I could immediately feel Stacy's passion when reading this book - it was one I didn't realize how badly I needed it. As an entrepreneur, I know how difficult it can be and related all too well to the content of this book. I found her positive approach so refreshing and inspiring!
The author is very good at drawing from her own experiences and making them a lesson people can learn from.
The author speaks to the process that occurs in business of building, visioning, storytelling.
I enjoyed the insights and stories of the journey of building a business.
I loved the walk through of how to start a business from beginning to end. I am in the midst of starting my first business and being able to read someone else’s highs and lows really inspired me!
This book was a DNF for me. I think the title and synopsis of this book lead to me to think it would be covering a different kind of topic, but its focus was elsewhere a lot of the time. I appreciate having the opportunity to read and review this book, it just wasn't a great fit for me.
I feel like Embracing Calm in the Chaos is the wrong title for this book. This book is more memoir meets how to build a business but has little to do with finding calm in the chaos as a central theme. The synopsis says, “Readers will learn how to: be a mogul in the making, embrace the call in the chaos, see the endless possibilities, create success in many forms, find the light at the end of the tunnel, and be unstoppable.
I find these descriptions vague and I don’t think is a good representation of what the book is focused on. It was heavily focused on the timeline of her launching a business with some personal moments shared throughout. If you are interested in the story of how a woman in the fashion industry built her business and brand, this may be for you. As for the general public, I’m not sure there is much to glean from this one.
Thank you for the ARC, I appreciated the opportunity to give this one a chance.
Boy meets girl Stacy Igel, tells her story from starting her business to right now. The brand how it developed and grew. How all through her brand development Stacy has stood strongly to her beliefs and by her brand values and principles including working with other brands that have a match.
The highs the lows pure grit and determination of getting a business off the ground to growing into an internationally recognised brand with strong ethics and collaborations.
The end of the story finishes with insights from entrepreneurs Stacey has met and worked with along the way giving more great insights into the vast world of business.
While full of positivity, I struggled a bit to relate to the author as a lot of the content was “as a fashion designer” and “when I designed” and “when I worked at.” I didn’t have a family that told me anything was possible or other opportunities. I just kept feeling like I was not on the same path or even close. Her experiences definitely shaped her outcomes. To be fair, I love the positive messages but the ability to take risks and follow dreams differs a lot if your essential needs aren’t met. I was looking for more of a book about leader ship and entrepreneurship than a memoir. I wish the appendix interviews were more of a focus inside the book. There is some really great advice in there! Although the concepts are interesting, it was a bit light on actionable feedback to be considered a business book to me. Still it was interesting, but more and personal account of being successful in the fashion industry. This book definitely leans strongly towards female audiences.
Just the book I needed.
I have been searching for a practical, helpful guidebook which would actually help in collaboration and staying connected with people as per my professional requirements.
This is just the right guidebook.
Friendly and easily accessible in its writing and presentation, the book is composed of fourteen helpful yet short chapters which has different tips and tricks to guide influencers, beginners as well as anyone looking to build connections and be able to figure out how to communicate effectively.
Reads like a memoir and talks to you like a close trusted friend. This book is just the perfect balance of guide and trustworthy advice.
Check out for the points towards the end of each chapter. Considering each point will help you figure out a lot of things quite easily and effectively.
Thank you, HarperCollins Leadership, for the advance reading copy.