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#GIRLBOSS ❴Epub❵ ➟ #GIRLBOSS Author Sophia Amoruso – Da ragazzina Sophia Amoruso girava in autostop rubacchiava nei grandi magazzini e rovistava nei cassonetti della spazzatura A ventidue anni per campare sembrava ormai rassegnata a un mediocre lavoro i Da ragazzina Sophia Amoruso girava in autostop rubacchiava nei grandi magazzini e rovistava nei cassonetti della spazzatura A ventidue anni per campare sembrava ormai rassegnata a un mediocre lavoro impiegatizio con tutta la frustrazione e la mancanza di stimoli che uesto comportava Fu a uel punto che un giorno decise di vendere vestiti vintage su eBay Otto anni dopo Sophia crea la Nasty Gal un’impresa on line da milioni di dollari con dipendenti un autentico impero della moda Una storia vera come uella di Steve Jobs e di Mark Zuckerberg alla uale Sophia ha dato una definitiva forte e frizzante impronta femminile Sophia non è mai stata un tipico imprenditore né un tipico alcunché viene dalla strada Ha scritto GirlBoss per raccontare la propria ricetta per il successo una storia molto personale che può valere per tutti.

10 thoughts on “#GIRLBOSS

  1. Kimiko Kimiko says:

    I had such high hopes for this book but it turns out that now I’ll be writing one of my only truly negative reviews on GoodreadsSophia Amoruso has surely accomplished a lot with Nasty Gal and I respect her work ethic and ability to achieve success with rough beginnings and little formal education However I expected this book to relate to those in her generation – instead she turns out to be yet another naysayer of the Millennial generation writing them off as lazy and spoiled For someone in her early thirties with a lot of life left to live she often puts herself up on a pedestal and talks down to readers taking herself seriously than necessary Also she seems frustratingly lacking in self awareness and empathy – she often writes as though everything she has earned is wholly “deserved” and that the universe provided what she was “owed” without honestly acknowledging that many out there who have likely worked harder and longer than her haven’t gotten nearly as much success For example at one point she writes about how bringing children to a job interview is an immediate turn off for her; does she not realize how many single parents in poverty cannot afford childcare? How else are they supposed to make money to provide for their family? This is only one instance out of many where she lacks the ability to relate to those less fortunate than herself In fact she spends a whole chapter refuting the idea of luck and claiming that her “positive thinking” brought opportunities to her nice thought but it comes across as entitled and naïveWhile there are moments of amusing anecdotes and inspiring stories in general it seems that Amoruso has little than tired old clichés to offer in terms of business advice

  2. Sophie Sophie says:

    I put off reading this book for a long time because #GIRLBOSS is the most vomit inducing book title I can think of and now I have read it I wish I hadn't bothered #GIRLBOSS is peculiar mix; it's a book that doesn't know whether it wants to be a memoir or if it wants to give business advice Most of Sophia Amoruso's memories are irrelevant and self absorbed with humble brags littering the pages Sophia constantly reminds readers of the meteoric rise of Nasty Girl and how her own profile has risen with it not to mention all that money she is making and how she gets congratulated on a daily basis and then she reels off a list of achievements just in case we didn't already realise how successful she is I don't doubt Sophia probably has some wise words to share about running a business it's the way she goes about sharing it that I have a problem with You would do well to heed your own advice Sophia It’s not cool to get drunk on your own success

  3. Renee Renee says:

    Having been Nasty Gal's first intern during the early days in Berkeley when it was just Sophia and Christina the first full time employee who is now Buying Director my rating may be a little biased so feel free to take everything from this point forward with a grain of saltI won't bother with a short summary as this book has gotten enough press and reviews from readers alike that that just seems redundant What I will say is that having worked with Sophia firsthand and having accompanied her on what was Nasty Gal's second buying trip ever her work ethic is a cut above the rest; she eats sleeps and breathes Nasty Gal always has and probably always will There are parts in the book where she may come across a bit lofty but she's just telling it like it is and not making any excuses She briefly touches on the subject of extroverts and introverts mentioning psychologists now believe that social media is a really valuable tool for introverts because it allows them to communicate and even network on their own terms Being an introvert herself #Girlboss is the creative outlet through which Sophia speaks on her own termsWhat makes Sophia such an icon to girls around the world partly is her relatability Her story is one with a Cinderella esue theme in a male run tech start up world and it's easy to think feel like something similar could happen to any of us so long as you just follow Sophia's magic formula But she is one in 400 trillion if you read the book you'll get what I mean And what she doesn't reveal directly in #Girlboss though hints of it are given along the way is that she is a voracious learner an avid reader and a hypercritical thinker with killer business gumption Not all of us innately are or possess these ualities though this is something that is absolutely within our power to change adopt andor improve upon In my opinion these are just some of the most common characteristics I've seen across the board of successful entrepreneurs and just above average humans in generalAll in all the book is a uick and entertaining read with snippets of slightly outrageous and hilarious stories from Sophia's past wisdoms imparted by many other #Girlbosses including fashion designer Norma Kamali Christene Barberich editor of Refinery 29 and Leandra Medine of Manrepellercom and learnings from Sophia's arsenal of books including of course the Harvard Business Review

