书名：Little Black Stretchy Pants
The unauthorized story of lululemon. This is a book about ordinary people who took an opportunity to be creative, to be innovative, and to maximize their potential. Chip Wilson's part in this story comes from the learnings of thousands of mistakes. He set the culture, business model, quality platform, people development program and then got out of the way. Lululemon's exponential growth, culture, and brand strength has few peers and it is because of those who employees who choose to be great. This book is also about missed opportunity–five years of missed opportunity. Chip was playing to win, while the directors of the company he founded were playing not to lose.
Chip Wilson is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, loving husband and a father to five boys. As the founder of Westbeach and yoga-inspired clothing company lululemon athletica, Chip is a globally recognized innovator in the field of technical apparel. He is widely credited with starting the “athleisure” retail category, now a $100-billion-a year global business.
At lululemon, Chip was known for his people-before-product leadership approach. He surrounded himself with like-minded individuals; creative, driven, athletic locals with a love for work-life balance inspired by the West Coast. This cohesive culture fueled the innovation and growth of the brand. In 2007, lululemon athletica was taken public and Chip remains its largest individual shareholder and biggest cheerleader.
@ Derek In review. @ Golden IPO时没拿到董事会的控制权真让人惋惜 @ 孤月魅影 行业必读书。 @ 明明湾湾的火炭 lululemon founder 自传 -Mediocre undermines greatness. Get full out from the start. Give 100% shoot for relationship, business or any commitment. 断断续续看了很久，度过了生病的一个月。 @ Jackie 全力以赴：游泳故事。年轻时的Act会在年长时的某些关键点play in。不要让年轻时的成功或失败影响之后的判断和行动 @ 奥莉薇娅的七七 Chip Wilson自传，讲述自己43岁创立lululemon、公司上市、自己被踢出董事会等事件。读后反思很久职业经理人 vs 创始人孰优孰劣。Wilson歧视肥胖、辱骂C EO、排斥电商等一系列昏招real辣眼，而lululemon变成大牛股也正是摆脱创始人之后。感谢职业经理人让我们穿到这么好的瑜伽裤。 @ Dory 有实操经验的人给出的品牌经营心得和普通CEO写出来的书肯定不一样。好评 @ 好大一棵树 看到IPO这一部分。后面有空在看。Chip Wilson确实是做product的天才。 @ Golden IPO时没拿到董事会的控制权真让人惋惜 @ 孤月魅影 行业必读书。