Jen Lim was at a kickoff event for my company. Her presentation was one of the most inspirational I've even seen. I immediately purchased the audio book and have just finished listening to it for the second time. Makes me want to move to Vegas so that I can work for zappos.
I don't know if it is because the author is also the narrator, but this book is very entertaining. Never gets boring.
So far this has been the best book that I've listened to.
I loved it!
yes, books like this have so much good information and things to learn from it's almost impossible to pick them all up the first time through.
The phrase "delivering happiness" is very powerful. It is an awesome idea and a great approach to business. I think the meaning of life really is happiness and I think more people should read this or listen to it before starting a business. Places like Zappos, Amazon, Google, Starbucks and so on who have awesome cultures make life worth living. We all have to work but making work fun and enjoying life, spreading happiness makes the world a place worth living in.
I will preface by saying I have conformational bias with the key elements in this book, but it has focused the way I look at business and life, for the better. It made me happy.
To be honest this was a slow build but I guess it depends on the reader and what they are looking to get out of this book. I got much more out of it than I thought to the point where this is my first audible review since I got the service 7+ years ago.
Anyway, the book is read by the author Tony. He puts a lot of his personal moral beliefs into managing his company and thank goodness it paid off. This book makes me want to work at Zappos. After a while he started saying a lot of things I always believed and did but never put into words so in a way this book really spoke to me. So it's nice to hear confirmation from the universe that I'm doing the right things.
I hope this review doesn't set your expectations too high. Just go into it thinking you'll learn something about the founder's life. You won't regret it. You'll probably learn something about yourself. Stay past the end to hear a nice candid interview.
He probably won't read this, but keep up the good job Tony!