Today’s “Daily Bizcard”, “Green Purpose”, goes to CEO of Zappos, Tony Hsieh.
Zappos is the online retailer- which first made its name selling shoes- that was recently sold to Amazon for over a billion dollars in stock. Tony has just written a book, “Delivering Happiness”, which comes out today.
One of the publisher’s charming marketing gals gave me an advance copy back in March at SXSW, which I happily read. Inc. Magazine has a nice extract here: ‘Why I Sold Zappos”.
Two things that stood out for me in the book were, 1. Tony’s firm and well-articulated belief in making the improvement of the company culture their top priority, ahead of profits. 2. That none of it was easy. Zappos didn’t just become big and rich overnight, it was a real slog- long hours and lots of stress, over many years. He really captures that well.
The cartoon is a re-working of a print I made recently, “Business Is…” I like the way how Tony explains in the book how he always had a very strong sense of purpose for is company, and how having that at the very epicenter was what made his company ultimately so successful. So I wanted to articulate that.
Congrats on the new book, Tony. Thanks for the inspiration!
[Tony, we’ll be in touch soon via [email protected] to collect your details for the back of the card, so we can ship a free box of 100 to you etc. Thanks!]
Minor note: Tony is not founder of Zappos; he was an early investor.
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