Today, we're excited to be trying something new at Groupon—bookselling. Buy today's Groupon for $10 and we'll mail you Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose the soon-to-be-released book by Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh (a $24 value). We're working directly with Tony on this, and he's not offering this deal anywhere else.
In Delivering Happiness, Tony Hsieh shares his own story, including his early entrepreneurial experiences running a worm farm, the sale of his previous company LinkExchange to Microsoft for $265 million, and how he led Zappos to $1 billion in revenue. Like a familiar feline sage with enviable bling and a helpful demeanor, Hsieh offers insight into how you can find your own happiness by delivering happiness to those around you. It's a philosophy and an approach to company culture and customer service that's shared by Groupon and its staff of classically trained vocalists.
The book details Hsieh's innovative approach to company culture and customer service at Zappos.com, and how the 10 core values of Zappos' company culture can be translated into happiness and success in your own shoe-filled personal life—even if your personal life wasn't acquired by Amazon.com in the summer of 2009 in a deal valued at more than $1.2 billion. Some of the game-changing approaches to company culture that cemented Zappos' ranking among Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" include separate job interviews to explore candidates' professional abilities and personal fit within the culture, complete encouragement for employees to update their Twitter and Facebook feeds throughout the day, and a $2,000 incentive for new employees to quit if they aren't fitting in with the Zappos company culture. While it's true that there are only a handful of CEOs that run all businesses under different pseudonyms, this book isn't just for them. Delivering Happiness's simple life lessons and best practices help anyone make the most of their personal and professional life.
International or national shipping is included with this Groupon. You must provide your shipping address at Groupon checkout, and the book will ship the week of June 7, 2010.
Digg.com founder Kevin Rose loved Delivering Happiness, and advance readers are generating buzz in the Amazon Vine and on Goodreads. The book's website offers a plethora of positive quotes from celebrity authors, professors, and businessfolk.
- If you’re an entrepreneur, thinking of becoming an entrepreneur, or just curious as to what it really takes to build a successful (billion dollar) business, this book is for you. The book takes you through the mistakes and mishaps that have happened to Tony/Zappos and how they turned these problems into opportunity — building a world class organization focused on company culture and customer service. – Kevin Rose
- Tony Hseih's [sic] "Delivering Happiness" is a delightful book. I couldn't put it down, and I'm not a high-powered CEO, or even a middle manager looking to come up with great business ideas. – Julia R., Amazon.com
- 'Delivering Happiness' isn't a winded account of the history of Zappos (although frankly after reading it I'd be likely to read a thousand page book about Zappos), but an entertaining book written in Tony's own voice. – Samantha, Goodreads