  4. Teodora Teodora says:

    I am ALWAYS in the mood for reading some empowering and successful stories about beautifully messed up ladies with a dream and nothing to lose so I will take this as the perfect opportunity to end this decade in styleI loved the fuck it I own this type of attitude Sophia Amoruso had throughout the whole book and I especially appreciated her honesty and the frankness of her own reality On some level she really did inspire me to go for and start my own prototype of a #GIRLBOSS myself better than yesterday but worse than tomorrow

  5. Jenny Jenny says:

    I had never even heard of Nasty Gal when I picked this e book from the library But the title seemed fun and I always enjoy reading business books especially ones that tackle the uniue issues that face womenBut this? This is not that bookI'll say this Sophia has done a great job of getting where she is now She's obviously creative and obviously hard working But I don't know who this book is written for It is mainly biographical which is fine but then has these #girlboss lessons that made me cringe One page will assume you've never put together a decent resume and then a few pages later it's giving you advice about how you can't be friends with your direct reports It seems to assume that I have no business experience and am in charge of people mainly because that's what Sophia dealt with absolutely no business experience or formalized business education and was in charge of her own business Which is awesome for her but rare that others will go on that sort of #girlboss trajectory Also it's extremely difficult to read the book and she's mentioning that in meetings she gets annoyed when people don't talk to her directly because they assume she doesn't know what she's talking about but then says she often makes people repeat themselves a number of times until she understands the business concepts because she has no training but she's the CEO so she has to understand I know she got where she is by not going to business school but maybe she could look into a little bit of formal training? It's not an employees job to give you a crash course in topics they learned in their MBAI think I would have enjoyed this if it was just a straight biography and gave up the pretense of telling people how to be #girlbossesI also googled Nasty Gal after reading the book and came upon a Glass Door page where the company is rated VERY low in employee satisfaction and a trustpilot page where it also is rated very low in shopper satisfaction It made it seem as if the author lacks awareness about her company This is not Lean In for a younger generation

  6. Jessica Jessica says:

    I so wanted this to be good but after reading the introduction I knew that I was probably not going to enjoy it After she addressed the issue of whether or not her book was a feminist manifesto by saying that she believes in showing up and owning it not whining for euality I was pretty much soured on everything else she had to say But I persevered And while there were some good parts of the book she does have some interesting things to say about venture capitalism and hiring and firing there were so many other things that made me want to throw the book against the wall in abject frustration For a book that purports to be about women who don't take themselves too seriously I don't think I have ever read a book by a person who took themselves MORE seriously The most frustrating part for me was when she said that she didn't believe in luck Like this multimillion dollar company that she built up from nothing which experienced unprecedented levels of growth such that industry professionals were all agog exists simply because Sophia Amoruso was the first person in the world to discover working hard and there were no outside forces outside of her control that influenced the situation and helped her to get there And then after those few paragraphs she goes on to talk about chaos magic and positive thinking not like The Secret but basically if you think positively things will happen for you and says If you let yourself meander a bit the right things and the right people will fall into place Which sounds a hell of a lot like luck to me Contradictory self indulgent tone deaf and frustrating Pretty disappointing

  7. Nat Nat says:

    In #GIRLBOSS Sophia Amoruso recounts her life from stumbling upon her passion of selling vintage clothes online and becoming an unlikely businesswoman to building her retail fashion empire Along the way she realizes the value and the difficulty of being the #GIRLBOSS of her own life “The energy you’ll expend focusing on someone else’s life is better spent working on your own Just be your own idol”This book started out interesting enough but it gradually lost its steam in the second half when Amoruso began sounding like a broken record Also the author's bragging and over the top tone was a little off putting at times so I ended up skimming the last 50 100 pagesI did however really look forward to the illustrations featured throughout And I would like to pay homage to that first half by uoting some of my favorite phrases “I along with countless other #GIRLBOSSes who are profiled in this book girls who are reading this book and the girls who are yet to become a #GIRLBOSS will do it not by whining—but by fighting You don’t get taken seriously by asking someone to take you seriously You’ve got to show up and own it If this is a man’s world who cares? I’m still really glad to be a girl in it”I also loved the chapter about her school experience “So #GIRLBOSS if you suck at school don’t let it kill your spirit It does not mean that you are stupid or worthless or that you are never going to succeed at anything It just means that your talents lie elsewhere so take the opportunity to seek out what you are good at and find a place where you can flourish Once you do you’re going to kill it”I didn't know I needed this but I did “You have to kick people out of your head as forcefully as you’d kick someone out of your house if you didn’t want them to be there”“I have a friend who told me something recently that really resonated He said that he felt like he’d “gotten off at the wrong stop” as if there’s a bus traveling through space and time that randomly opens its doors and drops souls off to live through whatever time they’re assigned I don’t believe we’re all fit for the time we’re assigned It’s a weird world we live in and until time travel exists we’ve all got to make the most of where we land”“No matter where you are in life you’ll save a lot of time by not worrying too much about what other people think about you The earlier in your life that you can learn that the easier the rest of it will be You is who you is so get used to it” Overall #GIRLBOSS had a nice starting point but ended up lacking that special something that I love in memoirs such as Buffering or Born a Crime255 stars Note I'm an Affiliate If you're interested in buying #GIRLBOSS just click on the image below to go through my link I'll make a small commission Support creators you love Buy a Coffee for nat bookspoils with Ko ficombookspoils

