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Career Advice From Anna Wintour: Get Fired, Play Tennis

Driely S.
Driely S.

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A new book by British journalist Alastair Campbell will include sage advice from fashion's first lady, Anna Wintour—and thanks to an excerpt in the Sunday Times, you don't even have to buy it first. Among other things, Wintour suggests you get fired, like she was from Harper's Bazaar in 1975: "Everyone should get sacked at least once. It forces you to look at yourself...It is important to have setbacks, because that is the reality of life. Perfection doesn't exist."

Another key to success: play tennis! "I don't have a high-powered life out of work. I like to go to the country for the weekend with the kids and the dog and play tennis. I am very good at turning off."

In conclusion, all you need to succeed in fashion is to get fired and resign yourself to a life of playing tennis. Sounds pretty great, actually.