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By Tony Hsieh | Comments: ( 333 ) | Date: ( Jan 20, 2020 )

1 NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLERPay brand new employees 2,000 to quitMake customer service the responsibility of the entire company not just a departmentFocus on company culture as the 1 priorityApply research from the science of happiness to running a businessHelp employees grow both personally and professionallySeek to change the worldOh, and make m 1 NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLERPay brand new employees 2,000 to quitMake customer service the responsibility of the entire company not just a departmentFocus on company culture as the 1 priorityApply research from the science of happiness to running a businessHelp employees grow both personally and professionallySeek to change the worldOh, and make money too .Sound crazy It s all standard operating procedure at Zappos, the online retailer that s doing over 1 billion in gross merchandise sales annually After debuting as the highest ranking newcomer in Fortune magazine s annual Best Companies to Work For list in 2009, Zappos was acquired by in a deal valued at over 1.2 billion on the day of closing.In DELIVERING HAPPINESS, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares the different lessons he has learned in business and life, from starting a worm farm to running a pizza business, through LinkExchange, Zappos, and Fast paced and down to earth, DELIVERING HAPPINESS shows how a very different kind of corporate culture is a powerful model for achieving success and how by concentrating on the happiness of those around you, you can dramatically increase your own.To learn about the book, go to deliveringhappinessbook.

  • Title: Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
  • Author: Tony Hsieh
  • ISBN: 9781607882312
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Audiobook

About Author:

Tony Hsieh

In 1999, at the age of twenty four, Tony Hsieh pronounced Shay sold LinkExchange, the company he cofounded, to Microsoft for 265 million He then joined Zappos as an adviser and investor, and eventually became CEO He helped Zappos grow from almost nothing to over 1 billion in gross merchandise sales annually, while simultaneously making Fortune magazine s annual Best Places to Work For list Hsieh currently lives in Las Vegas and sort of has a cat.

Comments Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

  • Otis Chandler

    Tony Hsieh has some nerve suggesting that he built a billion dollar company in pursuit of happiness. But the surprising thing is I actually think he's onto something. Something that cuts through a lot of corporate BS and really makes sense. Tony's thesis is basically that, whatever our intermediate goals in life are (get your dream job, make a lot of money, find the right girl, etc), our ultimate goal is simply to be happy. And what's more, (this is the key), happiness in life has to come from y [...]

  • Yodamom

    AudiobookNarration- excellent, various speakersI loved this story the unique way they developed this wonderful company. Their moto, respect for each other and love of their customers is something I wish more businesses would aim for. They risked it all, they believed and they won the golden ring but they aren't relying on that ring to carry them, they are always striving for being better. There are amazing firsts, and fumbling fails but never a giving up or giving in.I loved following the path o [...]

  • Korrina(OwlCrate)

    One of the best books about business, and personal happiness, I've ever read. I found it so inspiring and I can't wait to use what I've learned with OwlCrate. To anyone out there who owns a business, big or small, I highly recommend you read this.

  • Patti

    I haven’t read many business books, but when the “Delivering Happiness’ bus came to my workplace, I received a free copy, so I thought I’d give it a try.I understand that this isn’t a ‘tell all’ or an autobiography, but what you get is a scrubbed clean Channel One telling of how to succeed in business without really trying. In a time when many people are anything but happy in their workplaces, I found the book to be more of a guide to start a Fraternity, except without any mention [...]

  • Ryan Kent

    Nice and honest account of Tony Hsieh's history. I'm not sure how much of his success I account for his 'genius', or simply his being in the right place at the right time. I wonder if his devotion to Zappos was really based on his gut instinct that the company would succeed, or if that is a story he has told himself to cover the fact that he was simply desperate to have it work since all of the other efforts he had funded had failed and he had wasted his riches on partying and 'finding himself'. [...]

  • Cori Reed

    Korrina gave Sally, Crystal and I copies of this book after Christmas, urging us to read it as a little homework to become inspired for 2018.I have never read a business book before because, well, I've never really had the cause. Delivering Happiness was definitely an interesting look at customer service and working for and creating a company you believe in, which, YAY! I certainly feel that way about OwlCrate.As much as Tony Shieh's life was unique and interesting to read about, my only qualm i [...]

  • Nguyen Linh Chi

    WOW. This is the most candid and informal business book I have ever read. It is stupendous from Tony left his $41000-per-year job at Oracle to he started his first company, LinkExchange, from LinkExchange was acquired by Microsoft to Tony left it because of feeling unmotivated, from Zappos' combination of drop-shipping and selling inventory products to a well-establishment of warehousing system, from Zappos' hardship in finance and warehouses to its profit of $1 billion for less than 10 years, f [...]

