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One Person's Trash: Rothy's Sees What's Invisible To Others

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We've all heard the expression, "one person's trash is another person's treasure." This figure of speech is something we've all experienced. At some point in our personal lives, we've all found the beauty, usefulness, or purpose in an item that someone else has discarded. .

COVID-19 Resources

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Rebel Friends, as our entire community takes this current time day by day, our team is working diligently to keep an up to date list of resources. Whether you need aid for yourself, your family, your neighbors, or your business, below are a few great resources you can use.


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Community Mode: On

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There are plenty of media sites covering an overwhelming amount of “survival mode” stories so we have decided to keep our rebel family updated with “community mode” updates.

Eduction Post-COVID

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Before COVID-19, having a solid digital strategy was not the most pressing tool that schools around the world worked hard to create. Now however, that story is completely different.

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Professional Development Your Employees Actually Want

Did you know? Language learning is a proven PD tool that many employees already want, whether their organization is multilingual or not. In this eBook, you’ll learn how language learning makes employees more productive, reduces turnover, and more.

Small Businesses are Thriving

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Charles Darwin once said: . “It It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”. Now more than ever we are seeing one of the most underrated skills in business: following the energy.

How To Think & Act Like a Rebel Brand (Interview with our CEO)

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If you have had the opportunity to chat with our CEO Nicola Smith for even 2 minutes you know, she is a strategic rebel through and through. She took her core rebel values and created our company, REBEL & REASON. Everything we do is filtered through the lens of our beliefs and our mission. .

Rebel Rules #1: See What is Invisible to Others

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At REBEL & REASON, we know that there is a corporate rebel in everyone. There's an inherent rule-breaker (or maybe more of a rule-bender) inside all of us who is uniquely equipped to ignore the status quo and build a brave brand that redefines what business-as-usual looks like. .

The Future of Personalization

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Consumers are craving personalization and customized experiences to enhance their daily lives. They’re looking for brands to provide unique solutions to cater to their individual preferences. . Companies need to be consumer-focused in today’s world to satisfy their needs.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Launches "Fly Responsibly" Program

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Every industry has its own unique set of corporate monsters. At some point, most company leaders recognize specific consumer demographics, situations, and trends that, while driving profit margins, dilute the organization's internal core values.

Navigating Through Disruption Caused by COVID-19

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The rampant spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused global health concerns, and in some countries, a full-scale crisis.

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Misfits Market Changes the Look (Not Taste) of Healthy Foods

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Here at REBEL & REASON, we celebrate rebellious enterprises that slay the monsters that contradict their core value systems, regardless of whether or not these perceived business beasts drive bottom-line dollars to their profit margins.

Patagonia Slays Its Own Corporate Monster

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Our recent REI blog illustrated how true business rebels aren't afraid to slay their corporate monsters. To be clear, these unwieldy beasts aren't external market variables that negatively impact revenues. Rather, these monsters may actually be directly (and often significantly) driving dollars and profits to the company's bottom-line but somehow still simultaneously threaten an organization's core values and beliefs. .

How Professionals Rebels Continuously See What is Invisible to Others

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Billie's "Female First" Razor Slays Beauty Stereotype Monsters

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As we've learned in our previous posts, there are all sorts of invisible corporate monsters that true business rebels must eliminate to remain authentic to their core values and beliefs. Like REI and Patagonia, some rebel brands slay monsters by setting boundaries that keep customers out. However, some inherently mutinous organizations slay their corporate monsters by eliminating antiquated and downright discriminatory conventions to allow more customers in.

From The Top Down: Five Ways To Foster A Rebel Corporate Culture

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9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

How To Use Rebellion To Catapult Your Brand Forward

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In today's globally connected corporate landscape, how we do business evolves at hyper speed, forcing entrepreneurs in every vertical to push past traditional operational standards. It's no longer enough to be first or best in the marketplace. Today's innovators must continuously redefine industry standards to not only gain the critical marketing momentum needed to get to the top, but to also avoid the dreaded crush of stagnation to ensure their brand stays there. The best way to achieve both?

Rebellion: The Ultimate Entrepreneurial Superpower

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There is a direct, undeniable link between innovation and business success. Being first to market with something new, fresh, and different instantly catapults a company ahead of the stagnating competition, often with meteoric speed. Unfortunately, in today's world of technology-centric, fast-paced enterprise, it would seem we are currently experiencing a prolonged innovation drought of sorts.

Applying Rebel Rule #1: Seeing What's Invisible to Others

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We've defined the specifics about Rebel Rule #1: Seeing What's Invisible to Others. We've also taken a deeper dive into this rebel rule, identifying it in action at Rothy’s. Now it's time to pinpoint ways to apply this principle into your own business practices. .

Shaking up our “sharing economy” - How Airbnb used rebellion to revolutionize the hospitality industry

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Quick question, Would you ever let a stranger sleep in your bed? It’s a question that’s sure to raise some eyebrows and generate an instant “nope!” or two -- but Airbnb has convinced the owners of over 6 MILLION properties to say yes, making it a standout in the growing “shared economy” and dwarfing even the largest of hotel chains. .

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Rebels Always Stay in the Game - And You Should Too

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True provocateurs never accept "good enough." They view the status quo with disdain, continuously searching for a new, different, better, or simply more interesting way to do anything. Even at the top of their game, they will continuously push themselves to see if they can attain what others deem impossible. . Rebellious Inspiration Transcends Time And Place . Sometimes, corporate rebels can draw inspiration from innovators from another time and place.

