Boss are New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. His book, Scaling-Up Excellence (with Huggy Rao) is a Wall Street Journal bestseller and was selected as one of the best business books of the year by Amazon, the Financial Times, Inc., The Globe and Mail, and Library Journal. His also wrote The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal With People Who Treat You Like Dirt. Sutton and Huggy Rao are currently focusing on The Friction Project, a multi-pronged mission to understand the causes and cures for destructive organizational friction--and when it is wise to make things harder to do.

Professor Sutton’s honors include the award for the best paper published in the Academy of Management Journal in 1989, the Eugene L. Grant Award for Excellence in Teaching, selection by Business 2.0 as a leading “management guru” in 2002, and the award for the best article published in the Academy of Management Review in 2005. The London Business School selected Sutton for the 2014 Sumantra Ghoshal Award “for rigour and relevance in the study of management.” The American Management Association selected Sutton as one of the top 30 leaders who most influenced business in 2014 (ranking him 10th on their list). Sutton was named as one of 10 “B-School All-Stars” by BusinessWeek, which they described as “professors who are influencing contemporary business thinking far beyond academia.”

Sutton has given keynote speeches to more than 200 groups in 20 countries. His writings and opinions are often described in places including The New York Times, The Atlantic, Financial Times, Esquire, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Wired, TechCrunch, Vanity Fair, and Washington Post. Sutton has been a guest on many radio and television shows, including on ABC, Bloomberg, BBC, CNBC, Fox, NBC Today Show, KGO, PBS, NPR, Marketplace, and CNN.

Robert Sutton Videos

  • #85 - Robert Sutton | The A**hole Survival Guide: How to Deal with ...
  • Bob Sutton: How to Outwit Workplace Jerks [Entire Talk] - YouTube
  • Robert Sutton | Talks at Google - YouTube

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  • How to book Robert Sutton?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Robert Sutton for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Robert Sutton, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Robert Sutton or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Robert Sutton?

    Booking fees for Robert Sutton, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Robert Sutton, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Robert Sutton?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Robert Sutton for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Robert Sutton for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Robert Sutton or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Robert Sutton or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Robert Sutton is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Robert Sutton for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Robert Sutton generally travels from Stanford, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Peter Thiel, Guy Kawasaki, Chip Conley, Gary Vaynerchuk and Sheryl Sandberg. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Robert Sutton for an upcoming event.

Robert Sutton Speaker Videos

  • #85 - Robert Sutton | The A**hole Survival Guide: How to Deal with ...
    Bob Sutton: How to Outwit Workplace Jerks [Entire Talk] - YouTube
  • Robert Sutton | Talks at Google - YouTube

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