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The Hippie Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder & Other Mountains: How JanSport Makes It Happen [Hardcover]

By Skip Yowell (Author)
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Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.24" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.06"
Weight:   0.97 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 9, 2007
Publisher   Thomas Nelson
ISBN  1595558527  
EAN  9781595558527  
UPC  020049149348  

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Item Description...
At the cusp of JanSport's 40th anniversary, The Hippie Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder & Other Mountains chronicles the dramatic adventures and accomplishments of the man behind one of the world's most recognized brands. From small-town Kansas boy to adventure-junkie extraordinaire, this book traces Skip Yowell's journey to the top of the outdoor industry. Full of insightful details and photos from around the world, this books offer a behind-the-scenes look at how Skip and his team built a successful company--and changed an entire industry--by breaking the rules and taking good care of their customers.

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More About Skip Yowell

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Skip Yowell is one of the founders of JanSport. For the past forty years he has been involved with JanSport's many product innovations, including the 1st dome tent, the waist suspension flexible frame pack, travel packs and panel-load packs. Skip currently serves as the head of JanSport's Global Relations and overseas the technical brand team. In that capacity he travels to outdoor specialty stores and colleges worldwide promoting JanSport and the sport of mountian climbing.

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
good book  Aug 5, 2008
I thought this was a pretty good book. Very positive reinforcement for running your own company with allthe challenges involved.
Great and simple book.  Apr 15, 2008
I was visiting my record label and the marketing guy had two books on his desk that he offered me. He had gotten them for free. One was on FUBU and one was this. I took this one. The cover art really is attractive enough alone. Skip tells the interesting story of how Jansport came to be. I had no idea they started the trend to use backpacks at school. Along with this story comes several stories of climbing different mountains. If this sounds disjointed, it kinda is. I think Skip has just looked back on his life and wrote about what he found he did that was most interesting. Found Jansport, climb some mountains, the end. Having said that, I went from having zero interest in the brand to reading the book in two days. I wasn't able to put the thing down. It's very interesting, simple to read and even a little inspiring. I felt like building backpacks and climbing mountains for weeks.
Middle of the Road  Jul 11, 2007
This book is more an autobiography of Skip Yowell, one of the co-founders of Jansport. Honestly, the writing style is extremely elementary. And lacked any depth. To his credit he didn't use a ghost writer. But Skip definitely lacks any skill in telling a coherent story. I picked up the book because I'd like to think that I'm a hippie of sorts. And while I don't want to climb the corporate ladder, I certainly am interested in learning more about the small business world that I'm living in. Plus the artwork for the book is amazing in my opinion. So I picked it up. Overall, the book isn't bad. And despite the writing style, I have to admit that reading the stories of a young start-up in the 70's was mildly entertaining. As far as imparting any great wisdom . . . there isn't much of that. But you can tell that Skip and the other founders of Jansport had/have a fun time doing what they do. Their spirit of entrepreneurship and desire to make money all while attempting to be environmentally and socially sound was encouraging to me . . . with my little start-up.
Corporate Success and Fun for Real People  May 19, 2007
Skip Yowell writes about the evolution of JanSport as it morphs from an idea into an internationally known brand. Throughout, his identification of corporate principles as applied by JanSport easily applies to anyone hoping to create their own business in an authentic, personally meaningful and ethically responsible way. His advice derives from experience. It's a real-world, real-people success story that offers a guide for anyone who is interested in pursuing a long-shot dream.
Fun to read. You forget it is a true story.  Mar 4, 2007
Baby boomers who remember the sixties will enjoy this book. So will hikers, campers, students and anyone else who has ever used a JanSport backpack or tent. Skip reveals the serendipity story of how to succeed `without a business plan'.

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