I left the ski technician job in 1976, because the racers are superstitious about the people repairing their skis, and you couldn't keep the job more than two years. Yet, after I left, many racers secretly sent me their skis to fix.
I sold my shares in the company around 1983. The company was growing and needed something different, management-wise. I'm really a start-up guy, not a corporate guy.
They usually start one company and keep it. Innovators tend to start three companies in a lifetime because they get bored and they want to start over again.
Jim started the company in his garage, making bike grips and goggles. He wanted to get into winter sports and that's when I came along.