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Review of Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh

June 15th, 2010 1 comment

Have you ever heard Zappos? If you follow the news, i thought you must already know this company. Zappos is a online shoe retailer that was acquired by Amazon on June 2009 (last year). Amazon has acquired Zappos for $850 million. Why Amazon want to buy Zappos? The answer can be found on Mashable site on this article. One of the factor why Zappos can be successful is the leadership of the management team of Zappo which is lead by it’s CEO, Tony Hsieh. In 1999, Tony Hsieh sold LinkExchange, the company he co-founded to Microsoft for $265 million. He then joined Zappos as an adviser and investor, and eventually became CEO. In 2009, Zappos was listed as one of Fortune magazine’s top 25 companies to work for, and was acquired by Amazon later that year in a deal valued at over $1.2 billion on the day of closing.

Last week, Tony Hsieh publish a book Delivering Happiness:  A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose. In this book, Hsieh offers his thoughts and his visionary about different business lessons he learned in life, from a lemonade stand and pizza business through LinkExchange, Zappos, and more. Ultimately, he shows how using happiness as a framework can produce profits, passion, and purpose both in business and in life. This books right now become #1 best selling books in Amazon, #1 in Barnes & Noble and #6 in iBookStore.

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Top 50 Best Selling Books of All The Time

March 23rd, 2010 30 comments

Because i really love book, i sometimes curious of what is the best seller book in the world right now. At the bookstore, we often see books labeled with “best sellers” logo on it. Sometimes the use of this “best-selling” term make us confused. What is the meaning of best seller itself.

There is no international standard for this. Are sales over 1 million makes a book called “best-seller”, or 100 thousand books is enough or maybe just 10 thousand books. This is what makes us confused sometimes. But seeing the list of best-selling books throughout the history of these, our eyes will be open about what is the actual achievement of numbers of following remarkable books that changes the world.

Here are the list of 20 best selling books of all the time :

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