Got the book at midnight and could not put it down. Easy read and easy style of writing (just took half a night about 3-4 hours)
Compelling stories and life lessons.
It starts off of his childhood days trying to start a mail order business. His pizza shop at harvard. Then his selling of companies.
I like how he valued experiences as well as making money.
I like how he focused on trying to improve every way he can.
I also liked how near the end of the book, he asks the reader to interact by asking what are your goals and why. That made me think about my goals in life and what makes me happy.
I’m not as courageous as him but he does inspire me to be so.
He talks about his life lessons from playing poker, going to raves, first job right after college at oracle, his selling of his first company and his passion for the customer experience with zappos.
My public notes on the book is here: my notes on delivering happiness
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These are the ten core values that Zappos employees live by:
- Deliver WOW Through Service
- Embrace and Drive Change
- Create Fun and A Little Weirdness
- Be Adventurous, Creative, and Open-Minded
- Pursue Growth and Learning
- Build Open and Honest Relationships With Communication
- Build a Positive Team and Family Spirit
- Do More With Less
- Be Passionate and Determined
- Be Humble
Good interview of tony hsieh from all things d. Talks about company culture and its importance.