Title: Delivering Happiness
Author: Tony Hsieh
Finished: August 4, 2010
Pages: 272
Published: 2010
Format: audiobook

Written by the CEO of Zappos, Tony Hsieh has written an amazing book about developing and growing a company, creating an amazing culture, cultivating your employees, and “delivering happiness”.

Everyone in our company was given a copy of the audiobook to listen to, and I absolutely loved it. I did not want to put it down. Hsieh is amazing and his stories are great examples of workplace situations both in the positive and negative. He is very down to earth, focused and culture driven despite his success with two separate companies and being so young.

Once Hsieh gets to his stories of the creation of Zappos and their company culture, development and growth, there are so many great ideas to share and incorporate into your own company. For example, one of my favorites is creating a book chart that lists all your recommended reading, then check off under each employees name as they finish the books.

Not long after finishing the book, my managers went and toured the Zappos office and came back with lots of fun photos of their company headquarters in Las Vegas. It looks like such a fun and enjoyable place to work. Their creative forces help create this amazing place to spend each day, you can’t wait to wake up and go to work. I feel lucky that my job is like Zappos.

I highly highly highly recommend this book to any and everyone out there. Wonderful and funny!!!

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