Catch up on this week’s industry chatter with these click-worthy links:
- Stella & Dot Founder Jessica Herrin began working two jobs at age 15, and it seems she has not slowed since. In an interview for The New York Times, the chief executive shared, inter alia, some early influences on her career, her hiring dictum (“hire missionaries, not mercenaries”), hard-earned management lessons and the advice she gives to aspiring entrepreneurs.
- Forbes featured an in-depth look at America’s so-called “sharing economy,” made up of independent contractors working for the likes of Uber and Airbnb, as well as direct selling companies. Despite a growing number of sharing economy entrepreneurs, particularly among the millennial demographic, outdated regulations have caused gridlock in the space as special interests make their case.
- Canada’s CBC News sat down to talk business with Amelia Warren, CEO of Epicure, who at age 24 took the helm at the healthy food and cookware company founded by her mother. Business in Vancouver magazine recently named Warren to its “Forty under 40” list of outstanding young professionals for her leadership of the Canadian direct selling company.
- Forbes also shared the story of Mary Kay Ash, Founder of Mary Kay Inc., in a look at one thing few people want to talk about when they talk about success. Spoiler: That thing is failure and adversity and learning to overcome it, as the widowed, middle-aged Ash did when she decided to launch her eponymous cosmetics company, now a $4 billion global enterprise.