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Thursday, June 3, 2010

ENDED Book Giveaway - Delivering Happiness By Tony Hsieh


A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

The visionary CEO of Zappos explains how an emphasis on corporate culture can lead to unprecedented success.

Pay new employees $2000 to quit. Make customer service the entire company, not just a department. Focus on company culture as the #1 priority. Apply research from the science of happiness to running a business. Help employees grow both personally and professionally. Seek to change the world. Oh, and make money too.

Sound crazy? It's all standard operating procedure at Zappos.com, the online retailer that's doing over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales every year.

In 1999, Tony Hsieh (pronounced Shay) sold LinkExchange, the company he co-founded, to Microsoft for $265 million. He then joined Zappos as an adviser and investor, and eventually became CEO.

In 2009, Zappos was listed as one of Fortune magazine's top 25 companies to work for, and was acquired by Amazon later that year in a deal valued at over $1.2 billion on the day of closing.

In his first book, Tony shares the different business lessons he learned in life, from a lemonade stand and pizza business through LinkExchange, Zappos, and more. Ultimately, he shows how using happiness as a framework can produce profits, passion, and purpose both in business and in life. (edited by author)

About the Author

Tony Hsieh became involved with Zappos as an advisor and investor in 1999, about two months after the company was founded. He eventually joined Zappos full time in 2000.

Under his leadership, Zappos has grown gross merchandise sales from $1.6M in 2000 to over $1 billion in 2008 by focusing relentlessly on customer service.

Thanks to Hachette for this giveaway.

Giveaway Rules:
  • One entry only - Please comment on why you want this book
  • Be sure to leave your e-mail if you don't have a blogger ID. Bloggers - you must have a public profile and listed e-mail to find you
  • Only residents of the US and Canada may enter
  • Please NO PO Boxes!!!
  • Random number generator will be used - 3 copies to give away
  • The drawing will last till July 9
  • I will post the winners here on July 10
  • Winners have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be selected
  • Extra entry - Become a follower
WINNERS - susansmoaks,  mtakala1, TBD


27 comments:

  1. I'm a follower. Thanks for the great giveaways.

    tbranco(at) hughes (d0t) net

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  2. I'm a big Zappo's fan, and want to read more non-fiction, so this one would be perfect. Please enter me.

    tbranco(at)hughes(dot)net

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  3. I would like to get some business tips from him.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  4. I am interested in starting my own business so I think this would be really valuable for me!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I really like Zappos. I would like to read this book.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  6. Perfect book for the new techie graduate.

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  7. Very interested to read this, Zappos customer!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. I want to read it because I really need the advice and inspiration!

    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I like reading business books and love the Zappo's business model so I would like to read this book

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  10. I follow your blog as degood with google friend connect.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  11. i want to learn the happiness key intime@myself.com

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  12. I'm a GFC follower!

    Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

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  13. I'd like to read this book because I think the idea that applying happiness can produce profits, passion and purpose in business is brilliant and I'd like to read how it worked!

    Thank you for a great giveaway!

    Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

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  14. This sounds like a great book. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Debbie

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  15. I don't know much about Zappos, but it would be interesting to learn about how to keep employees happy.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  16. I have always been curious about the profitable business person's mind and how they achieve success. Please enter me.

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

    I am also a Follower. :)

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  17. This sounds like a very useful book for anyone in business or management. I'd give it to my daughter as a gift.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  18. Sounds like an interesting read!



    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. Would love to read this. I'm sure I could put some of their pointers to use at work.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  20. I'd love to have this cause it looks good.
    erma7516@sbcglobal.net

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  21. Blog follower

    Nickolay

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  22. This sounds like the kind of book that could light a fire under me. Sounds great

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  23. For a family member!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  24. i am a follower
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  25. i love zappos, they have the best customer service
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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