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Tony Hsieh of Zappos advice on entrepreneurship

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Tony Hsieh is about to release the "Delivering Happiness" book and gives us a preview and his advice on how to start a business and create a culture for your company so that it has a higher goal than just business

Created: 12/07/2010 • 507976 view(s) • Date of speech: 05/17/2010 • Label: entrepreneurship • Language: English • City of the speech: Las Vegas

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Tony originally got involved with Zappos as an advisor and investor in 1999, about 2 months after the company was founded. Over time, Tony ended up spending more and more time with the company because it was both the most fun and the most promising out of all the companies that he was involved with. He eventually joined Zappos full time in 2000. Under his leadership, Zappos has grown gross merchandise sales from $1.6M in 2000 to over $1 billion in 2008 by focusing relentlessly on customer service. Tony focuses on continuing to grow the business at a rapid pace while maintaining the culture and feel of a small company. Prior to joining Zappos, Tony co-founded Venture Frogs with Alfred Lin. Venture Frogs is an incubator and investment firm that invested in Internet startups, including Ask Jeeves, Tellme Networks, and of course, Zappos.com. Prior to Venture Frogs, Tony co-founded LinkExchange, an advertising network that was successfully sold to Microsoft for $265M in 1998.

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