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Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
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Jan 12, 2011

really liked it
Read in January, 2011

A tremendously enjoyable and inspiring first hand narrative about how Tony drove himself to create more of what he ultimately wanted--happiness. This book contains stories that both funny and brilliantly insightful. We can only hope that more workplaces around the world are as devoted to improving their overall lives as are Tony and his crew at Zappos.

Fully recommended to people who like inspiring stories, business-y memoirs, and self-help-feel-good essays.

*Why it didn't get 5 stars: Obviously the point of this book is to inspire others to do great things, and so focusing on some of Tony's individual skills would be distracting, but he is clearly a really special person. He's a world-class computer programmer, has a joie-de-vie of a raver, and is a passionate social leader. In his early days he would work for 24 hours straight. So what he has done is truly inspiring, but sometimes I felt like the amount of work he and his partners did was glossed over. If that's not an issue for you, then 5 stars.

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