I would recommend any one that's has business to listen to this
How zappos made such a awesome couture .
He made me fell like he was talking to me.
I'm not that great in reviewing stuff and I usually don't.but this audible change the way I'm run my business to the better.thanks tony hsieh!
a good book makes me laugh, makes me learn, or makes me sad because it's over.
Somewhere in the middle.
Do you work for a start up?
Are you an entrepreneur?
Are you obsessed with shopping at Zappos?
Do you want to work at Zappos?
Does your company need help with customer service?
Have you read every classic leadership book and you're looking for a new twist?
If you answered YES to one or more of these questions, then definitely give this audiobook a listen.
It's got a lot of great stories and lessons if you fit the description above. If the above doesn't reflect who you are at all, this book may not feel relevant or helpful to you.
Funny and motivating. The book is read by the CEO and author, you really get more of his real personality when you listen to the book.
Magic of Thinking Big, Good to Great, Happiness Advantage;
To be honest this book is unique and original as is Tony Hsieh. I can only find books that would back up his philosophies, but nothing compares to how original and great he portrays his thoughts and success in this book. You will definitely have an understanding how important culture is after reading this book.
In the beginning he talks about his childhood... I almost felt as though he was describing my life as a little boy, starting businesses, trying to get enough money to buy the next coolest thing in the world. Tony had good parents to help direct him on the right path so he could fulfill his dreams.
One of the greatest and interesting books I have read!
This is one the highest non-fiction books I've listened to. I found it inspiring and will use many of the ideas presented in my own company.
Say something about yourself!
Inspiring, Rewarding, Entertaining
The Happiness Advantage, it shows how a work place can be a healthy and happy environment.
If I where on a long enough flight to sit that long, Yes!
A great read on improving the world and being a successful entrepreneur.
Delivering Happiness is one of the best books I have listened to, so far.
Tony Hsieh does a great job reading the book. I enjoyed his performance.
I really enjoyed the bonus Q & A with Tony Hsieh at the end of the book.
The book has many life lessons that I intend to use in both my career and my family life.
The base message being delivered in this book is do for your customers what you know will make them happy and you will be rewarded. Thankfully there's so much more than that. It was refreshing to listen to an unrehearsed flow of accounts and philosophy coming from one of the most influential CEOs in decades, about the struggles and eventual rise of the Zappos brand. While the unpolished writing style did detract from the content at times, you quickly come to understand that it couldn't have been written any other way. Tony writes with the same candor and visibility he employs in his approach to business. As with all things Zappos, it seems this book is more focused on changing our perception of how a great business and great leaders should operate.
I probably would have had him hire a professional to read the story, as his delivery is as stiff and unrefined as his writing style.
As a great number of the books I read lately on topics of philosophy and interconnectedness, touch on many of the same points as in Tony's book, I wouldn't say that my reaction was extreme. It did strongly impress upon me how the basic principles of doing unto others as you would have them do to you, translates as much or more to happiness in business as it does in other areas of life. My reaction to this book would better described as the feeling of a cool glass of water on parched lips.
As a business owner, I found the book well work the time and strongly encourage you to add it to your library of business related literature.
Anyone - he's as poor a narrator as he is a writer.
Very little - I think this story is pretty unique and hard to apply generically.
If you can muddle through (or skip) the first 2-3 chapters of self-congratulatory excess, the story of Zappos' inception, growth, and the development of its company culture is an interesting read.
I enjoyed listening to this book from an entrepreneur point of view.
I like specially the 10 core values chapter, and the lessons learnt from poker.
The story proves that it's possible to have a passion and make it your job, but as well that it requires enough commitment, resilience, good learning abilities and education.
The autobiography section seems longer than necessary specially in the audiobook, where you can not skip less interesting sections as easy as with a printed version.
Not only is Tony Hsieh an excellent narrator, he is an incredible, very forward thinking person. If all CEO's of corporations thought like him, the world would be a much better place to live in. This is a must read...er, listen for anyone in business.