- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson; 1 edition (January 9, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1595558527
- ISBN-13: 978-1595558527
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,531,405 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Hippie Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder & Other Mountains: How JanSport Makes It Happen Hardcover – January 9, 2007
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From Publishers Weekly
With contagious enthusiasm, droll photographs and '60s lingo, Yowell tells the breezy story of JanSport, maker of Trail Dome tents and ubiquitous day packs. One of the company's cofounders—"three long-haired hippies with little more to their names than a thirst for high adventure and a love for the outdoors"—Yowell chronicles JanSport's "forty years of innovation, adventure, and general outdoor grooviness." While offering an inside look at some specific corporate decisions and initiatives, he keeps the focus on incorporating "the spirit of freedom" in everyday business life. But if the author's voice weren't so engaging, some sections, like the multiple chapters on JanSport mountain-climbing events, would feel off-target. Yowell seems amused by the whole idea of writing a business book—he follows a long tale about yaks and a Mount Everest climb with "I'm sure there's a business principle somewhere in that experience." Yet he does offer some feel-good ideas that may resonate with readers, such as nurturing and speaking well of others and being "glad when things don't work out as planned. You might just discover the next great invention." Right on, brother. (Jan.)
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About the Author
That is what this book is all about. Skip Yowell is an unlikely success in the marketing world, but all started and aimed to do, was to keep his freedom of opinions and have the time to vagabond anywhere, step-by-step getting around, meeting people and learning from them. An exceptional man.
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Once again I definitely recommend this book to anyone looking to dive into entrepreneurship. Awesome pictures and great story.
I wish all bosses could be as cool as Skip. I have been using Jansport book bags and suitcases for year and it's great that there is a company out there that still does a life time warranty not that I have ever had to use.
The story was very engaging and he did a great job keeping it moving upbeat and funny.