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Little Black Stretchy Pants

Narrated by: Chip Wilson
Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
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Summary

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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loved it!

very insightful, educational and inspiring!

I liked the personal touch about his life and how he found a work life balance

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Culture is everything

Thoroughly enjoy and rate this book. It’s definitely in my top ten business reads. Fantastic to learn about the journey from single product to going public as well as the challenges that come along with that. Chip’s unwavering dedication to his mission and people is admirable. I really recommend this book to anyone who not only wants to start a business, but change the world.

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  • Braden
  • 22-10-18

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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  • Noel Castellanos
  • 26-09-19

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-07-19

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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  • Daniel B.
  • 19-01-20

Real life real story.

Such an amazing and honest story. Might be one that I come back to many times

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  • Daniel
  • 06-01-20

One of the best business and life of greatness books ever

What a great read. Chip is an inspiration and has lived an incredible life. He opens up in an authentic and vulnerable way. I can’t imagine how anyone wouldn’t be able to take a ton of learnings out of this book. Highly recommend!

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  • The Niedenzus
  • 15-10-19

This is not comedy

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

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  • Justin Smith
  • 08-08-19

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.
  • 30-07-19

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
  • 20-07-19

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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  • Ninnna
  • 13-07-19

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...