Hiring Checklist – Book Review: Delivering Happiness, Tony Hsieh

A wonderful gift this year for your team may be the book Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos.com, Inc. He is creative and definitely an out-of-the-box thinker. This book is captivating for both employees and entrepreneurs. It is an easy read and is written as a comic book. Tony's story is engaging and interesting.

Positive Work Culture-ZapposHe starts by sharing a story about his first business when he was in the 9th grade. It was a worm business and although it failed it launched his insatiable appetite for business and his entrepreneurial spirit was awakened. Tony talks about his successes including the sale of his first technology company to Microsoft for $265 million and the sale of Zappos to Amazon for $1 billion which he remains the CEO of today.

Although Tony has had uncapped success he understands that with success comes disappointment. In this book Tony talks about the mistakes he has made and the difficult decisions he has been confronted with in the business world. Although challenging he learned from all of these experiences and shares these life lessons with his readers. What I took away most from his entre