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Hey boss lady, tell us how an anarchist becomes a CEO

We’ve shopped at Nasty Gal, the DTLA-based online clothier that sells $100 million annually of vintage and new threads like this

But after reading founder Sophia Amoruso’s memoir, #Girlboss, we’re obsessed--not just with the clothes but with Amoruso and her irreverent, savvy business sense. Here, a few tips from the dumpster-diving college dropout turned multimillionaire.

Face-to-face networking is overrated Self-described introvert Amoruso started selling clothes on eBay so she wouldn’t have to deal with people. Her networking took place online--and so can yours. Build a fab personal website, then link it to social media, and trawl connections on LinkedIn.

Vision boards are for wimps Amoruso believes magical symbols called sigils help you get what you want: Write down a goal, then turn the letters into a picture. Carry that symbol in your wallet--and let your subconscious do the rest. 

Sweat the small stuff In the beginning, Amoruso labored over affixing mailing labels to packages just so. That attention to detail is something she now uses as a bigwig CEO, from writing web copy to hiring. So have at least two other people proof your résumé and cover letter.

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