Entrepreneurship is not only a career choice, it’s a way of life and a state of mind. The early stages of any venture will bring us face to face with issues that can help us and our businesses evolve in unexpected ways.
The beginnings of endeavors are often lost to history, which leaves an important phase of any entrepreneurial story untold. The lessons we learn, the habits we form, and the strength we gain during that time is all-important to our contribution over time. It’s a period of questioning, searching and experimentation, teaching us how to navigate the first steps of this arduous but life changing adventure.
On Starting Somewhere is an account of entrepreneurship during the difficult but wonderful time before success.
Targeted Age Group:: 25+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Coming from a background in the fashion industry, which teaches a pretty insular formula on how to build a business, I was never exposed to the concept of entrepreneurship. When I finally accepted that a traditional ready-to-wear wholesale business model wasn’t working for my product, first I freaked out a bit, but then I put on my startup hat and looked outside of fashion to begin restructuring my business model.
At that time I felt compelled to seek out peers who had built businesses by approaching old industries in creative new ways. It meant taking the risk of stepping out of the path from the
On Starting Somewhere is about those all or nothing moments, and why we do what we do. Entrepreneurship is about problem solving and evolving, which applies to our lives just as much as to our careers. To realize that the two reinforce each other symbiotically is really empowering, which is what I try to get across through the book. Once an entrepreneur, in work as in life, you just can’t imagine living any other way.
About the Author:
Lee Starkweather Anderson is a writer and designer currently living and working in Paris. Through her writing, Lee addresses business practices, entrepreneurship and creative industries, the mergence of fashion and technology, and sustainability in the fashion industry. Lee graduated from Parsons, the New School for design with a BFA in Fashion Design and has a background in high-end ready-to-wear design and in journalism.
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