Topic: Amanda Knox

Will Amanda Knox’s Maxim ‘Hot 100 List’ Ranking Hurt Her Career?

Will Amanda Knox's Maxim 'Hot 100 List' Ranking Hurt Her Career?

It’s been quite a year for Amanda Knox. Acquitted of the 2009 murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher in Italy after spending four years in prison, returning home to her family, being hounded by the press for one on one interview, landing a nearly $4 million book deal with HarperCollins, etc., Oh and she was voted one of Maxim’s 2012 Sexiest Women. What? Nothing like a good murder suspect who got acquitted to round off a list. But could this ranking hurt her future career?
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Amanda Knox Is Starting Her Career Off With A $4 Million Book Deal

Amanda Knox Is Starting Her Career Off With A $4 Million Book Deal

Not a bad way to start at all. Amanda Knox has agreed to a nearly $4 million book deal about her trial and imprisonment in Italy for the murder of her British roommate. The 24 year old signed the deal with HarperCollins and the still-untitled book is due out in early 2013. Knox is showing great career strategy by taking time before she wrote the book for the hype to die down and selecting a powerhouse of a negotiator with Robert Barnett, a lawyer who did book deals for the Clintons, George W. Bush and Barack Obama as well as a top-notch publishing house. More »

Amanda Knox Takes Her Next Career Move With Obama’s Book Agent

Amanda Knox Takes Her Next Career Move With Obama's Book Agent

After staying pretty quiet since her early October release from Italian prison after a court overturned her murder conviction, Amanda Knox has finally signed with a book agent. And not just any book agent. She has selected lawyer and literary agent Robert Barnett whose clients include President Barack Obama, Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton to name a few. Not too shabby Amanda. More »

The Afternoon Grind: Tips For Seeking Angel Funding

The Afternoon Grind: Tips For Seeking Angel Funding

• How to make surviving cancer easier from a patient. (The Hairpin)

• Could women have prevented the Penn State Scandal? (Double X)

• The best stem cell serums. (Truth In Aging)

• Advice on seeking angel funding. (Women 2.0)

• Are you sure you’re ready for kids? (HuffPost Women)

• Job skills learned from driving stick. (Daily Muse)

• What men find most attractive. (YourTango)

• This women chose plastic surgery over having a home. (The Frisky)

• Rules for snacking. (YouBeauty)

Amanda Knox needs self-defense to feel safe. (The Stir)

• Why you should always be creative. (Divine Caroline)

The Morning Grind: Co-Founders And Startups That Matter

The Morning Grind: Co-Founders And Startups That Matter

How women have grown in the past decade. (YouBeauty)

Works biggest cost. (HuffPost Women)

Dealing with a co-founder of the opposite sex. (Daily Muse)

Is plastic surgery right for you? (Third Age)

What kind of first impression do you make? (YourTango)

Herman Cain inspired ice cream. (The Frisky)

Make your own blouse. (The Hairpin)

How people are treated on Facebook. (Double X)

Creating startups that matter. (Women 2.0)

Amanda Knox about to make a great decision. (The Stir)

The most hilarious women right now. (Divine Caroline)

Amanda Knox May Have Already Discovered Her Career

Amanda Knox May Have Already Discovered Her Career

Yesterday we discussed that Amanda Knox needs to take control of her career by figuring out her strategy for dealing with the her sudden celebrity status. She seems to be doing a good job of figuring out the best way to capitalize on it, as it was reported that she is going to stay quiet for a few months before doing any official interviews. She can take this time to work on one of the many book deals she has been offered. But Knox may be too busy strategizing how to pursue a career to help people that have been wrongfully imprisoned. “I think there’s a new-found desire from her standpoint to really help people that have been wrongfully imprisoned. And she’s obviously experienced that and I think down the road, that’s probably what we’re going to see,” said her father Kurt Knox on The Today Show. More »

Now Amanda Knox Has To Take Control Of Her Career

Now Amanda Knox Has To Take Control Of Her Career

Amanda Knox has been given a second chance at life and now we get to see what she does with it. Our sister BlissTree reminded us that she will have a lot of mental health issues to deal with after this whole ordeal but she will also have to deal with a lot of business choices. Amanda is a media sensation right now and will be able to sell her story, for quite a lot of money, but what kind of strategy does she need so she doesn’t just have nine seconds of fame? More »