How being a rebel at work gets you ahead

"When we rebel, we find a lot of enjoyment in work, in play, and also in our interactions with others," says author Francesca Gino

Why do rebels have a bad reputation? We often associate the word rebel with vandalism, theft, danger or uncooperative people. But it’s time to redefine what exactly rebel means – because sometimes rule-breakers are among the smartest people in the room.

Francesca Gino is the author of a book called Rebel Talent, which points out ways being a rebel can pay off in both your personal and professional lives. She speaks to the BBC about people like Massimo Bottura, one of the world’s leading chefs, and how going against the grain is something some of the greatest minds really like to do – no matter how strange or risky it might seem to onlookers.

Interview by Thomas Lewton. Animation by Andi Concha.

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