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Welcome to Drive: BoF’s New Podcast Series on Global Entrepreneurship

In our new podcast series we hear from fashion’s most dynamic entrepreneurs — including José Neves, the founders of Warby Parker and Diane Von Furstenberg — to discover the special kind of resilience it really takes to build a global fashion business.
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LONDON, United Kingdom — If you’re interested in building your own business, simply thinking about starting one or fascinated by fashion and entrepreneurship, BoF’s new podcast series Drive, delivered by DHL, gives you insider access to the entrepreneurs who have already done it.

Too often, entrepreneurial success stories are reported as a stroke of genius followed by overnight success. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. As you will see in these intimate and inspiring conversations, entrepreneurial success doesn’t happen in a straight line — nor does it come easy. There are ups and downs, and twists and turns, but with each unexpected challenge, there’s a new opportunity around the corner.

As Diane Von Furstenberg says, "You have to live the moment and you have to own whatever it is, a catastrophe, anything. Face it, own it, deal with it.” It’s the ability to adapt to new challenges and opportunities, as well as a special kind of passion, resilience and discipline that help to create a sustainable global enterprise. Something we call Drive.

In the first season of Drive we hear from fashion's most dynamic entrepreneurs — in their own words — to discover what it really takes to build a global fashion business from scratch. First up is José Neves. On August 14th, we will hear his inspiring story about a young Portuguese computer engineer who took his Farfetch business from a self-funded start-up in 2007 to a global fashion marketplace. "From a personal level, I was absolutely hell bent [on] creating something in the intersection of technology and fashion, and that's when the idea of Farfetch came about," explains Neves.

The first episode with José Neves launches on Tuesday 14th August. Be sure to subscribe here to never miss an episode.

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