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686 Joins the Outdoor Sales Surge

February 1, 2021

It’s not just snowshoe and backcountry brands that are having a good season. We talked to Mike West and Jono Zacharias about adjustments 686 made after the pandemic struck, how sell through is going this snow season, and how pre-book orders for next season are shaping up. In partnership with Shop-Eat-Surf By Tiffany Montgomery | […]

Michael Akira West, owner and founder of 686, discusses his new project “In My Eyes”

July 8, 2020

Q: We all know you as the founder of 686 and an entrepreneurial outdoorsman. How did you become a professor at USC, and what spawned the idea to bring in these entrepreneurs as guest speakers for your class? A: I was a student at USC in the Entrepreneur Program from 1991-93, and I just wanted […]

In My Eyes