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Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s executive assistant — or “Time Ninja” — organizes his life.Liz Gregerson spends her days scheduling all Hsieh’s daily activities — from meals to meetings to events.
Glittarazzi’s Nicole Capo caught up with Gregerson to talk about what it’s like working for Hsieh. She dished on what Hsieh wears, what he drinks, her own daily life and lots more.
In the interview, Gregerson was asked about the strangest task she ever had to do for Hsieh, and she came through with this fantastically weird anecdote.
It’s a good look into Hsieh’s humorous, albeit smart-alecky, personality:
“After Zappos announced we were moving downtown, just under two years ago, a bunch of Zapponians went to a city council meeting to be a part of the official city announcement that we were taking over the old city hall building. During that meeting, Tony was addressing the Mayor at the time, Oscar Goodman. He said something like, You are sitting in my future chair.’
After that comment I started getting a bunch of phone calls from reporters asking if Tony was planning to run for Mayor. One local news guy in particular called to get an official comment. I had to give him this quote:
‘I [Tony] currently have no plans to run for mayor of Las Vegas. However, I do have aspirations to one day become the mayor of all miniature unicorns.’ That was pretty funny.”
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