Rare Breed (Hardcover)
A Guide to Success for the Defiant, Dangerous, and Different
HarperOne, 9780062856937, 320pp.
Publication Date: September 3, 2019
An unconventional business book for the rebels and misfits—the Rare Breeds—who don’t fit the traditional mold, offering an approach that’s anything but business as usual.
“Brazen rant!” -- Seth Godin, New York Times bestselling author of This is Marketing and What to Do When It’s Your Turn
In every job you’ve ever had, you’ve been judged, labeled, and made to feel like an outsider. Defiant. Dangerous. Different. A real pain-in-the-ass.The message?
To be successful, you’ve got to fundamentally change.
But what if -- instead of conforming -- you learned how to punch society’s codes in the nose, run like a hooligan through the corridors of entrenched power, and succeed -- not by grinding down your prickly parts, but by going all-in on who you really are?
“A guide for strategic rebellion.” -- Mark Levy, founder of Levy Innovation and creator of Your Big Sexy Idea®
Meet Sunny Bonnell and Ashleigh Hansberger, award-winning global brand consultants, founders of Motto. In this book, you’ll come face-to-face with seven controversial virtues that are typically seen as ladder-burning, career-ending personality traits that – convention says -- keep mavericks, oddballs, and visionaries like you from getting along, getting buy-in, and getting ahead.
“A beautiful reminder that you are not alone.” -- Charlamagne Tha God, New York Times bestselling author of Black Privilege
Sunny and Ashleigh provide singular insight into how you can flip the script and turn your so-called “vices” into your virtues, transforming your most “undesirable” flaws into the high-octane fuel of your success.
About the Author
SUNNY BONNELL and ASHLEIGH HANSBERGER are the award-winning founders of Motto, one of the top branding and digital agencies for rule breakers and game changers. They’ve been featured on CBS News and Fox Business and in Entrepreneur, American Express, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Inc., Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. Between the two of them, they are members of the Young Entrepreneur Council, and have graced lists such as GDUSA’s Top 25 People to Watch and Inc. 30 Under 30, America’s Coolest Young Entrepreneurs. Visit them at ThisIsRareBreed.com.
Praise For Rare Breed: A Guide to Success for the Defiant, Dangerous, and Different…
— Seth Godin, New York Times bestselling author of This is Marketing and What To Do When It’s Your Turn
“Rare Breed is a guide for strategic rebellion. If you’re looking to make a difference in your business or in the world at large, wow, have you ever found the right book. Reading it will inspire you into taking big, immediate, spirited action.”
— Mark Levy, Founder of Levy Innovation and creator of Your Big Sexy Idea®
“In a business world that’s a vast sea of sameness, you’ve got to be different — really different — to stand out and get noticed. Read this book, and you too will learn the secrets of rare breed leaders who do things differently and make a difference in the world.”
— Peter Economy, Wall Street Journal bestselling author and The Leadership Guy at Inc.com
“Entrepreneurs need to know how to really cut through the noise these days in order to grow their business. Sunny and Ashleigh’s book can help by showing them how so-called vices are actually positive building blocks towards success.”
— Michael A. Smith, Producer, Bloomberg
“A good dish doesn’t always start with a recipe, but with excellent ingredients, vision and confidence. In this book, through the passionate and talented writers Sunny Bonnell and Ashleigh Hansberger, you will find all the ingredients that shape the path of many successful individuals in their craft.”
— Daniel Boulud, renowned French chef, James Beard Awardee and restauranteur
“To all my Rare Breeds reading this: understand this book isn’t a blueprint to success, as we all have to walk our own paths. But it will give you the strength to keep pushing because it’s a beautiful reminder that you are not alone.”
— Charlamagne tha God, New York Times bestselling author of Black Privilege
“What traits do brave and unique individuals possess that allow them to achieve the highest heights and do it on their own terms? To explore this question...Rare Breed identifies seven traits that society calls ‘vices,’ to help readers turn them into virtues and achieve stand-out success.”
“[A] brash and determined ode to the nonconforming entrepreneur.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Readers will feel that Bonnell and Hansberger are coaching them personally to redefine their limits, skillsets, talents, and comfort zones in the workplace, and to help them dismantle status-quo practices…this work [is] motivating and helpful in overcoming internal and external barriers to career success.”
“See how feistiness can work for you…Rare Breed is like an entire wind storm of fresh air.”
— USA Today