In the New York Times bestseller that the Washington Post called "Lean In for misfits," Sophia Amoruso shares how she went from dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world. Sophia Amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and scrounging in dumpsters for leftover bagels. By age twenty-two she had dropped out of school, and was broke, directionless, and checking IDs in the lobby of an art school-- a job she'd taken for the health insurance. It was in that lobby that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Flash forward ten years to today, and she's the founder and executive chairman of Nasty Gal, a $250-million-plus fashion retailer with more than four hundred employees. Sophia was never a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she's written #GIRLBOSS for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is windy as all hell and lined with naysayers. #GIRLBOSS proves that being successful isn't about where you went to college or how popular you were in high school. It's about trusting your instincts and following your gut; knowing which rules to follow and which to break; when to button up and when to let your freak flag fly.
8 to Be Great by Richard St John
Publication Date: 2007-10-01
St. John spent ten years interviewing over 500 successful individuals in many different fields, including Martha Stewart, Russell Crowe, and the Google founders. After analyzing all the data, St. John discovered the top eight factors that lead to greatness and shares them with readers.
The Back Door Guide to Short-Term Job Adventures by Michael Landes
Publication Date: 1997-08-01
This guide offers 1000s of detailed listings for internships, seasonal and voluntary work, and other short-term work options in outdoor adventure, environmental policy, the arts, archaeology, and more. Contact names and pay details are provided.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Publication Date: 2018-11-13
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African-American to serve in that role - she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations - and whose story inspires us to do the same.
Canada 150 Women by Paulina CameronAmbition, diversity, strength: few groups better represent the potential of Canada than women. Canada 150 Womenprofiles 150 of the country's most inspiring, groundbreaking and powerful female role models, providing insight into their achievements--and a challenge for all to better support women. From politicians to spacewalkers, entrepreneurs to scientists, Canada 150 Womenoffers insight into the work and life journey of women such as Deepa Metha, Elizabeth May, Heather Payne, Julie Payette, Kim Campbell, Lisa Charleyboy, Michele Landsberg, Jeanne Beker, and Hedy Fry. Candidly sharing personal and professional moments of struggle--and success--interviewees also discuss how feminism has changed in their lifetimes, suggest advice to women embarking on their careers, and set forth their bold visions for Canada. Inspiring and digestible, eye opening and supportive, the interviews demonstrate the remarkable abilities of women to forge change for themselves and their country, even in spite of long-held prejudice. A must-read title for anyone thinking of their place during a crucial moment in history, Canada 150 Womenasks for recognition and support of women in all industries but--above all--offers empowerment to shape one's life.
Publication Date: 2017-11-17
The Frog and Prince by Darcy Rezac; Judy Thomson; Gayle HallgrenThis is a business book about networking that draws upon an age-old fairy tale for inspiration -- kissing frogs to find a prince. The book lays out the steps and secrets to build and maintain powerful, positive social networks. The steps are explained using an easy to remember acronym, N.E.T.W.O.R.K, with a chapter devoted to each letter. The secrets, revealed throughout the book, are the underlying philosophy and reflect the attitude of positive networkers. This book also marries the exciting new science of the small-world phenomenon (the importance of weak links and random connections) with the art of networking. And, though it is a business book, the lessons learned apply to one's personal life, as well. Readers learn how to build powerful, positive social networks -- for both business and life. The book contains numerous networking stories based on the authors' personal experiences, techniques used by the great networkers, nuggets of practical networking information, end of chapter summaries for quick reference, and short, amusing frog fables to illustrate the points of each chapter. It is the practical field-guide to the art and science of networking.
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
In the Company of Women by Grace BonneyAcross the globe, women are embracing their entrepreneurial spirits and starting creative businesses. In the Company of Women profiles over 100 of these influential and creative women from all ages, races, backgrounds and industries, including well-known names like Sibella Court and Tavi Gevinson. Chock-full of practical, inspirational advice for those looking to forge their own paths, these interviews detail the keys to success (for example, going with your gut; maintaining meaningful and lasting relationships), highlight the importance of everyday rituals (meditating; creating a daily to-do list) and dispense advice for the next generation of women entrepreneurs and makers (stay true to what you believe in; have patience). The book is rounded out with hundreds of lush, original photographs of the women in their work spaces.
Publication Date: 2016-10-04
Winning the College Admission Game by Peter Van Buskirk; Wallie W. Hammond (Editor); Peterson's Guides Staff
Publication Date: 2007-04-01
Winning the College Admission Game: Strategies for Parents and Studentsis an innovative book that helps parents and students of all backgrounds develop a winning strategy for getting into and succeeding at the college of their choice. In a unique “flip-book” approach, this book presents parallel content to parents and students to unveil the mystique surrounding selective college admission and to create a blueprint for parent/child collaboration. By taking this unique approach of working collaboratively toward the shared goal of finding a good college “fit,” each parent will learn how best to help his or her child, while respecting that this important rite of passage belongs to the student.
Thrive by Arianna HuffingtonIn Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world. Arianna Huffington's personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye -- the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group -- one of the fastest growing media companies in the world -- celebrated as one of the world's most influential women, and gracing the covers of magazines, she was, by any traditional measure, extraordinarily successful. Yet as she found herself going from brain MRI to CAT scan to echocardiogram, to find out if there was any underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she wondered is this really what success feels like? As more and more people are coming to realize, there is far more to living a truly successful life than just earning a bigger salary and capturing a corner office. Our relentless pursuit of the two traditional metrics of success -- money and power -- has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, and an erosion in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers. In being connected to the world 24/7, we're losing our connection to what truly matters. Our current definition of success is, as Thrive shows, literally killing us. We need a new way forward. In a commencement address Arianna gave at Smith College in the spring of 2013, she likened our drive for money and power to two legs of a three-legged stool. They may hold us up temporarily, but sooner or later we're going to topple over. We need a third leg -- a third metric for defining success -- to truly thrive. That third metric, she writes in Thrive, includes our well-being, our ability to draw on our intuition and inner wisdom, our sense of wonder, and our capacity for compassion and giving. As Arianna points out, our eulogies celebrate our lives very differently from the way society defines success. They don't commemorate our long hours in the office, our promotions, or our sterling PowerPoint presentations as we relentlessly raced to climb up the career ladder. They are not about our resumes -- they are about cherished memories, shared adventures, small kindnesses and acts of generosity, lifelong passions, and the things that made us laugh. In this deeply personal book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritizing the demands of a career and raising two daughters -- of juggling business deadlines and family crises, a harried dance that led to her collapse and to her "aha moment." Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep, and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging, and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplace, and our lives. From the Hardcover edition.