Even though this post isn’t really about technology, it’s about something that you may find interesting.
Delivering Happiness – A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose, a book by Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos.com launched today.
Delivering Happiness – A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose is a book about how Tony Hsieh decided to get involved in Internet companies and how he discovered what his passion was.
Since Hsieh was a child, he knew that he wanted to be involved in the world of business, starting a worm business, which later failed, and then moving on to a button business, which he advertised in a magazine. Both of these businesses were started when he was only a child.
Once Hsieh got older, attended college and while he was at college, bought pizzas and sold them on campus in order to make money.
After college, Hsieh and a classmate were offered jobs as software engineers at Oracle and while working at Oracle, Hsieh co-founded LinkExchange, a company which enabled people to advertise their websites on other websites.
Eventually, LinkExchange was purchased by Microsoft and then Tony decided to become an investor, creating an investment firm called Venture Frogs, which is how he discovered a website who’s creator wanted to call ShoeSite. This is the website that eventually became Zappos.
Eventually, Tony Hsieh became the CEO of Zappos.com in 2000.
Zappos has since grown into a website where people can buy shoes, accessories, as well as other items.
Zappos also has great customer service, as that is one of the principles that the company is based on.
I would recommend this book to entrepreneurs, people who are thinking of starting a business, or anyone that is interested in the Internet and technology, as well as those who simply want to read a good book.
If you are a blogger and would like to receive an advanced copy of the book, there is an advanced copy giveaway for bloggers.
Also, if you would like a free copy of Delivering Happiness – A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose, please leave a comment below or send me an e-mail and a reader will be chosen to receive a free copy of the book.
Just so that everyone knows, I received two advanced copies of Delivering Happiness – A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose, as I signed up for the advanced copy giveaway for bloggers. The opinions that I expressed in this post are my honest opinions.