Sheryl O’Loughlin is more than qualified to school the world about
entrepreneurship. She’s mentored students as the executive director at the Center for Entrepreneurial Studios at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She’s served as the CEO of Clif Bar, where she launched Luna Bars, the CEO of Plum Organics, and is currently the CEO of REBBL. However, it isn’t her jaw- dropping resume that takes “Killing It!” to the next level. It’s her passion and her vulnerability. Sheryl opens up about the many struggles that she, and statistically, many other entrepreneurs must face, including her battle with anorexia. Her willingness to share her faults and mistakes sheds light on how to cope with the uphill battle of starting a business on a human-level. Now more than ever, startups are trending around the country and the world, and the guidance on building a company from scratch is extreme. Sheryl’s book “Killing It!” is not only a great read, it’s a crucial read to anyone with a passion, looking to solve a problem in an age where innovation is critical for our future.
Sheryl’s compassion and clear desire to help her reader not only grow a company, but save themselves from the panic, depression and heartbreak that often accompanies the journey, is what makes this book so unique. “Killing It!” grabs your attention from the vibrant yellow book cover all the way to the last page. Sheryl’s naturally dynamic personality shines onto the pages as her stories unfold. Each unique tale is chronicled to directly serve a point, making it easily applicable to real life situations. Her abundance of colorful anecdotes, which she uses to emphasize each piece of advice, are fast paced, exciting and most importantly, speak to the heart in a way that makes this book a great read for anyone who’s ever wanted to create something out of nothing, namely budding entrepreneurs. Her thoughtful reflections on the ups and downs of growing a business inspires a healthy and positive outlook for readers to take away- the of insider information that you can’t learn in school but is necessary for the success of the individual. She recollects her stories with such heart that the book is sure to touch more than just entrepreneurs. It’ll touch anyone who seeks a dream.