Friction with Bob Sutton

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Season 1 | Episode 10

Bonus Episode: A Professor’s Radically Candid Closing Thoughts

12 min | August 16, 2017

At the end of our live recording of the final FRICTION episode, which you should listen to first, Stanford University business Professor Hayagreeva “Huggy” Rao took to the stage and shared some closing thoughts on podcast host Bob Sutton’s raucous conversation with Kim Scott about her new bestselling book “Radical Candor.” In scholarly, dulcet tones, Rao observes how we can't be brutally honest with one another without the social lubricants of wonder and insight.

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Work doesn't have to suck. Stanford Engineering Professor Bob Sutton is on a mission to understand friction, that phenomenon that frustrates employees, fatigues teams, and causes organizations to flounder and fail. Loaded with raw and hilarious stories of bureaucratic brilliance, madness, and idiotic inertia, FRICTION unveils powerful tactics to improve the way we work. Listen up as Bob and his guests laugh in the face of petty tyrants, worst practices, and misguided incentives while distilling evidenced-based insights. Guests include Silicon Valley experts Kim Scott and Michael Dearing and academic leaders from Stanford University and beyond. FRICTION is a Stanford eCorner original series.