Cultivate The Rebel Mindset (Yes, You)

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Embrace The Rebel Mindset to drive substantive change within your organization, team, industry or community. As we highlighted in our previous blog, How To Launch Your Career As A Full-Time Rebel, you don't have to be the owner of the company to launch a corporate rebellion. You don't even have to be a C-level executive (or director, manager, supervisor, etc., you see where we're going with this).

Change Management vs. Change Leadership: Which One Makes Sense for Your Business?

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At some point, every enterprise must confront one of the biggest challenges faced by modern organizations across the world: Change. Or, more specifically, successful change. In today's rapidly evolving business terrain, true corporate rebels recognize that without effectively and successfully incorporating a culture that embraces change within their companies, failure is almost imminent.

4 Ways To Discover The Truth About Your Company Culture

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The benefits of a positive company culture go far beyond having happy employees. A thriving workplace environment helps define a business' internal and external identity, reflects an organization's core values, and empowers its employees. Your company's professional vibe can even have a direct impact on your bottom line. Recent statistics show that satisfied employees are not only more engaged but are also 20% more productive than the competition.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Rebel Brand and Corporate Monster Slayer

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" We’re closing our doors, paying our employees to get out there, and inviting America to OptOutside with us because we love great gear, but we are even more passionate about the experiences it unlocks.” Jerry Stritzke, president and CEO of REI, first announced the OptOutside movement in a 2015 letter released to the store's 5.5

Corporate Rebels Bravely Lead With Their Beliefs to Redefine the Possibilities

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Renowned British economist and investor, John Maynard Keynes, once said, "Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally." Almost a century later, Keynes' theory still holds. In our current, highly tumultuous corporate climate, many organizations find themselves unknowingly pursuing comfort, not success, as their most coveted commodity. Entrepreneurs Often Struggle To Go Against Conventional Methods and Strategies.

3 Ways to Change Perceived Weaknesses into Corporate Differentiators

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Many small to mid-sized business owners believe that successfully running their enterprises means steering clear of the industry giants. They (wrongfully) assume that their smaller operations instantly put their company at a disadvantage, unable to go head-to-head with the vertical’s biggest competitors. Not true.

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How To Launch Your Career As Full-Time Rebel

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When we think "corporate rebel," we often instantly conjure up images of world-famous entrepreneurs. We focus on visionaries like Oprah, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates; non-conforming provocateurs who struck out on their own, purposefully swimming against the existing current to make their indelible business mark on a global scale. Start Your Own Business Rebellion, Right Where You Are.

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How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

3 Ways To Help Your Team Break Rules And Innovate

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Most executives recognize that innovation is the very cornerstone of any successful enterprise. However, rebel corporate leaders understand that effective innovating isn't always about a major organizational transformation or bringing a revolutionary product to market. True rebels know that innovation is not a single event or milestone; it's a fundamental business culture that's nurtured from the top down - and by its very nature, it's deeply rooted in the fine art of rule-breaking. ?

Pursuing Discomfort: Why You Should As A Corporate Practice

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Looking for a way to shake things up with your team in the name of professional growth and development? Serve up a heaping helping of disruption and (most importantly) discomfort. Most people zero in on their comfort zone, lavishing in what they know (and can control) as a measure of their collective success.

Understanding Your Role (Hint: It's Not Your Job Title)

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In our last blog, we learned, how to cultivate the rebel mindse t - a process that promotes and conditions rebellious thinking at our place of business. We've also learned that the word rebel is both a noun and a verb…and that rebels take action. Are you ready to put your new frame of mind to work and thrive as the corporate creative you are? It all starts with one key component in the lives of full-time rebels everywhere: Understanding your role.

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A Rebel's Roadmap for Aligning Your Goals

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We recently discussed the importance of understanding your role within the context of others in your organization. How what you do as a full-time corporate rebel can impact, influence, and inspire individuals and stakeholders, both within and beyond your company. You're officially ready to take things up a notch and learn how to strategically align your career goals with your boss' and the business' objectives for mutually beneficial results that drive your career forward. .

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

Building Bridges: The Full-Time Rebel's Preferred Method Of Travel

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You understand your corporate role (where you are), you've aligned your goals (where you want to be) – now what? It's time to start building bridges, or strategically connecting with others to fast track the journey between the two. Full-time rebels are often natural-born bridge builders based on two inherent characteristics. First, most rebels have a heightened, innate curiosity about, well, everything.

Empowering Employees To Maintain (& Change) Your Corporate Culture

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There's a common presumption in the industry that corporate culture is a top-down only phenomenon, where the c-suite executives alone establish the workplace vibe for the entire organization. Yes, a company's leadership team is essential to striking and supporting a positive tone within a business.

When Internal Culture Is Your Biggest Corporate Disruption

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As a corporate leader, experience tells you that disruption can (and does) happen. No matter what the industry or size of enterprise, at some point, every organization will experience operational turbulence that threatens corporate opportunity, growth, profits, and overall place in market. Unfortunately, what most executives don't realize is that, oftentimes, the biggest corporate disruption they'll endure has little to do with new vertical products, services, and competitors.

The Top 3 Industries Using Chatbots

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Chatapps currently dominate the social and mobile landscape with over 75% of global smartphone users using some sort of messaging app at least once a month in 2015. Snapchat has 150 Million daily active users , activity on Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp combined is now 3X the global volume of SMS messages, at 60 billion messages a day compared to 20 billion and more players are arriving in the space in ever increasing numbers.

The Modern Customer Success Playbook

The evolution of every high-functioning, effective customer success strategy centers around three C’s: connected experiences, an engaging customer journey, and a culture built on customer-centricity. Satisfaction won’t cut it. Quarterbacking your customers to long-term success and growth is proven to combat churn and transform customer success teams into revenue-drivers. But where do you start? Download the playbook today!