Allbirds is now a global footwear brand valued at over a billion dollars, but it came from humble beginnings. Founder and CEO Tim Brown came up with the idea when he was playing soccer professionally for his home country of New Zealand. After reaching the pinnacle of the sport, competing in the 2010 World Cup, Tim walked away from a multiyear contract extension to pursue the idea that eventually became Allbirds. It was a pleasure to talk sport, business, and the common threads in each with such a humble and genuine person.
Topics of conversation: Tim’s background as an athlete and how it made him a better entrepreneur, the value of teammates and business partners, staying hungry after success and persistent after failure, the sustainability mission of the brand, and the new performance running shoe they’ve just brought to market.
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