Do Cool Sh*t: Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business, and Live Happily Ever After Hardcover – Aug 6 2013
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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)
From the Back Cover
An inspiring, irreverent manifesto for those seeking to blaze their own path to entrepreneurship and find fulfillment and happiness through bold action and big ideas
Have you ever wondered if it's possible to make a career out of something you love? Or how to march through life with a purpose and get the most out of every second? Miki Agrawal, entrepreneur, angel investor, and cool-sh*t-doer, has figured it out. Here Miki shares her own 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.
In Do Cool Sh*t, Miki shows you how to start your own business, fund it on a shoestring budget, convene the perfect group to brainstorm your business plan, test your product, get great (free) press coverage, and more—all while living a life you're proud of.
Miki pulls back the curtain to reveal how you can live out loud, honor your hunches, and leave nothing on the table. She reminds you that it's cool to care and be excited about ideas and to be proactive; it's cool to mess up; it's cool to work your ass off on something that is meaningful to you; and it's cool to keep trying when the odds are stacked against you. Whether you're about to graduate from college and are wondering what the heck you want to do with your life, or you are in a dead-end job, dreaming about starting your own business, Do Cool Sh*t will make you open your eyes, laugh out loud, and shout, "I can do that!"See all Product Description
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While a little self-promotional, Miki does offer some good points on taking first steps, and challenges readers to ask questions that will lead them in the right direction of developing their brand and business. She describes her journey to opening her restaurant, with nothing but an idea and a few connections that she strongly takes advantage of. Her success is a completely unique situation, and I don't know if repeating the steps that she suggests would really work for any other market or situation than her own...
I read the book cover to cover, however I could have done without the last 100 pages or so. Miki attempts to provide readers with health, fitness, and love advice. She holds no credibility in these areas, aside from what has "worked for her" - which is completely specific to her unique circumstances and would not serve much help to general population. It feels like reading "filler" material, which actually made the first half of the book feel slightly less impact-ful.
As previous people said, the book seemed quite self promotional, and is VERY unique to her own experiences. In some cases, it seemed too good to be true. Again, a new grad or young professional could gain some value from this, but I personally could not.
Most recent customer reviews
It's more about the author and her story, than a book about "how". Got bored reading it. Skipped a few chapters... And skipped the parts about her story. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sophie
This book is an easy weekend read. Miki walks you through her experiences (and there have been a lot of them) while providing helpful anecdotes for aspiring entrepreneurs or those... Read morePublished on April 22 2014 by Zach Anderson
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