Return on Courage

A Business Playbook for Courageous Change

Ryan Berman
Unlock Courage
What do an astronaut, a Navy SEAL, the cofounder of Method, the former VP of communications at Apple, and the president of Domino’s all have in common? Ryan Berman spent three years shadowing the most courageous people and leaders on the planet to find out what they have done to accomplish liberating personal or business feats.

Fifty-two percent of Fortune 500 companies from the year 2000 are now extinct, and 80 percent of all start-ups will fail within their first 18 months. Yet there’s a lack of urgency to address this callous reality across the board in most organizations. And the solution can be unlocked with courage.

Return on Courage (ROC) is the go-to courage instructional manual that helps readers attack and shrink business fears head-on. They will learn how to relentlessly play offense, drive change, and transform into a Courage Brand®. ROC can be the secret weapon to innovating new products and services, maximizing ROI, and revolutionizing their industry.
Ryan Berman is the founder of Courageous: a consultancy that develops Courage Brands® and trains organizations through Courage Boot Camp. Berman has spent a career developing meaningful stories for household brands such as Caesars Entertainment, Major League Baseball, New Era, PUMA, Subway, US Ski & Snowboard and UNICEF. Berman believes that courage is any business, being or brands ultimate competitive advantage. Return on Courage addresses this head on. He used the methodology unveiled in the book to launch his own two Courage Brands: Sock Problems: a charitable sock company that “socks" problems in the world, and Robin Hood Brands: Factory-to-Consumer brands sold only on Amazon.