#Girlboss / Sophia Amoruso.Material type: BookPublisher: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia : Portfolio Penguin, 2014Description: viii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780241217931.Other title: Girlboss | Girl boss.Subject(s): Amoruso, Sophia | Nasty Gal (Firm) | Businesswomen | New business enterprises | Success in business | Motivation (Psychology)DDC classification: 381/.4574692092 | B
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
In the space of ten years, Sophia Amoruso has gone from high-school dropout to founder and Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world. Sophia's never been a typical executive or a typical anything, and she's written #GIRLBOSS for other girls like her- outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success. Filled with brazen wake-up calls, cunning and frank observations and behind-the-scenes stories from nasty Gal's meteoric rise, #GIRLBOSS covers a lot of ground. It proves that success doesn't come from where you went to college or how popular you were in school. Success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break. Inspiring, motivating and empowering, #GIRLBOSS will give you the kick up the ass you need to reach your potential. 'A millennial alternative to Lean In .' New York Magazine 'A compellingly motivational read.' Telegraph 'The book you need in your life.' Marie Claire
Reissued in 20 cm paperback in 2015.
Title begins with the #.
Introduction : The chronology of a #GIRLBOSS -- So you want to be a #GIRLBOSS? -- How I became a #GIRLBOSS -- Shitty jobs saved my life -- Shoplifting (and hitchhiking) saved my life -- Money looks better in the bank than on your feet -- Hocus pocus : the power of magical thinking -- I am the antifashion -- On hiring, staying employed, and firing -- Taking care of (your) business -- Creativity in everything -- The chances.
"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 age twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and checking IDs in the lobby of an art school--a job she'd taken for the health insurance. It was in that lobby that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Flash forward eight years to today, and she's the Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer with over 350 employees. Sophia's never been a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she's written #GIRLBOSS for girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is windy as all hell and lined with naysayers."-- Provided by publisher.
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