  • John Cass

    I'm not sure that Mr. Hsieh really knew what he was doing most of the time. He was obviously quite young when he enjoyed his initial success with LinkExchange, and it's hard to tell wether or not there was ever any sound basis for the decisions he made.I liked his ideas on 'Ask Anything', and how a business should be obsessed with its customers in order to remain successful over the long term. The book also provides some interesting insights as to what it was like to start one's career right at [...]

  • Reid

    I was already pretty familiar with many of the more unique aspects of Zappos' customer service-oriented culture, which may be why I wasn't blown away by this abbreviated history of the company. Hsieh front-loads the reader right off the bat by warning you that the book is a vague autobiography and company history and business manifesto, but it still feels like it glosses over all three. The most interesting revelations about Zappos' founding and development was how close Zappos (and Hsieh himsel [...]

  • Jacob Mclaws

    I like that Tony Hsieh is so straight forward about what he writes. It makes it easy to follow the story of his founding Link Exchange and then running Zappos. This isn't a groundbreaking book and the existential stuff at the end is a bit overkill for a book like this, but I appreciate the intent and I think all in all this is a great story of a entrepreneurial hustler that had some good team building habits.Thought experiments I want to do occasionally:When he gets offered $20 million dollars f [...]

  • Laura

    Recommended by Kate Burgess at FulfillNet.Easy read. Some takeaways:- Pg. 65 "Don't play games that you don't understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them."- Pg. 136 "Ask Anything" idea. Employees are encouraged to send an email and ask any question they want. The anonymous questions and answers are compiled each month and emailed to the entire company.- Pg. 149 Re: the Culture Book"if someone asked you to recite your corporate values or mission statement without looki [...]

  • Srikanth Krishnamurthy

    Delivering Happiness begins like an autobiography of the author ( one of the successful entrepreneurs ) Mr.Tony Hsieh. I felt the first section from the way he described his childhood trying to explore different business opportunities he undertook wasn’t much pulsating. It was a great comeback in the second and third sections of the book which delivered not only happiness but also many other ingredients such as motivation, passion , inspiration, core values and so forth at its best. He sets a [...]

  • Davy

    I've been on a kick with reading these leadership books I was supposed to read anywhere from 2-5 years ago. I knew going into this that Zappos, as an property, has been able to maintain their own culture and operate fairly independently from . This was a good story of how Tony started this entrepreneurial ways, as early as in his early childhood trying to sell punk buttons to people, to starting a shoe business from scratch. From interviews, I've always found Tony to be a fun and easy-going guy [...]

  • Sách Chuyền Tay

    Mình đọc bản tiếng Việt của cuốn sách này ở Miki, tuy nhiên phải khẳng định “Tỉ Phú Bán Giày” không truyền tải đủ lí do tại sao tác giả Tony Hsieh (CEO Zappos) chọn tiêu đề “Delivering Happiness” cho quyển sách. Giải thích thế nào nhỉ? Thực ra, tiêu đề của sách là 1 cách chơi chữ của công ty của Tony. Zappos không chỉ “giao hàng” cho bạn, mà họ có một sứ mệnh lớn lao hơn nhiều là [...]

  • Benjamin

    I enjoyed reading about the story of Tony Hsieh and Zappos here more than anywhere else because of the way he tells the story. He openly admits he's not the perfect writer, but I definitely agree with some other reviewers here that it makes the story seem much more personable and believable. Although there were some positions he maintains I disagree with, the fact-of-the-matter way he talks about his background and his eventual work with Zappos makes him seem like a person who really is striving [...]

  • Shannon *Eboni Scarlett* Holliday

    I am absolutely blown away by this book! Tony Hsieh (pronounced Shay) the CEO of Zappos spoke to my passion to encourage businesses to forefront and drive customer service within their organizational culture which essentially is the brand. This book makes clear the importance of running a business from the bottom to top as opposed to the traditional iron clad top to bottom structure. By sharing with the world the cohesion that existed between Tony, colleagues and employees within the company thr [...]

  • Santhosh

    It takes immense courage to write an autobiography. This is a must read book which I will suggest anyone who has the habit of reading. The book is all about business. When I mean business, I mean Customer service. Starting companies with big ideas won’t go good unless we provide dedicated customer service. An innovative idea called Link Exchange, transformed his life into a millionaire. One thing I understood from he not selling the Link exchange to Jerry is - Do not settle for less than what [...]

  • Ned

    This book is part autobiography of Tony Hsieh, part expository of Zappos's company culture, and part philosophy of happiness. With the author's straightforward and reveal-all (less M&A; benefit of the doubt: legal reasons?) writing style, this combination somehow works and makes for an enjoyable read/reflection.

