The Resource The kingdom of happiness : inside Tony Hsieh's Zapponian utopia, Aimee Groth

The kingdom of happiness : inside Tony Hsieh's Zapponian utopia, Aimee Groth

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The kingdom of happiness : inside Tony Hsieh's Zapponian utopia
Title
The kingdom of happiness
Title remainder
inside Tony Hsieh's Zapponian utopia
Statement of responsibility
Aimee Groth
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Fearless gonzo journalism--an insider's look at the enigmatic and successful CEO of Zappos, Tony Hsieh, and his quest to create his own version of utopia in the center of Las Vegas. In 2010 Tony Hsieh was introduced to many as a visionary modern business leader. Under Hsieh's leadership, Zappos became the world's largest online shoe company by championing satisfied customers and a valued workforce. After his company was purchased by Amazon, even as he continued as its CEO, Hsieh engaged his energies and considerable fortune toward a much larger goal: building a new and more socially conscious Silicon Valley in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, all within his five-year plan. Hsieh challenged business and technology journalist Aimee Groth to uproot her life and participate in his social engineering experiment. Beginning with couch surfing, moving to a Downtown Project crash pad, and then living in Zappos corporate housing above the Gold Spike bar, Groth had a front-row view of Hsieh's efforts to build his ideal society. With interviews from insiders on all ends of the Zappos spectrum--like the "broken dolls" who gravitate toward Hsieh's almost cultlike personality and make up some of his inner circle, to the Zapponians who live and work on campus, to players in the top echelon of Silicon Valley--Groth offers a unique view of a world few people know much about, and sheds a new light on this complex, eccentric man. The Kingdom of Happiness is the story of one man's quest to create his own nirvana in the desert based on his exacting design and experimentation with lessons he's gleaned not only from the incredible success of Zappos, but also from rave culture and Burning Man. Is it the business model of the future or a cautionary tale of hubris?"--
  • "An inside look at the CEO of Zappos, Tony Hsieh, one of the most enigmatic and successful entrepreneurs of our time, and his quest to create his own version of utopia in the center of Las Vegas"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Groth, Aimee
Dewey number
381/.45685310092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5386
LC item number
.G7856 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hsieh, Tony
  • Zappos.com (Firm)
  • Success in business
  • Leadership
  • Electronic commerce
Label
The kingdom of happiness : inside Tony Hsieh's Zapponian utopia, Aimee Groth
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dawn of the project -- Shooting bullets -- Utopia or dystopia? -- The great exodus -- The rules don't exist -- Further future
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 318 pages
Isbn
9781501129919
Lccn
2016031820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)967919300
  • 721729
  • (OCoLC)ocn967919300
  • 721729
Label
The kingdom of happiness : inside Tony Hsieh's Zapponian utopia, Aimee Groth
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dawn of the project -- Shooting bullets -- Utopia or dystopia? -- The great exodus -- The rules don't exist -- Further future
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 318 pages
Isbn
9781501129919
Lccn
2016031820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)967919300
  • 721729
  • (OCoLC)ocn967919300
  • 721729

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