Strategy

Tony Hsieh, the late former CEO of Zappos, wrote the definitive playbook on corporate culture. Here are 4 lessons from his bestseller ‘Delivering Happiness.’

Tony Hsieh, the former leader of online retail giant Zappos, died suddenly on November 27. He is credited with influencing how businesses approach company culture and customer service, pioneering a philosophy of happiness above profits. That philosophy is laid out in his 2010 best-seller “Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, […]
Tony Hsieh, the late former CEO of Zappos, wrote the definitive playbook on corporate culture. Here are 4 lessons from his bestseller ‘Delivering Happiness.’
Tech

Tony Hsieh, the late former CEO of Zappos, famously pioneered the concept of paying new, unhappy employees $2,000 to quit in order to maintain a happy, productive workforce

Tony Hsieh was the CEO of the online retailer Zappos for 20 years and pioneered a number of out-of-the-box work policies to foster innovation and productivity. One of them was “The Offer,” a program that offered new employees who decided they were unhappy a $US2,000 bonus to quit following a […]
Tony Hsieh, the late former CEO of Zappos, famously pioneered the concept of paying new, unhappy employees $2,000 to quit in order to maintain a happy, productive workforce
Tech

Tony Hsieh, the former visionary CEO of Zappos, has died. Here’s how his radical business philosophy transformed Zappos and made him ‘a pioneer of a company culture.’

Tony Hsieh, the retired CEO of Zappos who died suddenly last week, was a visionary thinker who had an obsession with company culture, according to his friends and colleagues. Hsieh, who served at the helm of Zappos for 20 years, adopted a method called “Holacracy” in 2013. Holacracy is an […]
Tony Hsieh, the former visionary CEO of Zappos, has died. Here’s how his radical business philosophy transformed Zappos and made him ‘a pioneer of a company culture.’
Markets

Zappos ex-CEO Tony Hsieh built his company’s culture around customer service and made sure it survived Amazon’s takeover. Here are the 6 best quotes from his memo announcing the deal

Early Zappos investor and former CEO Tony Hsieh died on Friday. Hsieh raised the bar for customer service while running the online shoe seller, empowering his employees to send flowers and cards to customers, speak with them for hours, help them to order pizzas, and even hand-deliver especially valuable packages. […]
Zappos ex-CEO Tony Hsieh built his company’s culture around customer service and made sure it survived Amazon’s takeover. Here are the 6 best quotes from his memo announcing the deal
Tech

Tributes pour in on Twitter in the wake of former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s death

Investors, journalists, politicians, and tech founders are paying tribute to former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, who died Friday, according to multiple reports. Hsieh died at 46 from injuries sustained during a house fire in Connecticut while visiting family. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. News of Tony Hsieh’s death […]
Tributes pour in on Twitter in the wake of former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s death
News

Ex-Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has died at 46. Here’s how the iconic entrepreneur went from selling pizzas from his Harvard dorm to leading the shoe company he sold to Amazon for $1.2 billion

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has died at the age of 46. Hsieh, a Harvard grad, went from selling pizza out of his dorm room to establishing himself as an eccentric and well-liked entrepreneur. In his first year at Zappos, the company went from almost nothing in sales to $US1.6 million. […]
Ex-Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has died at 46. Here’s how the iconic entrepreneur went from selling pizzas from his Harvard dorm to leading the shoe company he sold to Amazon for $1.2 billion
Strategy

Zappos gives new employees 4 weeks to decide if it’s a good fit — and lets them quit with pay if not. Their head of HR explains how this policy has helped them save money and hire great people.

Hollie Delaney is the head of human resources at Zappos.com. Prior to working at Zappos, she worked as the HR manager for the Wet ‘N Wild waterpark before becoming an HR generalist for Vegas.com, and then an HR manager at Marshall Retail Group. The following is an excerpt from her […]
Zappos gives new employees 4 weeks to decide if it’s a good fit — and lets them quit with pay if not. Their head of HR explains how this policy has helped them save money and hire great people.
News

9 things you probably didn’t know about Amazon

Amazon was almost named “Cadabra,” which is short for the magic term, “abracadabra.” CEO Jeff Bezos started the company in 1995 by selling books. There are about 6,000 dogs that “work” at Amazon HQ in Seattle – they even have a dog park on site. Watch the video above for […]
9 things you probably didn’t know about Amazon
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