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Sophia Christina Amoruso is an American businesswoman. Amoruso was born in San Diego, California and moved to Sacramento, California after High school, soon after relocating to San Francisco.
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Delivering Happiness
A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
Tony Hsieh - 2010-06-07
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Discover how to make your company a success by prioritizing employee happiness and creating a unique company culture. Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares the secrets behind the online retailer's billion-dollar success, from encouraging personal growth to making customer service everyone's responsibility. In "Delivering Happiness," you'll learn the lessons Hsieh has gleaned from his experiences in business and life, from a worm farm to a pizza business to Zappos and beyond. A #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, this book proves that happiness and success go hand in hand.
Sophia Amoruso
RIP, Tony Hsieh. As a young entrepreneur in the ECommerce space, you inspired me before DTC was even a term. You were one of the only people I can say that I truly admired. Your book inspired so much of #Girlboss. It’s a sad say.      source
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Venture Deals
Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist
Brad Feld - 2011-08-02
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Learn how to take your startup to the next level with this comprehensive guide on the intricacies of venture capital deals. Written by the co-founders of the Foundry Group, a venture capital firm focused on early-stage information technology companies, this book covers everything from negotiating strategies to legal considerations. The fully updated edition even includes new chapters on relevant topics such as ICOs and hiring an investment banker. If you're looking to become the ultimate insider on venture capital structure and strategy, this book is a must-have resource.
Sophia Amoruso
When I went to raise venture capital I read this book. And I was like, you know, I've raised $70 million so I guess I figured that out.      source
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No Man's Land
Where Growing Companies Fail
Doug Tatum - 2008-12-30 (first published in 2007)
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Navigating the transition from a small startup to a larger company comes with its own unique challenges. No Man's Land explores this critical period, offering valuable guidance for emerging businesses. Author Doug Tatum provides essential navigational rules and real-world case studies of both successful and failed companies. Perfect for any entrepreneur facing the daunting task of taking their business to the next level.
Sophia Amoruso
Really good.      source
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The Richest Man in Babylon
George S. Clason - 2002-01-01 (first published in 1926)
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Discover the secrets to personal wealth and prosperity in this timeless classic. Through Babylonian parables, this book teaches the vital principles of financial planning and thrift, presented in simple and inspiring language. With over two million copies sold, it's a celebrated bestseller that will guide you towards a lifetime of financial security and happiness.
Sophia Amoruso
100 years later all the advice still holds up, which I find really great.      source
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Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties
Translations and Considerations
Rainer Maria Rilke - 1994-02-17 (first published in 1975)
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Discover a mini-anthology of poetry and prose by Rainer Maria Rilke on love and other difficult topics. John J. L. Mood has compiled Rilke's strongest work, including commentary and passages from letters that reveal his profound understanding of human relationships and spirituality. These passionate and sensitive poems explore themes of life, death, growth, and transformation, with a focus on grasping what is most difficult and turning it into something trustable.
Sophia Amoruso
Just great.      source