  • Loy Machedo

    I remember when the book ‘Twilight’ was out. You know – Twilight, that werewolf, vampire and girly romantic book?Now please, before you insult my pea-sized intelligence by assuming that I purchased this book to read it – Let me remind you, I am NOT a lover of fictional material. In fact – I HATE fiction!That too, nonsensical, childish, immature love stories. So, as I was saying, When the book ‘Twilight’ was out, my ex-girl friend - who in fact never the slightest inclination to rea [...]

  • Samantha

    It's not often that I sit down and devour an entire book in one day, but today I read Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos') new book 'Delivering Happiness' cover to cover.Some of my favorite classes in college were the Entrepreneurship classes I took through the Wellesley/Olin/Babson consortium. Not only were we given hands on assignments that had us creating our own businesses, but we were also introduced to a large reading list of inspirational books, and perhaps most importantly we encouraged to contin [...]

  • Brian

    I received this book as a gift from Mr. Yufei Wang thanking me for editing his application essays for Business School and turning them into something legible. I can safely say that while Yufei may never become a successful CEO millionaire, he at least writes better than one.There are numerous flaws in Mr. Hsieh's conclusions about his life and business ethics (most of which were eaten by a crashed PC just moments ago). Survivorship bias clouds almost all of the book (this man blew through his pe [...]

  • Jennifer

    Wow, I loved this book! I've probably had it since it first came out in 2010, but finally decided to try the first chapter since I've been reading a lot of fiction lately and thought it was time for some non-fiction. I was surprised that it immediately became hard to put down. The first part is mostly autobiographical, and Tony Hsieh shares several enjoyable and humorous stories about various entrepreneurial enterprises he got involved in in his youth to make money. He also covers starting LinkE [...]

  • Lena

    Zappos' CEO Tony Hsieh has some interesting things to say about business. In Delivering Happiness, a book that is part memoir and part business development story, Tony shares the lessons he's learned from a lifetime of trying to figure out how to make money and the unexpected places that journey ultimately led him.The first part of the book covers Tony's personal history, including his first childhood attempts at turning a profit, his college restaurant efforts, and his co-founding of LinkExchan [...]

  • Jay Baron

    My first dabble into the world of feel-good hippie business books. I've heard a lot of good things about Zappos, and since I've recently been trying to drive a higher purpose into my own customer service career I figured it may be a good time to start checking into some of these motivational / inspirational reads.That said, I've got a good sense for BS and this book passes the test as being direct and honest, much better than I was expecting. The CEO's stories begin like an autobiography, detail [...]

  • Manoj M J

    What a great start to 2017This book is an uncensored, unadulterated account of how Tony Hsieh built LinkExchange, sold it to Microsoft and went on to head Zappos as CEO and then sold it to .I completely loved this book. There are a lot of takeaways - especially on how to build an open and transparent culture at a company, how to manage finances when the economy is down and a lot of other nitty gritty and fun parts of running a startup.But I what I really liked about this book is how Tony just wr [...]

  • Rosie Nguyễn

    You know how a book can keep you anchored in the world full of frustration and distraction. You know when everything around you is whirling and when you open the book it's another world and you find joy and peace. Yeah that's my personal feeling with this book.I brought the book with me through continuous travels, and it's my real comfort. Not just because of the book's content, but just when I feel tired with all the social media and people and forces around me, I find the book a place to hide [...]

  • metralindol

    ще одна книжка з низки радше практичних, аніж "літературних". і, тим не менше, у ній таки сидить муза. вона уникає повчань чи "тикань" з кожної сторінки. вона - як серіал "друзі" з усіма недоліками і класнощами емоційного плану, гг. адже створити міцнезну корпоративну культуру в [...]

  • Arunbalaji Mohanraj

    Delivering Happiness ! One of the best book written by the CEO of world famous customer eccentric company - Tony Sheih. From the beginning Tony narrated his interest towards business from childhood and what are the obstacles that he had faced to take his business into further levels. To be a successful organisation with the great customers, he had learned several things through out his life and he explained it in this book as three sections (Profit, Profit and Passion, Profit Passion and Purpose [...]

  • Abenet

    In the words of Oprah, "What a GREAT read!"Overall the book provided great insight into the struggles many entrepreneurs experience, and sometimes don't share. I doubt Tony wrote this book as a way to toot his own horn, but after reading about his (and Zappos) journey, I wouldn't judge him if he did :) Tony seems like the type of person who was destined for greatness. If it wasn't Zappos, he would have "made it" with another company. I especially loved the friendships he maintained and purposely [...]

  • Ha Truong

    This is the last book in MMT4 learning journal.The first part is quite interesting and fun while the second one is thrilling. I find the third part was not written so good because there are so many concepts to digest about company culture and core values.There are also three frameworks of happiness, and I prefer the third one Three Types of Happiness: Pleasure, Passion, and Higher Purpose. The higher-purpose type of happiness is about being part of something bigger than yourself that has meaning [...]

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