“I’m really fortunate to be in this place where I can’t quit and I can’t be fired.” - Sophia Amoruso in 2013
“I’m really fortunate to be in this place where I can’t quit and I can’t be fired.”
Almost two years ago to the day, NastyGal's Sophia Amoruso dropped that quote on stage at one of our PandoMonthly events in Los Angeles. But while Amoruso hasn't exactly "quit," she has left her job as CEO of a company she brought from a small, bootstrapped side-business on eBay to one of the hottest ecommerce companies in the world.
The move can be described either as evidence that she couldn't scale her CEO chops with the company or -- as Michael Carney and Sarah Lacy wrote today -- more proof that she's among the savviest entrepreneurs around.
Either way, her fireside chat is full of wisdom and inspiration for any entrepreneur who's ever been told she wasn't good enough. Watch below: