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#55 Boot Strapping Champion of Fashion w/ Brian Spaly - Founder of Trunk Clu‪b‬ Ditch Digger CEO with Gary Rabine

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Brian Spaly (@BrianSpaly) is currently the General Partner at Brand Foundry Ventures and Executive Chairman at Tecovas, a direct-to-consumer Western Bootmaker based in Austin, TX.  Up until January 2017, Brian was Founder and CEO of Trunk Club, where he focused on making it easy for men and women to discover and acquire awesome clothing without the hassles of the traditional shopping experience. 

Prior to leading Trunk Club, Brian founded Bonobos, a men’s clothing company that is famous for the best-fitting pants on earth, by selling trousers out of the trunk of his car during business school in Palo Alto.

Brian holds an MBA from Stanford and an AB degree from Princeton. He is an avid hockey player, cyclist, squash player, and enjoys watersports. He’s completed three Ironman distance triathlons and three adventures to Burning Man. His favorite authors are Roald Dahl, Neal Stephenson, Mark Helprin, and Nicholas Taleb. He is married to Carly Spaly and they have two daughters, Ruthie and Sylvie.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianspaly/  

https://twitter.com/brianspaly?lang=en  

Check out https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/  for this week's TOP 8 Business Growth strategies and subscribe to our newsletter to download Gary’s 13 Keys to Creating a Multi-Million Dollar Business.

Follow us on Instagram @DitchDiggerCEO for more helpful Business Growth tips.

Our goal is to inspire everyone to start their own business and help you grow it to millions or even billions in value so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. 



02:30 Getting to know Brian Spaly 

05:15 Discovering his entrepreneurial side  

09:15 The private equity guy who made his own clothes 

11:00 Finding your passion beyond conventional jobs  

15:30 Bonobos’ history and differentiation 

21:30 Success, responsibility, and life lessons from business 

30:45 Letting go of Bonobos 

40:00 Brian’s career with Trunk Club 

49:30 What companies excite Brian Spaly to invest 

1:04:45 Mentors that inspired Brian 

1:11:30 How Brian inspires his team  

1:18:15 Balancing your company’s priorities 



Connect with Gary Rabine and DDCEO: 

Visit the DDCEO BLOG: https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/  

Follow DDCEO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DitchDiggerCEO 

Like DDCEO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DitchDiggerCEO 

Follow DDCEO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DitchDiggerCEO  

Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh03Px5ez_xe_oE_iJMMNIg

Brian Spaly (@BrianSpaly) is currently the General Partner at Brand Foundry Ventures and Executive Chairman at Tecovas, a direct-to-consumer Western Bootmaker based in Austin, TX.  Up until January 2017, Brian was Founder and CEO of Trunk Club, where he focused on making it easy for men and women to discover and acquire awesome clothing without the hassles of the traditional shopping experience. 

Prior to leading Trunk Club, Brian founded Bonobos, a men’s clothing company that is famous for the best-fitting pants on earth, by selling trousers out of the trunk of his car during business school in Palo Alto.

Brian holds an MBA from Stanford and an AB degree from Princeton. He is an avid hockey player, cyclist, squash player, and enjoys watersports. He’s completed three Ironman distance triathlons and three adventures to Burning Man. His favorite authors are Roald Dahl, Neal Stephenson, Mark Helprin, and Nicholas Taleb. He is married to Carly Spaly and they have two daughters, Ruthie and Sylvie.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianspaly/  

https://twitter.com/brianspaly?lang=en  

Check out https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/  for this week's TOP 8 Business Growth strategies and subscribe to our newsletter to download Gary’s 13 Keys to Creating a Multi-Million Dollar Business.

Follow us on Instagram @DitchDiggerCEO for more helpful Business Growth tips.

Our goal is to inspire everyone to start their own business and help you grow it to millions or even billions in value so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. 



02:30 Getting to know Brian Spaly 

05:15 Discovering his entrepreneurial side  

09:15 The private equity guy who made his own clothes 

11:00 Finding your passion beyond conventional jobs  

15:30 Bonobos’ history and differentiation 

21:30 Success, responsibility, and life lessons from business 

30:45 Letting go of Bonobos 

40:00 Brian’s career with Trunk Club 

49:30 What companies excite Brian Spaly to invest 

1:04:45 Mentors that inspired Brian 

1:11:30 How Brian inspires his team  

1:18:15 Balancing your company’s priorities 



Connect with Gary Rabine and DDCEO: 

Visit the DDCEO BLOG: https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/  

Follow DDCEO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DitchDiggerCEO 

Like DDCEO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DitchDiggerCEO 

Follow DDCEO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DitchDiggerCEO  

Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh03Px5ez_xe_oE_iJMMNIg

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