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

Paperback | January 20, 2015

byMiki Agrawal

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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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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...

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...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.54 inPublished:January 20, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062366858

ISBN - 13:9780062366856

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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

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“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!”