17 minutes | Jan 5th 2017

The Dip – Season 2 Episode 14 – Sara Blakely and how she built Spanx

Imagine that you have a fantastic idea for a product. You make it, test it out and it works for you and your close friends and family. You decide to go to a big retail store and try to get them to sell the product for you. You talk to the distributor and after some convincing, they agree to sell your product. They are a huge retail chain with international locations. You’ve made it! Or have you? In this episode of The Dip, Shawn and Wang hear a clip from How I Built This where Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx, tells the host how she hustled and bustled her way to a billion dollar company. We also hear Shawn’s thoughts on the next big industry and huge news from his personal life. Do you know great stories of hustle? Where is the line between hustle and unethical behavior? Let us know on Twitter and if you don’t want to miss another episode of The Dip, please subscribe to us on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or your favourite podcast platform. @Shawnkanungo and @Wangyip  
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