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

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

You want to learn about the path that we took at Zappos to get to over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales in less than ten years. You want to learn about the path I took that eventually led me to Zappos, and the lessons I learned along the way. You want to learn from all the mistakes we made at Zappos over the years so that your business can avoid making some of the sam You want to learn about the path that we took at Zappos to get to over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales in less than...

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Title:Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
Author:Tony Hsieh
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Genres:Business
ISBN:Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:246 pages pages

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

  • Otis Chandler
    May 11, 2010
    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...
  • Samantha
    Apr 06, 2010
    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 consort...
  • Lena
    Sep 20, 2010
    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 th...
  • Davy
    Apr 24, 2017
    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 Amazon property, has been able to maintain their own culture and operate fairly independently from Amazon. This was a good story of how ...
  • Reid
    Sep 04, 2012
    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 autob...
  • Jennifer
    Mar 17, 2013
    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 firs...
  • Patti
    Oct 22, 2010
    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 tel...
  • Laura
    Jun 28, 2011
    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 questi...
  • metralindol
    Apr 16, 2013
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  • Yodamom
    Nov 28, 2015
    Audiobook Narration- excellent, various speakers I 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 t...
  • Ryan Kent
    Jun 24, 2010
    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...
  • John Cass
    Feb 15, 2011
    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 Any...
  • Jay Baron
    Aug 20, 2010
    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 motiva...
  • Shannon *Eboni Scarlett* Holliday
    Sep 08, 2013
    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 runnin...
  • Abenet
    Mar 31, 2013
    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 j...
  • Loy Machedo
    Mar 15, 2012
    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 ...
  • Jacob Mclaws
    Jul 03, 2014
    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...
  • Rosie Nguyễn
    May 06, 2014
    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 wi...
  • Andreas Ernst
    Dec 04, 2013
    I really enjoyed reading this book. It is an easy and quick read and tells the fascinating story of Zappos from its founding days until it was acquired by Amazon for $1.2B in stock. The book in particular drills into what makes Zappos so special. Delivering Happiness: A big part of tha...
  • Benjamin
    May 03, 2013
    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 belie...
  • Cori Reed
    Jan 24, 2018
    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 l...
  • Ha Truong
    Oct 04, 2014
    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 fr...
  • Srikanth Krishnamurthy
    Jan 08, 2015
    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 grea...
  • Arunbalaji Mohanraj
    Sep 30, 2015
    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 level...
  • Manoj M J
    Jan 01, 2017
    What a great start to 2017 This 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 Amazon. I completely loved this book. There are a lot of takeaways - especially on how to bu...
  • Santhosh
    Jan 13, 2015
    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 dedi...
  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)
    Mar 10, 2017
    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. ...
  • Nguyen Linh Chi
    Mar 08, 2017
    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 Za...
  • Ned
    Aug 11, 2017
    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 Amazon M&A; benefit of the doubt: legal reasons?) writing style, this combination somehow works and m...
  • Sách Chuyền Tay
    Jul 09, 2017
    Mnh ??c b?n ti?ng Vi?t c?a cu?n sch ny ? Miki, tuy nhin ph?i kh?ng ??nh ?T? Ph Bn Giy? khng truy?n t?i ?? l do t?i sao tc gi? Tony Hsieh (CEO Zappos.com) ch?n tiu ?? ?Delivering Happiness? cho quy?n sch. Giai thi...