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Tony Hsieh, founder of Zappos, shares with the readers his humorous experiences and lessons learned from his entrepreneurial childhood selling worms, through his adulthood success with Zappos which is a $1billion online business.
I like how the book is presented in a chronological order of life experiences, expressing all his ideas and the persistent ways to find solutions for future problems. Hsieh tell us his model of vision, which differs from the regular business structures. He takes challenges like a life style, connects to moments of struggle, and takes risks to bring positive results. With risks there are always possibilities of a negative results. There is nothing that I didn’t like about this book, I enjoyed every page. The chapter are written in a positive way to inspire the readers.
I will recommend this book, as a useful source for any entrepreneurship student who is curious about how to brain storm ideas about a new business ventures, and the possible downhills involved. Hsieh talks about the risks and sacrifices he made to achieve his vision, using his personal experiences as a reference. This can be a guide or a source of motivation for people interested in the online business. An entrepreneurship student can witness the hard work it takes to structure a company, and hear the most important message, don’t give up.
I am a University of Baltimore student enrolled in the survey entrepreneurship course, and the book Delivering happiness by Tom Hsieh, was my recommended reading.
 

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My name is Paula. I am a student at the University of Baltimore enrolled in in the survey Entrepreneurship course and am writing this review for my Entrepreneur class as my recommended reading – ENTR 300
The book Delivering Happiness describes the entrepreneurial experience of Tony Hsieh from his humble beginnings to CEO of Zappos. Growing up, he had a passion that one day he would run his own company and the book describes his life growing up and wanting to start a worm farm, holding garage sales, selling lemonade, his newspaper route, his button-making mail-order business and other childhood ventures. He always fantasized about making money and therefore if he had money at an early age, it would allow him to have freedom to do whatever he wanted later on in life. He constantly focused on how to make money and as a result worked while attending high school and college. After graduating college, he started work at Oracle but resigned after a five month because he felt that what he was doing at Oracle was not exciting. After Oracle he and his friend Sanjay started a company called LinkExchange and two years later they sold the company to Microsoft. After selling his company to Microsoft, he then went on to open up an investment fund called Venture Frogs. It was during that time that a friend introduced him to Zappos. He and the friend invested in Zappos, he was first an inventor, then an employee and then CEO of Zappos. In the book, Tony talked about the culture and values at zappos and ensured that his employees were happy doing the job they did.
What I like about the book was that it was written from an entrepreneur point of view. This book gave advice on how to build stronger customer service which would ensure that customers are happy. Finally, every entrepreneur must always know what type of business to be in.
 

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My name is Monique Reid and this book was my required reading for my Entrepreneurship class at University of Baltimore. The book Delivering Happiness is an excellent book. It has taught me how I should implement certain things into my business. For instance, the core values of the company, in a world of back stabbing and doing people dirty to get ahead, these values help because it guides your employees on working together as a team because at the end we have the same goal and that is to make the business better and to make the business grow. Another thing the book also emphasizes is customer service and that’s something that I want to base my company on is the exemplary customer service that our customers and vendors will receive from us, because at the end of the day the way you treat your customers and vendors reflects on your company and will also bring them back to use your services.
Tony Hsieh really made me see that you have to make mistakes in order to grow and to always appreciate where you came from and appreciate all the steps that you’re going through to reach your goal. He went back to when he was a child and started his own business then until now and it was such an eye-opening experience to read about it.
There wasn’t anything in the book that I didn’t like. The book made you feel like you were going through the journey with him. I definitely recommend other entrepreneurs to read this book because it can definitely be a guide for you.
 

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I am a student at University of Baltimore enrolled in a survey Entrepreneurship course and Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh was a recommended reading.
Delivering Happiness is a good book to read
and was very interesting to say the least. Tony Hseih wrote his book in layman’s terms. He had a story to tell and did embellish anything about his life. I actually like the book because of that and I enjoyed reading about his success from such a young age. Tony started off by telling us about his earlier childhood starting a button business, then college years and the jobs thereafter; and adulthood when starting his own business. There was true conviction with this young man and he believed he would own a business no matter what it took or how long. There were trials and tribulations before getting it right!
Moreover, I did not like how he discussed personal family business. I believe some things can be kept private without the cost of fame and money. The public did not have to know about a good part of how he was brought up and about his parent’s destiny of ‘keeping up with the Joneses’. I don’t know how this book can be useful to other Entrepreneurship students. However, I do feel the letter he wrote to the staff telling them about the company problems with money and how they were going to fix it was something every entrepreneur should consider doing if there business is sliding in the wrong direction. I like the fact that he shared this information without just laying off staff; even from the tone of the letter made them feel comfortable and he invited them to ask questions.
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Amazing insighton company culture.

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A book that is different.
A must read.
I recommend it.

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Aspirational for entrepreneurs.

Review: Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

User Review  - Yigit Konur - Goodreads

I took many inspirations from Tony Hsieh's story and vision. He also took advantage of having only big company (500+) which apply Holacracy principles. I really respect on what he does, being brave is ... Read full review

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Delivering Happiness ! One of the best book written by the CEO of world famous customer eccentric company - Tony Sheih. From the beginning Tony narrated his interest towards business from childhood ... Read full review

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Delivering Happiness ! One of the best book written by the CEO of world famous customer eccentric company - Tony Sheih. From the beginning Tony narrated his interest towards business from childhood ... Read full review


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