Do Cool Sh*t: Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business, And Live Happily Ever After by Miki AgrawalDo Cool Sh*t: Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business, And Live Happily Ever After by Miki Agrawal

Do Cool Sh*t: Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business, And Live Happily Ever After

byMiki Agrawal

Hardcover | August 6, 2013

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In Do Cool Sh*t, serial social entrepreneur, angel investor, and all-around cool sh*tdoer Miki Agrawal shows how to start a successful company—from brainstorming to raising money to getting press without any connections—all while having a meaningful life! 

With zero experience and no capital, Miki Agrawal opened WILD, a farm-to-table pizzeria in New York City and Las Vegas, partnered up in a children's multimedia company called Super Sprowtz, and launched a patented high-tech underwear business called THINX.   

Miki has seen significant growth in her businesses. She pulls back the curtain of how you can live out loud, honor your hunches, and leave nothing on the table.

Whether you’re a student with big aspirations or an experienced professional looking for new opportunities, Do Cool Sh*t will open your eyes, make you laugh, and give you the confidence to quit your day job, start your own business, and live happily ever after.

Do Cool Sh*t features a foreword by Tony Hsieh, the founder of Zappos.

Miki Agrawal was named one ofForbes2013 "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 childr...
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Title:Do Cool Sh*t: Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business, And Live Happily Ever AfterFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.85 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.85 inPublished:August 6, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062261533

ISBN - 13:9780062261533

Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok It was okay, but not on my recommendations.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED This book I bought this book a couple a days ago, and already a favirote. I take it on the bus, to work and read it on my breaks. Im cmpletly in love with it and reccomend it to anyone startnig their own business!
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice book! It was cool and enjoyable to read.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Phenomenal read Worth picking up for sure.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing This is a book I believe most people can't relate to. Its a story about a women with a well-paying job to begin with (which a very select few can relate to) that ends up telling a story about personal experiences. Not so much a guide compared to a self-serving autobiography. Would skip reading this book.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nothing I read this one a few years ago, I remember not liking it very much. This was sopposed to be a how guide on starting a business. But the whole book was just the author talking about her life and experiences. She used pretty harsh language that bad mouthed some of her ex-employeers. I've had enough life experience to know that bad mouthing ex-employeers is a big no no....
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A story, not a guide I purchased this book with the expectation of reading about how to gain independence by starting a business. Instead, I read about one woman's experience in going from a well paying job, to completing life goals. This was not a guide but a story, and not a very entertaining on, at that. There were many attempts at offering lessons on how to break free from your work life and start something of your own. These attempts fell well short of delivering on the cover's promise. Everything that was meant to be a lesson felt hastily tacked on, as if the author was trying to shoehorn a lesson out of an experience. The "how to" elements were impractical to me (and likely to most) and were nowhere near universally applicable. The one thing I will say about the book is that it oozes optimism. The author describes her doubts but quickly overcomes them by trying something anyway. This lack of cynicism is certainly refreshing these days. While I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone looking for lessons on entrepreneurship, this book did leave me wanting something more, which lead to finding some excellent titles.
Date published: 2015-07-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from easy to read but doesn't deliver i was immediatly sucked into the booked by the title and the fact that it was written by someone close to my age. not to mention, i answered yes to nearly all the questions in the preface (examples: "i don't want to work a day job in a 'respectable industry' just to make a buck", "the books that do teach me how to start a business put me to sleep after page three" (amen to that!), "i have a really great idea and want to start a business but i have no clue where to begin", etc) but after reading it, this book is less about being shown how to do cool sh*t and more a summary of how the author started her own business. a lot of the information presented doesn't apply to starting a business; its just the authors own experiences in starting hers. while its a quick and easy book to read, and i did highlight a few passages here and there, i'm overly disappointed with my purchase, this won't be a book i will be referring to in the future.t better to borrow from a friend or the library than to purchase.
Date published: 2015-03-02

Editorial Reviews

"If MacGyver were a woman she would look a lot like Miki Agrawal-she might even BE Miki. But this book makes it clear just how to tap into your inner MacGyver and transform your life!"