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I've Worn Hawaiian Shirts to Work Every Day For Decades. Here's Why.

Even as I've founded and sold multiple businesses, it reminds me not to take things too seriously.

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This story appears in the April 2022 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

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I own more than 300 Hawaiian shirts. It’s enough to wear a different shirt nearly every day of the year — which I have done for most of my career, as I founded and sold multiple companies. Colleagues and mentors would sometimes ask me to tone it down or change it up, but I can’t. The shirts evoke the Hawaiian island spirit for me, and that creates the tranquility, balance, and positive energy that I need in the midst of hard work and difficult decisions.

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