Anna Akbari, PhD is a sociologist, entrepreneur, and writer. She is the founder of Sociology of Style, an image and life coaching company, and a partner in HVCK, a Silicon Valley innovation consultancy. Her new book, Startup Your Life: Hustle and Hack Your Way To Happiness, teaches people to enhance happiness and success by embracing an entrepreneurial mindset and living their lives like a Silicon Valley startup. A former instructor at New York University and Parsons School of Design, she is a frequent speaker and media personality and has written for and been featured by Forbes, CNN, The Atlantic, The Economist, Financial Times, TED, Bulletproof Executive, TIME, and dozens more. Follow her thoughts and global wanderings on Twitter and Instagram.