@Zappos They are Delivering Happiness to Everyone

So far, reading Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose has been nothing of what I expected to read. And I mean that in a good way. I thought I was going to be reading some generic business/entrepreneurial book. I tell you this, if you’re an entrepreneur or you have been considering becoming one and you want to know what it takes to build a successful business (worth 1 billion), you’ll like it a ton.

As the book begins, he takes you through his first entrepreneurial journeys as a kid, where he believed he was going to build the most successful worm farm, and other funny stories about business as a kid. I really like it because you find out a lot about him. The first part of the book is very human and personal.

Then it takes you through his ups and downs when he was helping build Zappos. Everything from how they were so close to going out of business to turning it into the most successful shoe store online with their main focus on Customer Service and the Culture.

Here are some of the best parts of the book for me…

“I think that’s when I learned that, even in school, it sometimes pays to take risks and think outside the box”

Where he compares poker to business was a pretty cool part, how he found the similarities of both.

“Sometimes it may seem that new problems crop up as fast as we solve
the old ones (sometimes faster!), but that just means we’re moving —
that we’re getting better and stronger. Anyone that wants to compete
with us has to learn the same things, so problems are just mile
markers.”

and all the crazy stories about Zappos customers and employees I really enjoyed this book.

Want a free advance copy?

I actually got two books on the mail last week, one for me and another one to share with my readers. So if you’re interested in winning one I will be giving one away to some lucky winner.

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