• Title English : The happiness business
• Author : Tony Hsieh
• Pages : 256 Sheet
• Publisher : LEDUC .S (September 9, 2011)
• Collection : Zen-business
• ISBN-10 : 2848994878
• ISBN-13 : 978-2848994871
• Product Dimensions : 22,5 x 2 x 14,5 cm
• Format Kindle : PDF, EBook and Epub
• Price : €
• Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 7/10
♦ Description : “I have always had the soul of an entrepreneur. No doubt because I like to create, experiment and apply to my professional projects and my personal life the lessons I draw. In 1996, I co-founded LinkExchange, which Microsoft acquired two years later for $ 265 million.
In 1999, I joined a small company called Zappos, which I was successively investor, advisor and finally CEO. Starting from scratch in 1999, the company achieved annual sales of more than $ 1 billion through product sales. In 2009, Amazon acquired Zappos at a cost estimated at $ 1.2 billion at the closing rate.
For a foreign observer, these companies give the impression of having bloomed overnight, without requiring great efforts on our part. We made a lot of mistakes, though. But these very mistakes have taught us valuable lessons. My ideas and approaches were largely shaped by the experiences and mistakes that punctuated my journey.
I am also an avid reader. At Zappos, we provide employees with a library where they can find a number of books that can promote their professional and personal growth. In fact, many books have influenced Zappos’ philosophy and career.
I wanted to write this book to help managers avoid the kind of mistakes we made. I also hope this book encourages established businesses and young entrepreneurs to break with habits and forge their own vision of success.
The book plan
This book has three parts.
The first part, called “Profits”, consists mainly of anecdotes of my adolescence, my university years and my meeting with Zappos. Some of these anecdotes relate to my very first entrepreneurial experiences, while others portray the young man who is refractory to the beaten path I was.
The second part, called “Profits and Passion”, focuses more on the conduct of our business. It describes the basic principles that Zappos believes in and identifies with, and introduces some of the internal emails and documents we still use today to guide our operations.
The third part, called “Profits, Passion and Reason for Being”, presents the approach adopted by Zappos to broaden its vision to other horizons. We hope with all your heart that it will inspire you.
“This book is funny, true, important and useful. Just like Tony. ”
Seth Godin, author of Tribes
To develop Zappos, an American online shoe sales company that has become legendary in the entrepreneurial world Tony Hsieh did not bet on profits and returns. He put the concerns of his employees and customers at the center of his concerns. This passionate and different corporate culture has made Zappos a model of success: its sales reached $ 1 billion in less than a decade. And in 2009, Zappos entered the fold of Amazon: a transaction of 1.2 billion dollars!
In this exciting book, Tony Hsieh shares the lessons he has learned during his journey. With the help of many anecdotes, he shows that the well-being of people is not only a noble goal but a great generator of success, and he gives a lot of advice to apply his winning formula to any organization: amaze the customer by the quality of the service, be funny and a little unusual, create a constructive team animated by a family spirit, etc.
“This book is great.
Intensely personal and intensely practical.”
Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Week
“Tony Hsieh is an outstanding entrepreneur. After studying at Harvard, he founded the company LinkExchange, a start-up sold two years later, in 1998, to Microsoft for $ 225 million. He then participates in the creation of Zappos and becomes the CEO.”