August 12, 2013

Do Cool Sh*t by Miki Agrawal

Do Cool Sh*t by Miki Agrawal is the book to kick your motivation into gear to start that business you have always dreamed of. If you don’t know what you could do, this book can help focus your interests into something you could possibly turn into a business, if you are inspired enough to do so.

Book Description
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 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!"” – Do Cool Sh*t

My Thoughts
Do Cool Sh*t is a very good motivational tool for people who want to start a business of any type. Although the author’s experiences are detailed often throughout the book, she also does an excellent job of giving advice, tips, and more to help the readers learn how to do it for themselves too.

Miki Agrawal’s experience in the business world can teach us beginners a lot about it – without having to make the mistakes some people do. Learn how to talk to new people, and make real connections with people besides blindly networking with professionals. Find out how you can start your business on a small budget, and then expand it with investors who have a real interest in seeing you and your company succeed.

Consider this book your personal invitation to start the career you’ve always wanted. I highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of Do Cool Sh*t, Harper, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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