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Delivering Happiness: A Path To Profits, Passion And Purpose is a book that gives its readers not only a business model that will lead their company on a profitable path, but also instills the lesson that happiness should be the basis of every business decision and life decision.
Summary Of The Book
Tony Hsieh founded and headed the online shoe and clothing site Zappos.com. In 2009, it was acquired by Amazon, a deal that allowed Tony Hsieh to make around $214 million. In 2010, he came out with his book, Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose.
This book is a chronicle of Tony Hsieh’s entrepreneurial career. It notes how his business philosophy led to most of his business ventures becoming enormously successful. The book is divided into three sections: Profits, Profits and Passion, and Profits, Passion and Purpose.
The book highlights how Zappos.com attained the heights of success. Tony Hsieh lets the reader know about the mistakes that he made during his entrepreneurial career and how these can be avoided with the right approach.
The book highlights the importance of attaining the right balance between profits and happiness in both business as well as personal life. Hsieh states that the way to reach this balance is by ensuring that the brand is not just enduring but has the power to win over the loyalty of both customers and employees. Tony Hsieh emphasises that the aim should be to develop a business that helps in defining inspiration and happiness.
The book hit the No. 1 slot on the New York Times bestseller list and remained there for 27 consecutive weeks. It was profiled in leading publications like The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. It remained for nine weeks on the USA bestseller list and was listed among Amazon’s Top 10 books for two months.
Delivering Happiness:A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose was publicised by the author in an extremely innovative manner. He gave away free copies of the book to bloggers in exchange for a review. He also partnered with the Livestrong foundation and used the book to raise money for cancer care.
About Tony Hsieh
Tony Hsieh is an entrepreneur, who is widely known for being the CEO of Zappos.com.
Hseih has also co-authored books such as Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow and A Complaint Is a Gift: Recovering Customer Loyalty When Things Go Wrong.
He graduated from Harvard University in Computer Science. His first job was while he was still at Harvard, and he sold pizzas at Quincy House Grill. He started his professional career at Oracle, but soon got tired of the corporate environment. Hsieh then quit to start LinkExchange, an advertising network. LinkExchange was sold to Microsoft as Tony Hsieh set up an investment firm, Venture Frogs. This was followed by his next and most successful venture, Zappos.com.
|Publisher||Hachette Book Group USA|
|Number of Pages||272 Pages|
|Weight||0.65 Pounds (US)|
In 1999, at the age of 24, Tony Hsieh (pronounced Shay) sold LinkExchange, the company he co-founded, to Microsoft for $265 million.
\nHe then joined us as an advisor and investor, and eventually became CEO, where he helped us grow from almost no sales to over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales annually, while simultaneously making Fortune magazines annual Best Companies to Work For list. In November 2009, Zappos.com, Inc. was acquired by Amazon.com in a deal valued at $1.2 billion on the day of closing.
\nHis first book, \"Delivering Happiness\", will be published on June 7th. You can win a free signed copy of the book or pre-order the book at www.deliveringhappinessbook.com
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Mar 10, 2013
Very good read.Author shares his experiences in his Ups and Downs in the path to his success.
Oct 20, 2014
Excellent Book. Must read for anyone working or trying to understand e-commerce industry.This book is a fantastic read for anyone trying to understand the breadth and depth of e-commerce business. The book would help entrepreneurs get some suggestions on how to build company culture and why it is important.
Abhishek R. Shah
Jul 31, 2014
It seems pirated copy to meIt's bad that I receive pirated copy from FlipCart. Paper quality sucks. Book content is awesome though.
Mar 4, 2014
Awesome read.Half way through it. Going good. Tony Hseih is able to maintain curiosity. Liked his way to putting his experience. Lot of good practical learning as well.
Jan 18, 2014
Glad to have read itThere are many things which you can learn from this book. And anyone who is into entrepreneurship will find this book inspiring. Thanks Tony Hsieh for sharing your wonderful journey. Just Wow!
Vinay Kumar H Y
Oct 16, 2013
::: This Book really does bring out 'WoW' in you! Just scroll up & click BUY NOW :::This is the 1st choice on book I made without any recommendation from anybody & it turned out WoW! & awesome.
Jul 7, 2012
Delivered happiness :)Zappos is my favorite company of all time. It's customer service was exemplary. This book gives a nice peek into the zappos culture right from the horse's mouth. There are so many inspirational stories. Enjoyed reading this thoroughly.
Mar 21, 2012
An absolute must read!!!I loved each and every page of this book. Overall, I can confidently say that this book made me a better human being.