In 2003 with his wife and co-founder, they started in their garage with no outside funding of any sort and created what is now Zenni Optical.
If you are a glasses-wearing individual like myself, then you've heard of and possibly purchased a pair of glasses or two from Zenni. Their growth has been staggering. As they celebrate 15 years in business, they are also celebrating selling 24 million pairs of glasses worldwide — at a rate of 15,000 per day.
What started in their garage, now has its headquarters in Novato, California, with nearly 1,000 employees worldwide — including one of the largest end-to-end manufacturing facilities in the world.
In this conversation we discuss:
- Why disruption is inevitable and you can't stop innovation
- How to ignore your competition (and leave them trailing behind)
- Why you should forget the money and follow an extreme passion
Now, let's hack…
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