#GIRLBOSS by entrepreneur and businesswoman Sophia Amoruso has shaken up the genre of business books in more ways than one. It’s being described as Lean In for young women, and Amoruso is definitely not your typical business woman. In the book, she confesses to thieving, hating school, and how she used Myspace to build her original fanbase. In a book that’s part how-to and part memoir, Amoruso outlined the rise of her clothing company, Nasty Gal. Editors Kimberly and Samantha sat down to talk about what takeaways Trendsetters could take away from the book, be they aspiring #girlbosses or #boybosses.
Kimberly: Always ready to hashtag it up.
Samantha: Thank goodness!
Kimberly: So, what were you thinking you were getting into with #GIRLBOSS before you read it?
Samantha: I really wasn’t sure, to be honest. I guess I was expecting a bit of a relaxed how-to. What about you?
Kimberly: Well the hashtag and Sophia Amoruso’s pose on it really sets it up to be a kind of alternative self-help/business motivation book.
Samantha: Yeah, very true! After having read it, what would you categorize it as?
Kimberly: I would still say business motivation. It definitely tries to give concrete tips about running a business. I just think that her story, about kind of stumbling upon a big business that grew out of just selling vintage clothes on ebay, is more interesting/compelling than advice that she gives after the fact. Read More