Organ donation is a serious topic, but The Martin Agency's "World's Biggest Asshole
" successfully incorporated humor in a way that struck a chord with its target: millennial men.
There are more than 40,000 NZNO members, and if we all challenged the asshole
behaviour just once--whether we witness it or whether it's directed at us--the message we would send is "There is a 'no asshole
rule' in this workplace" Kia kaha Nicola.
Robert Sutton, author of The No Asshole
Rule, is a professor at Stanford and caused quite a stir when he published an article on assholes
in the Harvard Business Review.
From insensitive bosses to corporate bullies, THE NO ASSHOLE
RULE: BUILDING A CIVILIZED WORKPLACE AND SURVIVING ONE THAT ISN'T is more than just another book on how to cope with strange co-workers: it analyzes the problem, reveals how disparate corporate personalities can erode company morale and productivity, and provides many strategies for companies interested in eliminating the problem.
The imaginary line between an ordinary and 'flaming' asshole
depends on local quirks and customs.
Representative Jo Ann Emerson, Republican of Missouri, doesn't know why a letter she sent to a constituent ended with profanity: "I think you are an asshole
." AP reports "the offensive language made it into the last line of the letter, which otherwise reads like a typical response to a citizen's question about last year's testimony of oil executives before the Senate Commerce Committee." Emerson personally signed the letter and included a handwritten message at the bottom: "PS--please forgive the delay in responding."
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has drawn up a blacklist which includes registration numbers such as AA55HOL (asshole
) and D055ERR (dosser).
"Everybody says I'm an asshole
, and they're right, I am," Moulitsas says.
He has charisma all over the place and can play the nice guy, the asshole
, the funny guy and the guy lacking in self-esteem and he can do it all within the same character.
The anus, on the other hand, is highly praised: "the asshole
is the most honored among all the necessary things of life." While some of this praise is clearly ironic, the dialogue is nonetheless quite serious in its celebration of anal sex.
I have to write a suck-up letter to the Honorable Asshole
and it should all be great for me.