Rebel WITH a Cause
“I believe you are all rebels in your own way, creating and dreaming into reality places where the conversation of how our consumption affects others lives is welcomed.”
Ever thought of your self as a rebel, your business as rebellious? If you’re working with Ganesh Himal Save or in Fair Trade you should be thinking of yourself that way! We aren’t the unconstructive troublemakers so often associated with the term rebel, but instead, as Harvard Business Professor Francesca Gino says we are “the people who break the rules that should be broken,” “[the people] that break the rules that hold us and others back”. We’re engaged in rule breaking that creates positive change, we’re the ones looking to change the paradigm? So glad you’re along for the ride!
For 35 years we at Ganesh Himal have had one guiding question, “who says”; Who says business has to be a certain way? Who says you can’t build a business based on relationships and on trust? Who says women can’t be capable, competent business owners? Who says you can’t treat everyone fairly? Who says business has to be based on competition verses cooperation. Who says we can’t have each other as allies? Who says you have to grow to be viable? Who says you can’t sell things that last for 20 years? Who says trade is merely for profit? Who says fast fashion is the only way to keep businesses thriving? The questions we ask ourselves every day are what drive us forward into the world we want to live in.
I believe you are all rebels in your own way, creating and dreaming into reality places where the conversation of how our consumption affects others lives is welcomed. I think you are broadening how people think, educating them about our lifestyle impacts and offering alternatives that bring about positive change. I think you are working together to collaborate and help each other, the producers and the planet thrive and I think you are asking the tough questions about what is enough, how businesses can support each other and how we can find solutions that are win-win.
So, thanks for being rebels, for being rule breakers and for asking the questions that others won’t and being willing to ask more. The more we realize that we are in this to create a different model, a different reality, a bigger perspective, the more we will be inclined to break the rules. Let’s be the rule breakers we are meant to be and think bigger than the past tiny mindset of business we’ve been handed as a model. Let’s look for different ways to be in the world and see if those based on the true rules of compassion, collaboration, trust and kindness might actually work. At Ganesh Himal we’ve found, hands down, they do and we have 35 years of experience demonstrating just that. We have a lot of street cred to say this kind of business is possible.
Join with us in asking the questions and perhaps together we can find the big beautiful world of trade we know can happen, where everyone is a winner and no one is left behind. We think it’s possible, do you?