Why is Everyone an Idiot?: Sherif Arafa & Thomas Erikson

Best of the Emirates LitFest

08-07-2021 • 1 hr 3 mins


Do you feel like you are surrounded by idiots? What is going on in the head of that one colleague you just can’t work with? How do meetings always end up over-length and off-topic? Our panel brings together two authors who have tackled these questions and more in their books on business, cross-cultural communication and the always-challenging art of getting on with people. Thomas Erikson is an internationally bestselling behavioural expert whose instantly accessible “four colour” system underlies his books Surrounded by Idiots, Surrounded by Psychopaths and the upcoming Surrounded by Bad Bosses. Sherif Arafa is a self-development author, editorial cartoonist and public speaker. His book which translates as Why are People Around You Idiots? addresses the challenges of cross-cultural communication.