“Comfort is overrated,” writes Francesca Gino about the consequences and benefits of breaking the rules. Rebellion, says the Harvard Business School professor, stimulates creativity, nurtures professional relationships and enhances your engagement with your work. But it’s not always easy to go against the grain. You have to be open to working with diverse sets of people and perspectives, know how to leverage the conflicts that these differences can fuel, be willing to expose your flaws and vulnerabilities and be ready for the backlash that often awaits those who step out of line. But Gino contends that such discomforts are a relatively small price for the creative energy and passion for your work that rule-breaking unleashes. In a matter-of-fact and often subtly humorous style, Gino dissects the elements that make up the psychology of the rebel and shows how to acquire them. getAbstract believes this book will be of special interest to entrepreneurs and professionals in creative industries, but it is also an excellent resource for anyone’s career development.
About the Author
Francesca Gino is the Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School's Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit. She has won the HBS Faculty Award and the Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award. Poets & Quants named her one of the world's Top 40 Business Professors under 40.