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The Rebel Rules: Daring to be Yourself in Business Paperback – January 3, 2001
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Seth Godin author of Permission Marketing The Rebel Rules is more than just an inspirational handbook for the new generation of leaders -- it's essential reading for anyone who really wants to make a difference. The future belongs to the rebels who can take the principles in this book and run with them.
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It is quite simple; the book goes to the core of a key issue: succeeding in what you do with your professional life while being yourself.
Too many times we seem to be bound to live a life in which compromises are unavoidable in order to make it in our work: there is a "system" and we need to rapidly understand it and find ways to fit in even if this fitting in does not bring to us much pleasure nor pride.
Chip Conley is a successful entrepreneur in the hospitality and entertainment business. He has found success by being a rebel according to his definition of the concept: expressing the best of yourself in order to create value and not caring too much about what the rules of the "system" and "standard practices" are. From his perspective being a rebel does not mean to simply systematically fight what is conventional, it means to find out who you really are and put your talents and ideas to work in order to generate concrete value added within ever changing market dynamics. He also points out that "the rebels who make a difference in the long run are those with integrity" and Conley defines integrity in a very practical way "knowing what to do, saying you are doing it and then doing it".
Vision, passion, instincts and agility (and their balancing act)
Vision, passion, instincts and agility: these are the four key aptitudes that any rebel should discover within, cultivate with method and express in a determined yet balanced and resourceful way. Conley summarizes the concept with an image: your eyes fuel the vision; your hearth the passion; your gut the instincts and your feet the agility.Read more ›
The Rebel Rules helps you to explore yourself and your own role in business as well as those of your employees. By using real life examples from his own hospitality company and those of other well-known "rebels", Chip demonstrates how passion, vision, agility, and instinct can carry you far. It's not just self-help babble... he actually uses concrete examples and excercises to use for yourself and for growth and development in your company.
This is a book that I will read and re-read... it's business practices and inspiration are timeless and can be refered to over and over again.
It is full of spirit and joy! Read this book!
To be a rebel means to be true to your vision. Chip gives
many examples in his book. Chip is very conscious of how important vision is. Vision gives your life full-throttle power!!! Chip gives you the tools to craft your
Read this book, and you will be a rebel in life, wherever you are- New Mexico or Maine or Iowa! I think this book applies to
you whether you running a biz, investing, or thinking about starting a very visionary biz! Yes!!!
The book also includes a "Rebel Hall of Fame" with interesting examples and lessons from mega-stars like Ted Turner, Herb Kelleher, and Michael Dell. Virtually every page contains irresistible ideas that any business owner, manager, or entrepreneur could utilize -- rebel or not. How could you not be captivated by headings like "Creating a Diversity Audit - without Alerting the Politically Correct Police" "Becoming a Magnet for Good People", and "How to Interview Your Potential Employer"?
Additionally, The Rebel Rules is full of gold nuggets, useful tools, and easy to follow "how-to" lists that entertain, intrigue, and enlighten. Whether a three-person dot.com start-up or a Microsoft-type giant, I believe any company could benefit from this book. Clearly, Chip Conley has incredible passion for his business and I'm glad he's sharing his magic with the world. Like I said before, "I really liked this book!"
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book contained a lot of great info about figuring out where you are in life, analyzing where you want to go, and actionable steps to get there. Read morePublished on January 21, 2012 by Ben Ahroni
Inspiring book. Makes you believe you can achieve anything despite the depressing realities of our economy. But whatever, it's fun and it's about rich people.Published on February 5, 2011 by Logan M. Tanner
Bought this book in 2001 and refereed to it on many occasions in my endeavours. I thought the vision and how to be able to apply it was really insightful. Read morePublished on February 14, 2006 by M. Karakus
It seems like the world has turned upside down. No wonder business rebels are succeeding like never before - they break with the conventional wisdom and create a whole new... Read morePublished on October 11, 2001 by Jordan Cone
I have worked for myself for the last nine years and believe that any true rebels would and should through this book out the window.Published on May 31, 2001
I like to say congratlutions to Chip Conley for writing this wonderful book on how to be the best enterpreneur and to be successful at what you belive in. Read morePublished on February 27, 2001 by James Moore
The Rebel Rules is one of the most captivating, enjoyable, and surprising business books I've read. It's a colorful, vivid look inside the making of a "fast company" and provides a... Read morePublished on February 23, 2001 by Larry Broughton
Rebel Rules lacks the credibility needed too be taken as a serious piece of business writing. I purchased five copies of the book to give to my vice presidents to read. Read morePublished on February 20, 2001 by Nick Crown
I was dissappointed to find Mr. Conley's book to be a self-promoting manifesto rather that the hard-hitting tips as promised. Read morePublished on February 20, 2001 by vivian hsu