Discover Chip Wilson's approach to leadership in one of the most sought-after books on business philosophy.

Not every leader focuses on the individual before the business. Chip Wilson pioneered a culture at lululemon that celebrated radical personal development, which ultimately created a seismic shift in how we experience retail and apparel today.

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