Bob Sutton

Professor, Stanford University.


Robert I. Sutton is professor of management science and engineering at Stanford University, where he is co-founder of the Center for Work Technology and Organizations, Stanford Technology Ventures Program, and Institute of Design (“the”). Sutton was named as one of 10 “B-School All-Stars” by BusinessWeek, which they described as “professors who are influencing contemporary business thinking far beyond academia.” Sutton studies innovation, leadership, the links between knowledge and organizational action, workplace civility, and scaling excellence. He has published over 100 articles and chapters on these topics in peer-reviewed journals and the popular press. His books include The Knowing-Doing Gap (with Jeffrey Pfeffer), Weird Ideas that Work, and two New York Times bestsellers, The No Asshole Rule and Good Boss, Bad Boss. His latest book is the Wall Street Journal bestseller Scaling-Up Excellence: Getting to More without Settling for Less (with Huggy Rao). Sutton is a Fellow at IDEO and is co-founder and director of three Stanford executive education programs: Leadership for Strategic Execution, Customer-Focused Innovation, and a new online program called the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate. He blogs at Work Matters and as a LinkedIn Influencer. You can follow Sutton @work_matters on Twitter.