Yes because the story he tells should be the basis of any business that is trying to grow and thrive.
Not comparable. It's in its own category!
He has this quirkyness to his voice and actions.
I am a glutton for knowledge, especially regarding knowledge of myself.
This is one of those books that could change your life. It starts off with a biography of Tony Hsieh's life and the professional challenges and triumphs he faced along the way to his ultimate success. Then the book describes a series of changes that caused Zappos to be the company they are today. A must read for any business owner or manager.
A very good book. He tells his story in his own voice from his own perspective. Great timeline story and hits many pints along the way. Like a train always moving forward but makes a stops along the way to go over certain points.
It's really just a long story about Tony's childhood and Zappos. Tony is using a lot of time talking about how great Zappos is and very little time actually giving advices. The book is good but don't buy it if you want advices.
Outlook, Historical, Informative. There are great management and life practices combined with the history on the company itself.
I was very interested in Zappos as a company, but knew nothing about what a great visionary and leader Tony Hsieh was. Great narrative and informative book.
His personality seems to ooze out of the stories he shares from his childhood. By the end of the book I found myself wanting more stories, but to also just sit down and share a drink with him. Amazing leader to an amazing company.
I had no extreme reactions except for the want to just sit and listen to it for hours at a time like a good book should
Very highly recommended for anyone looking for management skills tied into a story about a successful and influential internet company.
I did not read the print version
Despite the tough initial situation of zappos, Tony had full faith in his company
very insightful book. I learnt the value of culture of a company and its impact on business. Must read for business leaders.
Tony Hsieh is an amazing guy with an amazing vision who has surrounded himself with really amazing people.
If you have any interest in how a business should be run please read this book. The way Zappos functions really is how I believe a company should be run, not just retail business but all businesses. It can change the way you think at a very deep level and make you very unhappy with the way things are being run by almost every other business out there.
I am so impressed by this book that I am visiting the Zappos offices in June to get a first hand look at what the cult of Zappos is really like.
The way it should be in every work culture!
I thoroughly enjoyed this audio from beginning to end. In fact was quite sad when it ended. I strongly recommend this book to EVERY company leader!
Simple, yet amazing impact!
Tony's style of writing/speaking. The authenticity!
Motivating - Fun - Creative
Re-Work - Both say to just make it happen - whatever IT is.
Too many to pick one. I have known many start up people - I was very impressed by the
I like that the company has stayed true to their way.
Hearing about the start of this Nor Cal kid and his parents in a mostly white area was very interesting. I think all kids between 14 and 25 should listen to this. I am giving it to mine!
family tree buff
Yes, I enjoyed hearing as much about Tony's failures as his successes. I liked his fresh approach to corporate culture.
Never listened to anything by him before.
Yes, in fact, it was almost over the top. All of the different voices were somewhat distracting.