Bestselling author and financial powerhouse-in-the-making Nicole Lapin unveils her latest cheeky release, Boss Bitch.
From Northwestern valedictorian to New York Times bestselling author, Nicole Lapin shares her secrets to making it in the business world.
How did Nicole Lapin, a self-described “moneyphobic mattress stuffer,” become a New York Times-bestselling finance guru? In 2004, as a Northwestern undergrad (and future valedictorian), the journalism major talked her way into a job reporting from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. “I was 18 and went to this broadcasting company and was like, ‘I love business news’—completely lying,” admits Lapin. Now a CNBC and Bloomberg alum, cohost of the CW’s Hatched, and author of hit book Rich Bitch, Lapin has just released her second tome, Boss Bitch, a 12-step plan for getting your career together aimed at helping young women avoid having to fake business literacy like she did.
Beyond driven: “I got my start in broadcasting [at] 15 at my local cable access station. I thought, ‘If I can say “Nicole Lapin, CNN,” before I die, I’ll die a happy woman.’ And I got there when I was 21.”
Windy beginnings: “Chicago is everything to me. It’s where I got into business news.”
Goals for 2017: “This is the year of the side hustle—whether it’s in the shared economy, like Uber and Airbnb, or something you can do to incubate your passion.”
Making mistakes: “I love talking about my failures and embarrassing stories more than anything else—those are always more instructional.” Barnes & Noble, 1130 N. State St., 312-280-8155