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Knowing the Difference

He built The North Face? Yes, this week’s guest, Hap Klopp, the founder and CEO of the North Face, shares his story on how a Stanford College wrestler - yet a well-rounded athlete, also competing in football and notably winning a boxing championship by knocking out Senator Romney’s brother in round one, clearly knows how to win. With a vision to change the world, Hap founded The North Face soon after graduating and brought it from a small retail store to a global iconic brand. Now as one of our Uru Sports advisors, he not only helps us shape our brand but he shares his formula to success on our platform with members. Get a taste of Hap's disruption and drive, as you tune in to him speak on failure, teamwork, and passion.

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April 2, 2022
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