"The Seven Billion Habits of Highly Effective Robots."
By Aidan Doyle (born 1974).
First appearance: Daily Science Fiction, June 20, 2020.
Short short short story (4 pages).
Online at Daily Science Fiction (HERE).
Even murderous automatons can benefit from suggestions once in while . . .
- The title parodies that of one of the most successful self-help books of recent times,
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey (Wikipedia HERE).
- Also see Danielle Ryan's article at Fandom.com (HERE).
HERE) and his ISFDb page is (HERE).