#1558 Anna Wintour is awesome, recommends getting fired

Anna Wintour with Grace Coddington at Chanel Couture.

Anna Wintour is a woman after my own heart. Speaking to a group of budding editors at a conference put on by Teen Vogue this weekend past, she said:

“I worked for American Harper’s Bazaar… they fired me. I recommend that you all get fired, it’s a great learning experience.”

Speaking from experience as someone who has been fired, I can honestly say it was the best thing that ever happened to my career (though I didn’t necessarily know it at the time). Like Ms Wintour says – you should all give it a go. Nothing puts a rocket under your chair like being walked to the door while carrying all your personal belongings in a cardboard box.


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  1. says

    Hi Isaac!
    As someone who has been recently fired, I just want to hear/read your advice on how to figure out the next move and how to land other jobs with that information on your record. Any tips will be really appreciated!

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