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Little Black Stretchy Pants

Auteur(s): Chip Wilson
Narrateur(s): Chip Wilson
Durée: 10 h et 44 min
5 out of 5 stars (106 évaluations)

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Description

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 learning of thousands of mistakes. He set the culture, business model, quality platform, and people development program and then got out of the way. Lululemon’s exponential growth, culture, and brand strength have few peers, and it is because of those 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.

©2018 Time Is Tight Communications Ltd (P)2018 Time Is Tight Communications Ltd

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Simply, a great book and guide for entrepreneurs

Chip, thank you for writing this inspirational book. I find it strange that I can remember buying shorts from you at West Beach in Calgary but it speaks to your passion for customer service. Your mention of Ken Achenbach, one of my sponsors when I was a 15 year old competitive BMX rider, brought up fond memories but also highlights how being first is not all that is required for success in a burgeoning industry. You made your success happen because of passion and innovation and I hope your book somehow motivates Wall Street to align with you and bring back the spark that made lululemon great.

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The first half well worth the cost of the book

After listening to a large chunk of the book, I was blown away that this wasn't mentioned in "best of" lists. Chip goes into perfect detail on the setting up of his first business and the key elements and steps of his second, Lululemon. Highly recommended for people to learn more about vertical retailing, merchandising, branding and taking on investors. However, after the first half, the book takes a dark turn as Chip loses control of his company and fights to take it back. The book lags in the end as Chip spends his time regretting past decisions. I still loved the book and recommend it.

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  • Au global
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Open, Honest, Inspired.

A great listen for those interested in leadership, people development, culture, change and lululemon. This book reminds us that people can do great things when they have shared vision and passion.

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Not feeling it

The story was lost on me when I realized how proud chip was of himself. He pats himself on the back too much.

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Entrepreneurial Mastermind!

Great autobiographical account of the rise of Lululemon. Chip is a true entrepreneur, who even to this day, has not given up on trying to push Lululemon in the direction he thinks is best. It felt at times that it was a cry out to the current board of directors at Lululemon to bring him back.

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Chip is a great story teller.

the ups and downs of a life long struggle to create a good life for your family while sticking to your own standards of quality in business.

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Great read

Very genuine and compelling story. Heartbreaking in some ways to see the company change as it became larger. Shows how difficult it is to keep the culture in tact as a company grows and expands past the owners.

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Great leadership and personal development book

As an entrepreneur, I found Chip’s story authentic and inspiring. You can choose to follow certain sections of this book as a reference for developing yourself or your organization OR you can just listen to it to get some positive energy and inspiration to continue your growth journey...

  • Au global
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entertaining and inspiring

loved it....it was good to get to know Chip and to learn about the ups and downs.

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Eat your heart out Phil Knight!

An inside look of the highs and lows of one of the most prolific brands of the last 20 years. It's a beautiful story and the book is filled with plenty of learnings for any entrepreneur.

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  • Braden
  • 2018-10-22

A unique perspective.

Very cool story that reminded me of Shoe Dog with more cultural lessons. Very cool that it was also narrated by Chip and his family!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-07-13

Score settling second rate business advice

I wanted Chipp's insights into Athleisure, I got Chipp's self serving opinions on corporate governance.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-10-15

This is not comedy

I should have known from the subtitle: little black stretchy pants.
Simply NOT that interesting.
Lesson learned.

  • Au global
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  • Noel Castellanos
  • 2019-09-26

Chip is an Excellent Product Man

So interesting-Chip made a great product using unorthodox marketing. This combination made a world wide positively recognized company. He blazed the way for people and product to grow in ways that were beneficial to both. Loved it!!! Financial and/or creative minds will enjoy this book.

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  • Justin Smith
  • 2019-08-08

Read this book! Inspired a new goal

Great read. Incredible insight. Politics suck.

New Goal: Be a mentee of Chip Wilson!

Thank you, Chip!

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  • Shane W.
  • 2019-07-30

Well done, compelling, insightful, and unique

Well done, compelling, insightful, and unique. I enjoyed hearing the words literally from Chip's mouth, as the narrator.

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  • Suzanne Annenberg
  • 2019-07-20

Visionary and maverick - deserved more board support

Chip was ahead of his time and a true visionary. What he established was ground-breaking and he could see the future so many years in advance. I enjoyed the business lessons, personal anecdotes and his authenticity. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in what it takes to build a business - vision, guts, relentless conviction and passion! Inspiring others to be their best is Chip’s gift to the employees and partners of lululemon! Just wish he had more corporate support!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-07-13

Worth every second of my life

One of the greatest books. Very educational, inspirational. I love Chip’s vision and outlook on life, success, happiness. Excellent book, and finally hearing his side of story. Nothing but respect for the founder of Lululemon. Still love their clothes...

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  • Thomas Davis
  • 2019-06-16

Very, very inspirational and informative book.

This book gives insight to not only scaling and managing a business, but to life and personal development.

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  • Gloria in Columbus
  • 2019-06-08

Little Black Stretchy Pants

Unfortunately not at all what I was expecting. I somehow was expecting a comedy but this didn't seem to be the author's intention.

So goodbye it went.

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