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UB Student Review
on October 15, 2016
I am currently a student at the University of Baltimore enrolled in an Entrepreneurship class and this book was given as a recommended reading for a select amount of students in my class. Delivering Happiness is about Tony Hsieh and his life path, the Zappos Company, and how a company culture can shape the whole company from its fundamental ideas. Customer service and company culture are some of the main themes in this book that Tony Hsieh highlighted because these were Zappos core competencies that made them a one of a kind company.
I personally really enjoyed this book. It is motivational and opens a path for a completely revised way of thinking about running a business. Profits usually came last for Tony Hsieh, who sold almost everything he had to keep Zappos afloat. As an employee of a business, reading this book makes you jealous of all Zappos employees. Seeing the unique culture that was created at Zappos and seeing how it positively affected customers and the business as a whole is amazing. It was a culture that included employees extremely close to each other, departments that were not separated but unified, a fun loving and relaxed place, and a common goal of being happy while delivering the best service in the world.
There’s not much I didn’t like about this book, it’s incredibly relevant and helpful to anyone thinking or aspiring to become an entrepreneur. The most help the book gives to aspiring entrepreneurs is to realize the overall spectrum of a company, not just profits, but also how to thrive by creating your own core competencies that no one else can replicate.