This week was the first week where I tested new waters and left my comfort zone and it led me to a job at J.Crew, my favorite fashion retail store. My blog is all pro entrepreneurship and working for yourself but its also pro self awareness and I know in this stage of my life I need to test the waters and work for companies I look up to. I admire J.Crew not just for the clothing they sell but I admire the CEO Mickey Drexler. I relate to Mickey because just like him I was born in a working class family, surviving paycheck to paycheck and making my way through the NYC public school system. The public school system in NYC honestly depends on the student. If the student works real hard, there are tremendous opportunities for advancement.
Anyways, Mickey is such an inspiration because he never received any special higher-level education yet he is on the director board of Apple and CEO of J.Crew. Mickey has transformed multiple companies into what they are today. The GAP, Old Navy, Bannana Republic, Anne Taylor were all companies Mickey impacted upon. When he took over J.Crew, the company was 750 million dollars in debt and now J.Crew profits have sky rocketed and also expanded internationally. Great Quality, Sticking to what people like, and going above and beyond for customers are policies that create successful businesses.
This post was me just talking about my admiration for the person who I’m going to work for. A man who grew up in the streets of the Bronx, went through the public school system, went to City College and University of Buffalo, and now is on the board of Apple and CEO of the greatest retail clothing chain. This just goes to show, you don’t need to go to Harvard, you can be a badass boss after going to Hofstra. IT'S NOT THE SCHOOL IT'S THE HUSTLE. Hopefully, one day I’ll be in the board of a huge company like Apple and be the CEO of my own company.....HUSTLIN.