posted at 19:50
Author: Jillian D'Onfro, Business Insider
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:28:00 +0000
How Zappos CEOs obsession with raving helped him create a billion-dollar company
On the way to his very first rave ever, Tony Hsieh, 26 years old and not yet the CEO of e-commerce site Zappos, was already excited for the night to be over. Hsieh fell in love with that connectedness and raving became a big part of his life. Hsieh originally had a job at Oracle, but had quit because he found the corporate environment boring. After LinkExchange's major exit to Microscoft, Hsieh invested $500,000 in a startup called ShoeSite. ShoeSite soon became Zappos and Hsieh eventually became its CEO. How did Hsieh's experience with raving help him turn Zappos into a billion-dollar company? Hsieh tries to evoke that sense of connectedness amongst Zapponians, the name given to Zappos employees. In his book, Hsieh also defines what he sees as the four tenets of happiness: "Perceived control, perceived progress, connectedness."

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