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What brand of blanket do you have at home? If you’re like most people, you have no idea. If you’re Wylie Robinson then you’re out to change that. Wylie is founder and CEO of Rumpl, the brand of blanket that most people will want when they see it.
It all started in a blizzard. Stranded in a vehicle that wouldn’t start and – of course out of cellphone range – Wylie was inspired to create blankets out of the same high-performance material used in sleeping bags and puffy outdoor jackets. The resulting product ultimately became Rumpl and is now sold in outdoor retailers and online. Rumpl became so sought after that the staff at Shark Tank spent four years pursuing him to appear on the show…which he did.
In this episode of What I Wish I Knew with Mike Irwin & Simon Daw, Wylie talks about how his architecture education prepared him for a role as a designer and eventually to create Rumpl. He shares advice for aspiring entrepreneurs (two hints: be ready to hustle and create a narrative and a story around your business). He also talks about appearing on Shark Tank and why he turned down a deal.
What I Wish I Knew with Mike Irwin & Simon Daw...
Life and career rarely go to plan. Breakthroughs happen on the ragged edge when things aren't quite going as expected. What I Wish I Knew podcast hosts Mike Irwin and Simon Daw explore lessons learned by leading athletes, creators, entrepreneurs, leaders, and difference makers. They all have three things in common: none are perfect, all are humble, and they've learned a few things along the way. In What I Wish I Knew, they share their lessons with you. http://www.whatiwishiknewshow.com
Connect with Wylie Robinson: https://www.rumpl.com/