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

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

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By (author) Miki Agrawal

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  • Publisher: HarperBusiness
  • Format: Hardback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 229mm x 28mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 21 August 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0062261533
  • ISBN 13: 9780062261533
  • Sales rank: 108,802

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Miki Agrawal opened Slice Perfect, her first farm-to-table pizzeria in New York City with zero experience and no capital. Since then she has watched her business grow exponentially, including a partnership with Zappos.com founder and bestselling author Tony Hsieh with whom she is opening her dream restaurant, Slice: Las Vegas. She's also become become an angel investor for other promising start-ups. In Do Cool Sh*t, she shares her own adventures in entrepreneurship, offering solid, easy-to-follow advice aspiring entrepreneurs can use to start their own business, fund it on a shoestring budget, convene the perfect brain trust to brainstorm a business plan, test a product to assess market share, get great media coverage and more - and still have a life. Miki pulls back the curtain of how you can live out loud, honor your hunches and leave nothing on the table. Whether you're a new college graduate with big aspirations, an experienced professional looking for new opportunities, or you are in a dead-end job dreaming about your own business, Do Cool Sh*t will open your eyes, make you laugh out loud and believe I can do that!

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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.

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"Offering a combination of vivid stories with action-able advice, Agrawal helps readers define and achieve their personalized versions of success...Simple yet powerful, Agrawal's process liberates readers from conventional thinking and restrictions, freeing them to pursue their passions and make a living at the same time." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Miki Agrawal is a real piece of work. It turns out that so are you. Once you read her high-energy book, you might be able to embrace the gifts you already have and go take advantage of them." -- Seth Godin, author of The Icarus Deception "This book is your official permission slip to quit yappin' and make it happen. Miki's book is smart, straightforward and a ton of fun--a must read for any aspiring entrepreneur." -- Marie Forleo, marieforleo.com "Miki is an unstoppable force in successful pursuit of a rich and fulfilled life, and a source of practical wisdom for how you can be the same. The more people that follow her advice, the better the world will be." -- Ben Rattray, founder of Change.org "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!" -- Lee Zlotoff, creator of MacGyver