As the co-founder of clothing brand Bonobos, Andy Dunn led the company to a $310 million acquisition by Walmart in 2017—a dream feat for any startup. But what was happening behind the scenes: His struggle navigating bipolar 1 disorder. In this episode, Andy talks with Marah and Naomi about the power—and fear—in disclosing his mental health journey, the daily habits that help him navigate his disorder, and the importance of feeling fully known by at least one person in the workplace.
Andy’s new book, Burn Rate: Launching a Startup and Losing My Mind, is available now.
Content warning: Today’s episode mentions bipolar 1 disorder, depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, and suicidal thoughts. Please take care of yourself, and if you need support the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 800-273-8255. Things can get better.
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