Bob Sutton’s rule of not being an asshole

Today I came across a little video about Don’t be an asshole by Bob Sutton explaining the importance of people learning to be indifferent at times to things that cannot be changed, and ignore those things. It struck me because I tend to get irritated or frustrated about things that I don’t like and I don’t seem to be able to change.

More on the Don’t be an asshole rule on his weblog.

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About Frank Schophuizen (fschop)

Hi, my name is Frank Schophuizen and I am working as a consultant in CM, Agile and ALM for TOPIC Embedded Systems. I have over 30 years experience in software development in the technology industry, with the last 15 years mainly in process improvement, deployment and integration of methods and tools in the area of CM, Agile development and ALM. I am strongly interested in the complexities of collaboration and integrations in multi-project and multi-site organizations. I have worked with various technology companies such as Philips, ASML, NXP and Vanderlande, and with various tool vendors such as IBM Rational (e.g. ClearCase, Synergy, Jazz products) as well as open source tools (e.g. SVN, Git, Jenkins, Trac, Eclipse). I am living in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, with my wife. We have 3 adult children. My main hobbies are classical music and photography.
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