The "No A**hole Rule"

 
It is truly a privilege to live by what I call the “no asshole” rule. I don’t do business with assholes. I don’t care how much money they are offering me, or what project. Life is too short. Quality of life is important. I’m fortunate to collaborate with a lot of people who I respect and like, and I’d like to keep it that way.
— Anthony Bordain
 

 

Some may say this is a luxury to choose our clients, and certainly to an extent that is true; often as a freelancer you find yourself choosing between the bills and the bullies and you make the hard choice. Ultimately though, I know regardless of the price tag - I will hustle harder, charge less, and go above and beyond for nice people. Because in my business experience, the partnerships that last provide more than quality goods and services. We exchange something much more rare and valuable - respect and kindness.

      Anthony Bourdain’s ‘No Asshole’ Rule: Life’s Too Short To Work With Them  

Emily Bunnell