Is it possible to make a career out of something you love? Miki Agrawal, entrepreneur, angel investor, and cool-sh*t doer, has figured it out and now shows you how.
In Do Cool Sh*t, she shares her adventures in entrepreneurship and life, from learning to step out of her comfort zone in a foreign country to achieving her dream of playing soccer for the New York Magic to partnering with Tony Hsieh of Zappos.com to launch her dream business. Now Miki shows you how to start a business, fund it on a shoestring budget, brainstorm a business plan, test a product, get great (free) press coverage, and more—all while living a life to be proud of.
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About the Author
Miki Agrawal was named one of Forbes 2013 "Millennials on a Mission" and was the recipient of a 2013 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award. A Cornell University graduate, she is the founder of the highly acclaimed farm-to-table pizza restaurant WILD; THINX, a sustainable underwear company for women; and a partner in Super Sprowtz, a children's multimedia company that fosters healthy eating. Miki lives in New York City.
Table of Contents
Foreword Tony Hsieh xi
1 Is "Success" Really What You Think It Is?: Why Do You Want to Be Successful? 1
2 Stray from the Group: How to Make Friends in New Places and Talk to Anyone, Anywhere 11
3 How 9/11 Changed My World: What Is the Pivotal Moment That Will Drive Change in You? 25
4 Making the Team: How to Go for It When You Think You Can't 31
5 Finding Your Calling: How to Ask Yourself the Right Questions 45
6 What Sucks in Your World: How to Put Your Passion in Motion 57
7 I Got This: How Do I Go from Idea to Business Concept? 65
8 Business Plans Don't Raise Dollars, People Do: Why Connecting Is the Key to Money 81
9 Get Shit Done Fast: How to Get Your Business Open Without Wasting Time 97
10 Breaking News: How to Get Media Without Knowing Anyone 109
11 Disaster Launch: How to Win Back First-Time Believers After Big Mistakes 123
12 Partners in Crime: How to Find the Perfect Business Partner 135
13 Doing Good and Doing Well: How Can I Follow My Dream and Still Fix the World? 143
14 Keeping It Tight: How to Take Care of Yourself While Running Your Business 153
15 L.A.C.E.; or, How to Teach Men a Thing or Two 161
16 Stop with the Same-Old, Same-Old: How to Bring New Adventure and Travel into Your Life 171
17 Community Is Everything: How to Build Your Tribe 181
18 Giving Back: Why Service Matters 193
19 You Are as Cool as the Friends You Keep: What Cool Shit My Friends Are Up To 197
20 Doing Cool Shit: An Exercise in Evolution 215
21 To Our Children's Children; or, A Message of Encouragement and Empowerment 221
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The author uses excellent examples from her own experience to underscore her points. However the book continues beyond where it should have ended. The message becomes muddled from a clear business start-up strategy to hodge podge of vsrious topics the author discusses. I did not expect,nor did I want dietary and exercise advice.
Very poorly written. Not really about success.
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