First, Inc. senior writer Christine Lagorio-Chafkin interviews Sophia Amoruso, the founder of Nasty Gal, the author of #Girlboss, and the host of #Girlboss Radio on the Panoply Network. She talks about the origins of her fashion brand, how to self-educate as chief executive, and what she wishes she knew when she first started. Amoruso also catches us up on what she's doing now (hint: it involves a lot of wardrobe consultations for the new Netflix show based on her rags-to-riches story).
This week's Serious Business segment, which is sponsored by Salesforce, features a debate between Inc. editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan and Inc. senior editor Maria Aspan. They tackle whether entrepreneurship is a learned skill--or whether it requires certain traits that one is wired with from birth. In short: Are entrepreneurs born...or made?
Finally, in this week's Exit Interview segment, sponsored by Deloitte, serial entrepreneur Jon Sebastiani reveals how growing up in a Sonoma wine family led him to recognizing a hole in the market for dehydrated meat. In only a few years since hatching Krave Jerkey, he sold the snack company to The Hershey Company for an estimated $220 million. He spills how the deal went down--and what he's been up to since.
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