Chip Wilson’s entrepreneurial journey

With all of the controversy of the last five years — his ouster from the Lululemon Athletica board, the stumbles of new venture Kit + Ace — it’s easy to lose sight of what athleisure pioneer Chip Wilson accomplished in his now four-decade-long career. This nearly one-hour “How I Built This” podcast from National Public Radio delves deeply into his entrepreneurial journey, from an oil company employee with a side hustle in baggy gym shorts to billionaire. Chip explains in his own words how his ideas came to him, the 20 or so names and logos he came up with before settling on Lululemon and how close to insolvency his early success Westbeach was before he sold it to Morrow Snowboards in the 1990s.