Success for Allbirds’ Tim Brown Has Meaning

Allbirds co-founder New Zealander Tim Brown shares his insights on fuelling performance with a higher purpose. Brown tells Inc. magazine that when he retired from professional football, he found himself searching for his next meaningful endeavour, and footwear was it.

Playing for his native New Zealand in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers, Brown, 40, tells the magazine’s Nick Hawkins, “I saw the impact that I could have on my community and what it meant to my family.” He spoke with Beatrice Dixon, co-founder, and CEO of the Honey Pot Company, an Atlanta-based feminine-hygiene company, at a recent Inc. streaming event.

Allbirds went public in November with a valuation of more than $2 billion in an important precedent for environmental, social, and governance companies.

Brown followed three practices that other business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can emulate.

He says to find your North Star, build a strong team and show up.

Original article by Nick Hawkins, Inc., January 21, 2022.


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Inside New Zealand’s Clean Green Beauty Scene

Inside New Zealand’s Clean Green Beauty Scene

Kaeā, founded by conservationist Suzan Craig, is one of a handful of sustainable skincare brands to come out of New Zealand in recent years. Financial Times contribution editor Jessica Beresford interviews…