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TitleWorks Well with Others: An Outsider's Guide to Shaking Hands, Shutting Up, Handling Jerks, and Other Crucial Skills in Business That No One Ever Teaches You
TagsThe Outsider The Outsiders Before You Quit Your Job
LanguageEnglish
File Size1.1 MB
Total Pages167
Table of Contents
                            Title Page
Copyright
Dedication
Contents
Introduction
1 | First, a Little Story
2 | Should You Keep Reading This Book?
3 | How to Be Interviewed
4 | Classic Interview Rules, Plus One More
5 | How to Talk to a Recruiter
6 | How to Enter a Room
7 | How to Have a First Day on the Job
8 | Ways in Which You Must Screw Up Early On: A Handy Checklist
9 | What to Say When Someone Asks for Your Take on the Oeuvre of Werner Herzog at Dinner with Your Brand-New Colleagues and You Don’t Know Who Werner Herzog Is
10 | The Importance of Sucking at a New Job for a Year or Two
11 | How to Smile
12 | How to Shut Up
13 | Things You Should Never Say in a Professional Setting
14 | How to Have a Meaningful Lunch in a Fancy Restaurant Full of Important People
15 | A Few More Rules for the Business Lunch
16 | How to Make Small Talk
17 | A List of Small-Talk Topics for People Who Hate Small Talk
18 | How to Have a Short but Meaningful Conversation in an Elevator
19 | How to Pitch Something
20 | A Few Words on Passion
21 | How to Shake a Hand (Feat. Kanye West)
22 | How to Be Late
23 | How to Be on Time, for Chrissakes
24 | How to Find a Good Bar to Drink in After Work
25 | How to Work While Drinking
26 | How to Begin a Work Thing
27 | How to End a Work Thing
28 | Should You Be Dancing at This Work Thing?
29 | How to Give a Toast
30 | Things You Should Never Say While Giving a Toast
31 | How to Give a Speech When You’re Terrified of Giving a Speech
32 | Things You Should Never Say During a Speech
33 | How to Give a Speech When You Have Just Taken One Too Many Xanax
34 | How to Talk to “Important” People
35 | How to Think About Clothes
36 | Style Rules for Work That You Hear All the Time, Plus One You Never Do
37 | Sprezzatura!
38 | An Impostor’s Garden of Mantras
39 | A Few Words About Collaboration
40 | A Few Words About Credit
41 | How to Email
42 | A Few More Rules for Emailing
43 | Why Strident Postures on Social Media Are, at the End of the Day, Probably a Bad Idea—Especially if You’re Looking for a Job
44 | How to Intimidate People
45 | On Assholery
46 | Are You an Asshole?
47 | The Case for Profanity
48 | How to Work with Someone Who Clearly Resents You and Is Threatened by You and Would Prefer That You Weren’t Around
49 | “Two Beers and a Puppy”: A Helpful Test for Determining How You Feel About Someone
50 | The Score
51 | How to Forget About That Thing That Happened That One Time That You Still Wince About
52 | Why You Should Always Be an Outsider
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Appendix 1 | A Reading List: Self-Help Books That Are Not “Self-Help” Books
Appendix 2 | How to Pronounce the Names of Scotches
Appendix 3 | Rules I Never Got To
Appendix 4 | Key Measures and Equivalents
Index
About the Author
                        
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