Lessons of a Lipstick Queen by Poppy King Lessons of a Lipstick Queen: Finding and Developing the Great Idea That Can Change Your Life, by Poppy King [Atria Books, 2008], will inspire anyone starting a business or help you recharge if you have lost a business and you’re starting over. “This is the rise-and-fall-and-rise-again story of Poppy King, a young Australian entrepreneur who began a lipstick-only manufacturing company at age 18. It’s told in a series of more than 60 lessons (repeated at the end of each chapter), interspersed with “My Story” monologues, covering every conceivable business question from “Where do I start?” to “How do I find financial partners?” Learn about her successful cold call to a Barney’s cosmetics buyer, her commonsense approach to marketing and public relations, and her do-it-again attitude as she loses her company and starts another venture, Lipstick Queen. Don’t expect facts, figures, statistics, or even lists of resources. Do expect to get engaged, to laugh, and to be inspired by the ups and downs of Business Life 101.” Booklist, April 2008.

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