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

HarperChristian + ORM, 2009 M07 13 - 240 páginas
“Skip’s account of the founding of JanSport wreaks of honesty, humor, and enough anecdotes to stir a memory in almost anyone who has spent time outside.” —Larry Burke, Editor-in-Chief, Outside Magazine

From small-town Kansas boy to adventure-junkie extraordinaire to respected mountaineer, this funky and funny read traces Skip Yowell’s (cofounder of JanSport) unorthodox journey to the top of the outdoor industry.

Full of offbeat details and photos from Skip’s adventures around the world, he lets it all hang out as he offers you a rare behind-the-scenes look at the three hippies who built a successful company during the Summer of Love . . . how their good vibrations continue to change an entire industry . . . and why breaking the rules and taking good care of their customers keeps JanSport at the top of their game.

No question, Skip’s story will take you higher. He’ll show you the ropes for whatever mountain you face. Whether he’s drinking “Commie beer” in Ohio or slurping yak butter tea in China, this book will get under your skin and into your heart. And who knows, his story might just kick-start your dreams.

So go ahead. Get the book (and another for your friend). Find a chair or couch or park or plane. Get comfortable. Be inspired. Then go climb your own mountain.

“With contagious enthusiasm, droll photographs and ‘60s lingo, Yowell tells the breezy story of JanSport, maker of Trail Dome tents and ubiquitous day packs.” —Publishers Weekly

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Were Not In Kansas Anymore
12 Can You Say Kangchenjunga?
13 Youve Got a Friend
14 Barechested in Bhutan
15 Easy Rider Meets Captain America
16 YKK Zipper Camp
17 Giving Back and Fundraiser Fun
18 Get Out While You Can

7 Taking Care of Business
8 Almost Dead and the Original Dome Tent
9 With a Little Help From Our Friends
10 One Yak Backed
A Very Groovy History
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