Chip Wilson shares his journey as the founder of lululemon, one of the world's most recognizable brands.“I had no way of knowing just how huge yoga would be – and how lululemon would explode like nothing else. That little company that I founded in Kitsilano, Vancouver would go on to redefine how a generation of people dressed and lived. The financial rewards for me and my family would be enormous, but at the time I was rolling the dice. I could’ve just as easily lost everything multiple times.”
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