About the authors
Joost Minnaar and Pim de Morree are the founders of Corporate Rebels - a global movement to make work more fun. They quit their frustrating, corporate jobs and set out to travel the world to visit the world’s most inspiring organizations. While checking off their renowned Bucket List they share everything they learn.
Their cult blog is read in over 100 countries and has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, HuffPost, The Guardian, and BBC. The authors have been listed among the 'Top 30 Emergent Management Thinkers' and won the 2019 Thinkers50 'Radar Award'.
“I have long been a fan of the Corporate Rebels and this book captures the essence of their wisdom. The authors provide a no-nonsense, practical, and thought-provoking perspective on the world of work.”
CEO of Semco
"The Corporate Rebels are a rare breed: thoughtful, profound thinkers and investigators of the upcoming workplace. They have pooled their talent and time, but especially courage, to let the old go by, and tour the world in a quest for forward-thinking contributions to how humankind does things in a collective mode - and the result has been a spectacular addition to our toolkit of modernization."
Chief HR Officer of Spotify
“Challenge chosen truth is one of my recurring mottos and that is exactly what Corporate Rebels are doing! A clever read for all employees, HR professionals and business leaders that want to create radically inspiring workplaces.”
“A silent revolution in management is under way. For people to notice, and join the revolution, we need to give it a voice, or rather many, many voices. The Corporate Rebels have made it their job to bring us such voices and their stories.”
Co-founder of Thinkers50
“Corporations need disrupting, and the business world needs the Corporate Rebels. They are a timely and very welcome wake up call for capitalism. A breath of fresh air in management thinking. Their voices resonate for a new generation who are demanding a radically different approach to work and life.”
Jos de Blok
Founder & CEO of Buurtzorg
“Businesses, or rather their customers and employees, are asking for more sustainable and better ways of organising work. The Corporate Rebels have been able to hit the nail on the head; they share alternatives in an inspiring way. Beautiful!”
Today’s workplaces are broken. Badly broken. With 85% of employees disengaged, 23% feeling burned out and 37% believing that their job makes no useful contribution to society, work as we know it today is simply not working.
The good news? There is a better way. And it's not just theory. It's already practiced in pioneering organisations around the globe. Drawing on Minnaar and De Morree’s visits to 100+ of the world’s most progressive organisations, this book gives direct evidence that you can make work enjoyable and rewarding, while boosting performance and success. Case studies and solid research are conveyed through 8 practical lessons.
This book is for people who know workplaces could, and should, be better. Whether you’re in the leadership team, a rebel who has been suppressed by corporate dogma or a manager who is trapped in the broken system: this book is for you!