Jonathan Littman and Marc Hershon recently appeared on CNBC's SquawkBox to talk about the Ten Least Wanted and other essential elements in I Hate People! that can help people survive the rigors of the workplace.
For those who don't want to run the video because they're at work or the sight of the authors might drive them mad, here is a rundown of what the appearance was about, by producer/writer Brooke Sopelsa:
From the kiss-up to the back-stabber to the guy who calls out sick every Monday, every office has its share of crummy characters. A new book by Marc Hershon and Jonathon Littman, "I Hate People," wants to help stressed-out workers overcome those problem colleagues. “The lower profile you can keep at work, generally the more you can get done,” Hershon told CNBC. The book promotes the "anti-team" and recommends employees avoid the Bulldozer bosses, the Flimflams who ask other people to do their work and the nagging types who interrupt other employees on a regular basis. "We found out, for instance, that small groups actually get all the work done today," Littman says. "…This whole thing about these big teams and the big groups, it just doesn’t work." “If you want to succeed,” he added, “you become a Soloist.”