Quought for the Day #23 – Bob Sutton

I am yet to read Bob’s latest book. It’s on my list of books to read. I have totally enjoyed his earlier books.

Bob Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering in the Stanford Engineering School, where he is the former Co-Director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Organization, an active researcher and cofounder in the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, and a cofounder and active member of the new “d.school,” a multi-disciplinary program that teaches and spreads “design thinking.”  Sutton is also an IDEO Fellow and a Professor of Organizational Behavior, by courtesy, at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Sutton received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from The University of Michigan and has served on the Stanford faculty since 1983.Sutton studies the links between managerial knowledge and organizational action, innovation, and organizational performance. He as published over 100 articles and chapters in scholarly and applied publications. He has also published eight books and edited volumes.

Optimist warning: Many times the focus in our lives is wanting what we don’t have and in that quest, we may forget to enjoy what we already have. Think about Bob’s question and you may start taking notice of things that you should already be happy about in your life.

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Bob’s Quought for the Day is

Do I really need more, more, more, for me, me, me?  Or do I have enough to live a happy life?

Related Links:
1. More about Bob Sutton (Bio at Stanford)
2. Blog: Work matters
3. Bob’s latest book: The No Asshole Rule

Quought = Question that provokes thought. Questions are important. Thinking is important. Questions that make you think are very important!

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