Tony Hsieh is an Internet entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is the CEO of the online shoe and clothing company Zappos. Prior to joining Zappos, Hsieh co-founded the Internet advertising network LinkExchange, which he sold to Microsoft in 1998 for $265 million.
10 books on the list
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Discover where and with whom you fit in the age of "community confusion." Belong is a colorful guide that tackles the isolation paradox of the digital era, and offers a two-step process for finding meaningful connections. Radha Agrawal, cofounder of transformative phenomenon Daybreaker, shares her experience and advises on determining what we want from our relationships, being intentional about our energy, and finding like-minded individuals. If you are looking to bring back connectedness to your life, Belong offers a creative blueprint.
Radha wrote a book that's fun to read, easy to digest, and embodies deep wisdom. This isn't just a book I'm endorsing. This is a book that I want to buy multiple copies of because I have so many friends and acquaintances that will benefit from it. It’s the first time I couldn't wait to finish reading a book so that I could give my copy to one of my friends to read the same day. – source
Principles to Fortune
Crafting a Culture to Massively Grow a Business
Discover the principles that transformed a small North Dakota company into a $100+ million e-commerce superstore. This book teaches you how to grow your organization by ingraining principles into your work culture, creating lifelong customers, evangelical employees, and helpful business partners. Learn how principles shape your fortune, and how to practice them both personally and professionally to experience amazing success. Topics covered include creating culture, e-commerce concepts, marketing in the digital world, and finding a strategic way of life.
Scott Bintz gives another example of how company culture can have a positive impact on people. – source
Women Who Work
Rewriting the Rules for Success
The book explores the modern-day challenges and multifaceted nature of women's lives as they try to achieve balance in their careers and personal lives. It is not just a step-by-step guide to living a happy life and building your career, it also offers practical advice on how to identify opportunities, negotiate, lead teams, shift careers smoothly, start new businesses, and manage work and family. It highlights the need for more female leaders to speak out publicly and encourages women to redefine success on their own terms to ensure we pave the way for future generations of women.
The advice is spot-on for everyone, not just women. – source
The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior
Discover the subtle and secret influences that affect your decisions and behaviors in a fascinating, informative and engaging book. Without realizing it, other people's behavior has a huge impact on everything we do, from what we buy to the careers we choose. The bestselling author, Jonah Berger, personalizes research to real life in surprising ways, allowing readers to gain insight into the moving parts of a mysterious machine. With this knowledge, you can learn how to exercise more control over your own behavior and resist or embrace social influence.
Whether you want to influence others, make smarter decisions, or just better understand the mystery that is human behavior, this book will show you how. A terrific, insightful read. – source
The Charisma Code
Communicating in A Language Beyond Words
The Charisma Code is a tool for personal growth and global communication. With a 3-step formula for speaking a language beyond words, this book teaches individuals and companies how to effectively connect with anyone, regardless of cultural or socio-economic background. The author emphasizes the importance of connecting with those we perceive as different, especially in the era of global citizenship. The book's three-step formula - Know your Value, Show your Value, and See others' Value - is a catalyst for genuine human connection that surpasses barriers of language, nationhood, politics, religion, and dress.
The Charisma Code offers a wealth of tools for resolving conflict, inspiring engagement, and changing culture. – source
The B Corp Handbook, Second Edition
How You Can Use Business as a Force for Good
Learn how to use business as a force for good with this guide to becoming a B Corp. Featuring insights from over 200 leaders of B Corps, the second edition has been updated to include a stronger focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Use the tools in this book to improve social and environmental performance, attract top talent, distinguish your company in a crowded market, and increase trust in your brand. This is not just for B Corps, but for any company looking to build a better business.
The B Corp Handbook shows how using business as a force for good, not just pursuing short-term profits, can be better for consumers, employees, local communities, the environment, and your company’s long-term bottom line. – source
Give and Take
Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
"Unlock the Secrets of Success with Give and Take" - Dive into the world of success and discover what it takes to rise to the top. In this award-winning book, Wharton's highest-rated professor, Adam Grant, reveals the unexpected factors that determine individual success in today's rapidly changing world. Learn to interact with others in ways that can make or break your climb up the success ladder with Give and Take.
Defines a road to success marked by new ways of relating to colleagues and customers as well as new ways of growing a business. – source
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Discover the practical skill of planned serendipity in "Get Lucky" by Thor Muller. In today's fast-paced world, success is no longer guaranteed by following a strictly planned path. Instead, cultivating serendipity can produce quantifiable results, such as breakthrough ideas, valuable relationships, and synchronized market timing. Through eight key elements, including preparedness and commitment, this book shows businesses how to foster the conditions for serendipity to occur. featuring stories from well-known companies like Steelcase and Facebook, "Get Lucky" is the ultimate guide to making serendipity work for you.
Serendipity has been part of our not-so-secret sauce at Zappos from the very beginning. We've seen first-hand how breakthroughs are so often due to the spontaneous collisions between people and ideas. Get Lucky provides a framework for understanding how serendipity works, and shows how it can be used as a practice in life and business. – source
Simple Steps for Creating Happiness + Success in Business + Life
Discover practical strategies for dealing with life's ups and downs with Emotional Equations. Using his own inspiring story and those of other resilient people, bestselling author and motivational speaker Chip Conley offers a fresh and original guide to understanding and managing our emotions. Learn how to identify the elements of your life that you can change, those you can't, and how to better understand your emotions so they can help you - rather than hurt you. This invaluable operating manual has been reviewed for mathematical and psychological accuracy by experts and offers a brilliant, simple logic that illuminates universal truths in common emotional challenges. With a foreword by Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos and author of Delivering Happiness, Emotional Equations is an authentic and fulfilling guide to a genuinely happy life.
Rarely has a CEO bared his soul in a book as Chip Conley has in Emotional Equations. This powerfully authentic story makes for a compelling read and an invaluable operating manual for life. Chip’s stories are used to create emotional building blocks that define how we can understand and navigate our internal weather and emotions. – source
Change The Way You Work Forever
This innovative business book, written by the founders of 37signals, explores the reality that anyone can start their own business thanks to accessible tools and technology. Rework encourages readers to forget about traditional business plans and office spaces, and instead focuses on a streamlined and easy-is-better approach to entrepreneurship. This playbook is perfect for hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, as well as artists looking for inspiration on how to make a living doing what they love. It's time to rework work.
The wisdom in these pages is edgy yet simple, straightforward, and proven. Read this book multiple times to help give you the courage you need to get out there and make something great. – source
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