The life of Yvon Chouinard as told in the book The Responsible Company: What We've Learned from Patagonia's First 40 Years.
Discussed in this podcast:
When I die and go to hell, the devil is going to make me the marketing director for a cola company. I’ll be in charge of trying to sell a product that no one needs, is identical to its competition, and can’t be sold on its merits. (0:01), What Patagonia was meant to be (8:25), Everyone wants to feel useful (11:00), a short history of companies (14:30), the definition of meaningful work (26:00), more human, less corporate (40:30), Yvon's ancestors and their working conditions (46:00), the benefits of long term thinking (49:00), build something useful and don't bullshit (57:00), Don't do things that have no useful purpose / being bold can lead to new discoveries / we need more small businesses (1:04:00)
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