  8. Ami Ami says:

    It's overwhelmingly clear from the book that Sophia Amoruso is a hard worker She's dedicated to her business she's extremely talented at what she does and I suspect she'd be pretty fun to attend a party with even thought she would probably make you wear silver leather pants That being said this book just didn't do it for me Amoruso neglects the fascinating elements of her story like the fact that she went from being the youngest person at a San Francisco Marxist book club and eating dumpster bagels to being a CEO with a brand new Porsche I don't mean to slam her for changing her mind on capitalism but it would have been very interesting and pretty informative to see exactly how that transition happened and whether she thinks that is appropriate for everyone Instead we get vague pieces of advice like don't bad talk your boss on social media after you're fired There's a chapter that outlines the importance of using sigil magic to ensure your progress through ranks that felt totally off the wall The off the wall ness does work for her sometimes especially within the context of a business book Sheryl Sandberg certainly isn't telling you about the Halloween she dressed as a 70s Blaxploitation character and tried to beat up her boyfriend's ex Those stories and how they helped her become a better person are silly and illuminating I just wish there were of them

  9. Kelsey Searles Kelsey Searles says:

    From the first page I knew I wasn't going to like this book don't let the man get you #girlboss gag Beyond it being poorly written sounds like a teenager's rambling life story it doesn't have any true focus or offer any innovative or interesting advice Most of the advice work hard don't have typos in your resume attention to detail are well known common and repeated in countless books television shows etc and honestly something you'd learn in high school or college had she completed those efforts She also comes off as an un relateable and unbelievable character She worked hard in all her jobs? And yet most lasted no longer than 2 weeks? She does an incredible amount of bragging about her successes and everyone loving her and rambles her way through her story at a very high level I found myself constantly irritated with her Good for you for starting a successful company that's awesome Your story just isn't interesting or well written enough to tell Nice thing its short and has pictures So I finished it in a day and moved onto something far better

  10. Heidi The Reader Heidi The Reader says:

    #GIRLBOSS is Sophia Amoruso's story about her wild childhood unlikely and extraordinarily successful business venture and her treatise on how to be yourself and bring what is uniue to you to your professional lifeI googled Sophia after I finished this book and was dismayed to discover she has declared bankruptcyIt seems she still has a successful motivational speaker program going on but for whatever reason her business hasn't worked outI suspect she will land on her feet and start again That is a large part of the philosophy contained in #GIRLBOSS In about eight years I went from a broke anarchist 'freegan' dead set on smashing the system to a millionaire businesswoman who today is as at home in the boardroom as she is in the dressing room I never intended to be a role model but there are parts of my story and the lessons I've learned from it that I want to share pg 23 ebook Sophia believes in being yourself Let your freak flag fly Embrace your weirdness because that is what ultimately makes you great #GIRLBOSS is a feminist book and Nasty Gal is a feminist brand in the sense that I encourage you as a girl to be who you are and do what you want Being a Girlboss is as much about being the boss of your career as it is of your home pg 29 ebookBetween Sophia's business tips and memoir she includes uotations Such as It was the straying that found the path direct Austin Osman Spare pg 56In her case that was absolutely true Sophia wanted a job where she didn't have to work and could get paid for doing essentially nothingShe found that job and surfed the internet most of the time In doing so she studied online communities like MySpace and eBay and concluded that she could network and sell items with the best of themAnd she didSophia is a believer in creating your own reality there's also the everyday kind of magic that we make for ourselves And that's really not magic at all It's just recognizing the fact that we control our thoughts and our thoughts control our lives This is an extremely simple totally straightforward concept but for a lot of people it's so alien that it might as well be magic ebook pg 109Sophia like Obi Wan Kenobi does not believe in luck She believes in hard work action and selective focus Focus on the positive things in your life and you'll be shocked at how many positive things start happening But before you start to think you just got lucky remember that it's magic and you made it yourself ebook pg 115Come bankruptcies and whatever else I believe Sophia Amoruso will be just fine Don't you?

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