Book Review: Delivering Happiness – A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose. By Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos.
-By Eclipse’s Kristine Lee
Red Bull addicted, poker lover and raver enthusiast are just some of the characteristics that describe Tony Hsieh. Oh yeah… And, brilliant entrepreneur that founded a $1.2 billion dollar company that was recently sold to Amazon named Zappos. www.zappos.com
“Delivering Happiness” is an honest look at Tony’s struggles and successes growing up. From being an 8 year old boy, trying to start a worm farm, to a young entrepreneur fresh out of Harvard who strikes fortune through the development of Link Exchange – Tony has proven to inspire.
With little help from his peers, Tony has created an honest and inspiring business book for entrepreneurs, students and business people alike. Tony’s path to developing a corporate culture at Zappos that he can call home is like no other. Definitely worth the read if you’re looking for a good business book that is filled with great examples of personal stories.
I’d also like to thank Tony for sending me two free copies of his book to review before hard copy distribution. Brilliant marketing tactic – I look forward to reading the other blog reviews!
Paying It Forward: Win a Free Copy!
I was given this book for free, so it’s only natural that I pay it forward. Here’s what I propose … Tell us what you think makes a great corporate culture. The first local person to respond via blog commentary gets a free copy of the book!
Don’t just trust my opinion, if you want other good reasons to check out this book, read Tony’s top 10 list.
Or, read what the pros are saying:
– Lance Armstrong, Author of Comeback 2.0: Up Close and Personal, seven time winner of the Tour de France
“This book is awesome. How Tony and Zappos grew to $1 billion in gross revenue in 10 years is just the beginning. From fundraising to finding happiness, from actual e-mails to checklists, it covers it all. Intensely personal and intensely practical. ”
–Anthony Robbins, Author of Unlimited Power and Awaken the Giant Within
“Delivering Happiness is a glimpse into the mind of one of the most remarkable business leaders of our time. Like its author, the book is authentic, oddly original, doesn’t take itself too seriously—yet delivers a potent message. Weaving together history, personal philosophy, and insights from one of the most intriguing companies in world, Delivering Happiness works on the mind, the heart, and the soul. This book needs to be read by anyone who takes the happiness of other people seriously.”
Has anyone else received a free copy of this great read sent to them directly from Tony at Zappos? If so, we’d love to hear from you!