Here’s my recommendation for some pool side reading to any young entrepreneur. Boys, don’t let the name deter you. It’s for everyone.
Sophia Amoruso, founder of the wildly successful online shop Nasty Gal, talks to you like a friend and breaks down how she got to where she is today with tips on how to interview, how to be optimize your work experience, and how to not be afraid of failure.
The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn’t fashion—it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and working a mediocre day job she’d taken for the health insurance.
It was there that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is the founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer with more than 350 employees. Sophia’s never been a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she’s written #GIRLBOSS for outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is winding as all hell and lined with naysayers.
Some quotes taken from #GIRLBOSS:
“A #GIRLBOSS is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it.”
“I have three pieces of advice I want you to remember: Don’t ever grow up. Don’t become a bore. Don’t let The Man get to you. OK? Cool. Then let’s do this.”
“Failure is your invention.”
Here’s a great review on #GIRLBOSS on NY Mag’s The Cut, HERE.
Read this book. Amen, Sophia. You ARE a special snowflake.