Today’s episode is a short and sweet masters’ class in agility, tenacity and the power of passion behind a strategy.
I speak with Stephan Drake, the founder and CEO of DPS Skis. We discuss the challenges and wins of putting the end consumer first for product, multichannel distribution and content.
People are doing a lot of talking about what the “new” retail experience is going to be. Ashley and Jeremy Dakan are building it. As owners of a 43-year old specialty retail institution in my hometown of Durango, Colorado, the Dakans are adding a second store to their portfolio. While I’m thrilled to highlight a local shop and their grand plans for expansion, the ideas in this episode are universal.
Only a skier and mountaineer could bring this amount of chill to the charged world of e-commerce. Dan Nordstrom, previously of ski bumming, Nordstrom.com, and Outdoor Research and currently of Roundhouse Collective, is my guest today. He rarely gives interviews – let alone live interviews to a packed house – and this one is back-to-back genius.