Are you in it for the long haul or are you only interested in building a business for short-term gains and profit via the magical “buy out”? This is a great question and I had a similar question posed to me by one of my colleagues in regards to Tony Hsieh. It was a fair question. He had heard a little about Tony and he wondered if he would want to work for him.
If you have not seen this interview yet, it is definitely worth watching. Tony talks about his book and what makes Zappos so amazing. Have you read “Delivering Happiness” (amazon affiliate link) yet? If so, what did think about the book? Has it changed your thinking about your career or business?
Yesterday, I wrote about my initial impressions of Tony Hsieh’s new book, “Delivering Happiness” and I focused on the first two-thirds of the book. Today, I’d like to take a few minutes to wrap up this review with a look at the last section which puts focus back on the reader. This book is unlike [...]
Business writing is changing and I hope that it doesn’t go unnoticed by corporations, authors and publishers. There is a valuable lesson to be learned here. I first noticed it when I read “rework” by Jason Fried And the 37signals team. Delivering Happiness is the second example. What are these authors doing that is so special? They are humanizing business writing and their efforts are redefining what it means to build a successful business.
The winner of the free copy of Tony Hsieh’s new book, “Delivering Happiness,” is Scott. Thanks to all of those who participated. You had some remarkable ideas about changing corporate cultures!
Tomorrow morning will be your last opportunity to win a free copy of Tony Hsieh’s new book, “Delivering Happiness.” Simply fill in your mailing information on this form. I have been reading my copy of Tony’s book and have thoroughly enjoyed it so far. It is extremely different from most business book that I have [...]
Here’s the scope. Tony Hsieh and the Zappo’s team recently held a contest where bloggers could sign up to receive an advanced copy of “Delivering Happiness.” Last Friday, I got home from work and discovered a package on my front door step. Inside was not one but two copies of Tony’s book – one for me to read and review, another for me to give away. Wow! Once again, the Zappo’s team wowed me.
I have blogged about Zappos several times now. They are an amazing company. I have made several purchases from them in the past and every experience has wowed me.
More importantly, they are a great company to learn from. Tony and his team are hard at work creating a company culture that should be the envy of all other corporations.