Here is my book review of Do Cool Sh*t by Miki Agrawal. I put this book on my holiday wishlist after interviewing Miki on my podcast in 2018. I received this book for Christmas and I brought it with me on our cabin weekend last weekend. I devoured the book in one evening and one day and loved the easy takeaways that I got from the author.
In Do Cool Sh*t, serial social entrepreneur, angel investor, and all-around cool sh*t**–**doer Miki Agrawal shows how to start a successful company—from brainstorming to raising money to getting press without any connections—all while having a meaningful life!
With zero experience and no capital, Miki Agrawal opened WILD, a farm-to-table pizzeria in New York City and Las Vegas, partnered up in a children’s multimedia company called Super Sprowtz, and launched a patented high-tech underwear business called THINX.
Miki has seen significant growth in her businesses. She pulls back the curtain of how you can live out loud, honor your hunches, and leave nothing on the table.
Whether you’re a student with big aspirations or an experienced professional looking for new opportunities, Do Cool Sh*t will open your eyes, make you laugh, and give you the confidence to quit your day job, start your own business, and live happily ever after.
Do Cool Sh*t features a foreword by Tony Hsieh, the founder of Zappos.
My favourite chapters following her story is how she goes about meeting friends, approaching people from a business perspective, how to test a business idea, promoting a new business and looking for problems to fix so that you can provide solutions people need.
My favourite story that I suggested my husband actually use to promote his new gym is the pizza box idea you’ll read about in the book. I love Miki’s grassroots, on the ground mindset she used to create success in her business. It’s a great lesson to remind us to step away from behind the computer and connect with people as we build businesses in this world.