Sophia Amoruso


Sophia 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. Amoruso founded Nasty Gal, a women's fashion retailer, which went on to be named one of "the fastest growing companies" by Inc. Magazine in 2012. In 2016, she was named one of the richest self-made women in the world by Forbes.

Book Recommendations

Venture Deals

by Brad Feld, Jason Mendelson

When I went to raise venture capital there’s one called – I think it’s something like How to be Smarter than your Venture Capitalist. Like literally something like that and I liked that. And I was like, you know, I've raised $70 million so I guess I figured that out.

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The Richest Man in Babylon

by George S. Clason

So the book that I've gifted most to other people is The Richest Man in Babylon, which I talk about in Girl Boss. And it was written like 100 years ago and it’s written as though it was written in biblical times or something ... And it’s something that anyone can read and understand. It’s like a one hour or two hour read, it’s the tiniest little book. And 100 years later all the advice still holds up, which I find really great.

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No Man's Land

by Doug Tatum

And there was a book called no Man’s Land that I thought was really good. It was about just that period of time where you’re too small to be big and you’re too big to be small. And most people hire middle management but middle management have never seen the top. So then you hire more senior management. And I've done that and even that’s challenging. So I mean, there’s no silver bullet but reading other people – reading about other peoples’ experiences of growing and struggling with scaling a business always makes you feel better.

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