The People Who Break or Manipulate the Rules Are the Ones Who Really Become Successful

Gerard Adams chats with Chris Pfaff, founder of fashion brand Young and Reckless, to hear how he beat the system.

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Chris Pfaff grew up in Akron, Ohio, where he was constantly told he would never amount to anything great. Having to hustle his way as a child, he slowly managed to make his way to Hollywood, where he caught a lucky break working for his cousin. With that experience as a launching pad, Pfaff built a nationwide, multimillion-dollar fashion brand called Young and Reckless. In this episode of Leaders Create Leaders, hear his story of how he beat the system.

See more episodes of Leaders Create Leaders Season 1 and 2 on Gerard Adam's YouTube channel

Related: How This Fashion Designer Started Building His Brand in College

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