Challenge Your Professional Life

A book by MENDO & Rebel

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Rebellion in business: a contradictio in terminis?

In Challenge Your Professional Life, Rebel and MENDO explore the concept of professional rebellion. Former and future Rebels deconstruct the concept of the office as a symbol for the conventional, the uninspiring, the predictable and predetermined. The office might not seem like the most exciting place to bring about change and make a difference, but you can trust Rebel to show you why that makes it all the more important. 

Reviews: What are people saying about the book?


«Firstly, this book is pleasing to the eye. You can tell a lot of attention was paid to the details, the visuals work together as a whole. Crammed with inspiring anecdotes and interviews, which I personally do not read chronologically, but that works nonetheless. I highly recommend this book to people who want to learn to properly channel their skills or give others the opportunity to do so, as a gift for a special occasion.»


«I recently received this book as a birthday gift and it’s a real page turner. It looks good on my table and it’s appealing both visually and textually, although at times also confusing. I do believe the confusing part is intentional, to keep it rebellious. It contains lots of cool examples and cases that make you think or encourage you to start a conversation.»

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About Challenge Your Professional Life


Taking our own organization as a case study, we explore the concept of rebellion in the workplace. At Rebel we are committed to bringing about change, initiating and realizing our own projects. We make an impact as consultants and investors and have organized ourselves in a nonconventional way. Some of us believe this works – others believe this will eventually mean an end to the organization as we know it.

A book that stimulates out-of-the-box thinking

This book is written in true Rebel spirit: we don’t spare ourselves of critique. We ask open-ended questions that can leave the reader with answers – but we also hope they will stimulate out-of-the-box thinking and create nontraditional pathways forward.

A new way of thinking about the future and ourselves ❞

Because why wouldn’t the workplace serve as a playground, a space for fruitful collaboration and experimenting? This book offers case studies, methods and inspiration for the ways to go about this. For the few crazy enough to believe they can, this is your invitation to become the rebel leader your organization – and the world – has been waiting for.


❝  Ready to unleash your inner Rebel? ❞

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