Book ordered! Excited to join in the conversation.
I bought the audio version so I could listen to and from work. Looking forward to this book club and discussions that stem off it.
My colleague said that she listens to all her "business" books via audio. So smart!
By when would you like this portion completed? Need to work it into my other reading
Haha whenever you have it done My team at work is meeting next Wednesday. I will post the conversation questions/topics after that! But feel free to read at your own pace. Like I said, I don't need to lead discussions, I'd love if everybody contributed their own thoughts in their own time.
Also, a friend told me that they are making a Netflix series out of the book! So keep that in mind as you're reading Netflix Orders Sophia Amoruso’s ‘#Girlboss’ to Series (EXCLUSIVE) | Variety
In an effort to keep things organized, though, I'm going to copy and paste the comments here. Feel free to respond on either thread, but I will try to remember to post on this discussion moving forward.
Sorry on the delay here! I know I'm a week late. The next chapters we'll read are ch 4-7. I'm planning on meeting with my group at work on September 14, but feel free to discuss on this thread if you're jumping ahead in the book!
Here are the topics we discussed about the first 3 chapters of the book:
- How do you define success? Who holds you accountable for your success?
- xii: She says “The older I get, the less confident I become. There’s simply more to lose.” Do you ever feel that way? When do you feel most confident?
- xiii: Managing up and having discussions with people you “assume are self-aware adults that can manage themselves.”
- 12: do you feel like you have an obligation to be successful? Do you believe in role models? Who are your role models?
- 14: What does “feminism” mean to you? It's often considered a "dirty" word, but what is it, really?
- 15: Do you have anything in your life that others see as a “disadvantage” that you use to your advantage?
- 29: What are things in your life (professional or personal) that people have tried to teach you, but you’ve just had to learn on your own? What are things that you’d consider yourself a “master” of that are self-taught?
- 34-35: Sophia Amaruso says that, for 2 years, she did nothing but work on Nasty Gal from her studio. Have you ever gotten so engrossed in something that you eat, sleep, dream, breathe it?
- 60: What path led you to where you are now in your career? What kind of jobs have held your attention, or not? What makes your current job (or your dream job) fulfilling?
- 63: She says, “There are secret opportunities hidden inside every failure” … do you have any examples of this in your life?