Our values drive everything we do.
What We Believe
Come hell or high water, we exist to support the entrepreneurs that make up our community. Below are the values that drive every aspect of our work.
Long Term > Short Term
We put an emphasis on long-term value and impact over short-term gains. In fact, impact is the sole reason we do anything & everything. It is our only bottom line. Although we believe in the power of profit to drive lasting and scalable change, when evaluating an opportunity, we examine its worth via the depth and breadth of the impact we envision possible.
We > I
We stand on a belief that the world’s greatest challenges will never be solved by one person, one team, or one company. We believe that when businesses focus on having a “collaborative advantage” over a competitive edge, they will outperform. We are a community of creative misfits who seek refuge amongst each other. Within our own team and community, when circumstances demand it, we are committed to going through hell or high water for each other.
We embrace humility and see vulnerability as a strength. We push for honest and empathetic communication as we strive to learn both from our failures and success. We constantly challenge ourselves to learn new things (personally, professionally, physically, philosophically, and spiritually). On our journey of continuous learning, we are the first to admit that we often stumble and we have chosen to prioritize honesty — sometimes awkwardness — as a path towards an incredible team and a brand worth believing in.
We look for a team-player mindset with an autonomous work practice. Unreasonable is not a micro-management culture. We operate under the assumption that everyone on the team will GYSHIDO and we all hold ourselves accountable to that standard. We only work with people who never let others wait for their part of the job. We hold a conviction that although nothing grand comes easily, with an autonomous work-ethic set in a collaborative team environment, nothing is impossible.
Empathy Builds Empires
Our greatest asset, the global Unreasonable community, thrives on empathy, kindness and generosity. We seek out team members, partners, investors, entrepreneurs, collaborators and mentors who choose humility over arrogance, assume good intentions amongst one another, communicate honestly and with empathy, and though we will have many differences of belief and perspective, always treat one another with respect. It’s important to note that for those who prefer arrogance over humility, we do have a “no assholes” company policy =).
Inclusivity is Paramount
We strive to ensure that the demographics of our team and the community we support are reflective of the globally diverse world we operate within. This is not a gimmick, this is a strategic imperative. It is self-evident that the most productive breakthroughs and creative solutions arise from bringing together people and partners across geographies, religions, ethnicities, races, political affiliations, genders, abilities, and creeds. From our board of directors to our teammates, to the entrepreneurs and mentors we support, we aim to ensure our community is inclusive and representative of the world we are seeking to impact.
Sustainability Isn’t Enough
Business needs to drastically change its relationship with the natural world. Many companies have a sustainability agenda, but sustainability is merely about harm-reduction — a crucial first step but not sufficient in reversing the environmental circumstances we now find ourselves in. We believe in regenerative economics — ensuring that business operates in a way that leads to greater biodiversity and ensures our natural resources are cared for. As a small team, we have a long way to go in our pursuit of moving beyond sustainability — but we also acknowledge that if industry fails to rise to this new standard, we will all fail.
We Are Entrepreneurs
We leverage creativity and the resources at-hand instead of looking elsewhere for the answers. We believe in the importance of maximizing partnerships, realizing the potential of our team, seeing money, not as “the answer,” but as a tool to be intelligently leveraged, running a skillfully lean operation, and in short, doing as entrepreneurs do.
Climb the Right Mountain
The speed at which you climb the mountain is important, but it’s only relevant if you choose the right mountain to climb. Effectiveness is more important than efficiency and it needs to be intentionally measured over time. We constantly ask ourselves if we are climbing the right mountain and leverage data to ensure we are on course and heading towards the chartered summit.
Magic is in the Details
Design matters, the details matter, personality matters, and intentionality is critical. This isn’t about perfection — it’s about striving to authentically live our values as sincerely as possible across every experience we create and are a part of. We have seen that when business is held to a higher standard of intentionality and integrity, a company can become a community and the experience of that community can feel “magical.” We are tired of hearing that the devil is in the details. When done right, magic is in the details.
Family & Health First
Your family and health are always prioritized. We strive to shape your work around your life as best we can. If you desire to take time away to look after your mental health and to thrive outside of the office, if you fall ill, if someone you care for gets married, if there is an urgent family need — we will insist you drop everything and show up for your family and your health first. Your health, your well-being, and your family are always more important than your work.
Our Logo Tells A Story
Our logo is intentionally simple and was created to represent more than just our name. The "un" feature of the logo stands out subtly as a reminder of what we do and why we exist. We’ve also baked some of our foundational beliefs into its design: