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As the founder of Mogul—praised by Sheryl Sandberg as the #1 millennial platform—Tiffany Pham created a global technology and media empire by the age of 27. As living proof that the old rules of success no longer apply, Tiffany writes the new rules for following your passions and forging your own path in an age of disruption.
Traditionally, the word “mogul” has been attributed to men. But Tiffany Pham has redefined it—now, when you Google the word, the top search result is the company she founded: Mogul. The platform enables millions of women, across 196 countries, to connect, share information, and access knowledge.
So how did a young woman—who arrived in the United States without speaking a word of English—turn a dream of connecting women into a fulfilling career and highly profitable company that has changed so many lives?
Tiffany chronicles her path to becoming one of the most successful entrepreneurs of her generation, and offers specific, actionable advice that covers everything from overcoming self-doubt, to pursuing side-hustles, to crushing it at life and work by over-delivering, all while remaining your authentic self. You will learn how to negotiate job promotions, secure and balance multiple career roles, hire and manage teams, and become a mogul yourself. The book also features strategies and insights from ten of the most powerful moguls worldwide, including Nina Garcia, Star Jones, and Rebecca Minkoff.
You Are A Mogul addresses the new reality that few of us will work for one company for our entire career and that there is no one straightforward formula for a “good life”—personally or professionally. To succeed, we have to be agile, flexible, and strategic. You Are A Mogul is an indispensable road map to the kind of life and career that is demanding and challenging—but also exciting and full of opportunities, if you know where to look.
Entrepreneur Pham delivers a slim, familiar guide to following one's dreams. As a child, Pham moved from Paris to Plano, Tex., with her family; she had to learn quickly how to be adaptable. Determined to succeed, she attended Yale and Harvard Business School and went on to found Mogul, a networking site for women. Aiming her advice at young women, Pham instructs her readers not to get discouraged by layoffs or other forms of rejection, but to follow their "big dreams" while retaining their "authentic selves." The goal she emphasizes is not acquiring wealth, but understanding and identifying a personal skillset and passion. The guide largely following stories from Pham's own life, such as her taking on the distribution of an indie film while still in business school is bolstered with stories from real-life "moguls," such as Elle magazine editor-in-chief Nina Garcia and Jen Welter, the first female NFL coach. While the advice is solid she urges readers to choose a supportive partner and seek out mentors and role models there's little new, and some "essentials" are unrealistic and unhealthy, such as her insistence on sleeping only four hours a night. Though well-intentioned, this book amounts to little more than brand extension.