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.
Title : Awaken The Giant Within : How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny
Author : Anthony Robbins
Genre : Self Development
Rating : 5 of 5
One of best book i ever read in my whole life. Anthony Robbins really give a new perspective about how the way we think as human. This is the second book i read after his first book, Unlimited Power. In this book, he described a lot about the key to change our habit, how to take decision to change our destiny, comfort and sorrow law, CANI (Constant and Neverending Improvements) system, NAC (Neuro Assosiative Condition), how to control our emotion, the power of words & faith, how to live happily, and many other technique. This book really complete and detail. I used a lot explanation in this book as my guidance for my life. I can become a happy and resourceful people everyday because of his books. Anthony Robbins also learn from lot of gurus. I love most of his quotes. some of them is "every leader is a reader", "the past didn’t equal the future". no doubt, Tung Desem Waringin (the best trainer in Indonesia) can talk very good, because he learn from the best. For me, Anthony Robbins is the best motivator in the world. So pity, i never meet him directly. Last chapter of this book also tell about how we can be a hero by contributing our effort to make world a better place to live. This what i like from Anthonny Robbins. Beside tried to achieve our goal for success, we also teached to give and help other people who need help.