Thursday, August 5, 2010
Being a happy corporate camper.
Ever wonder if you can go to work and be your real self? What if you're a little weird? At Zappos.com, that's just the type of people they want working there. They even have a question on their employment applications asking future employees to decide how weird they are on a scale from 1 to 10.
Tony Hsieh, CEO and author of "Delivering Happiness - The Path to Profit, Passion and Purpose" describes a brand new kind of corporate culture. A corporation that recognizes and celebrates each employee's personality and creativity. He says it's possible to make customers happy, employees happy and make a profit, all at the same time. Even though Zappos was purchased by Amazon, Tony has made sure that they haven't lost their focus on happiness as a business model and he's proud that Zappos.com is listed with Fortune 500 as one of the best companies to work for.
But that doesn't mean everything always goes the right way. Failure is part of the path to success, according to Tony. And his favorite quote from Thomas Edison says it all, "I've failed my way to success." Learn more about Tony's unique path to success and see how passion, creativity and maybe a little weirdness can help you be a happier, healthier corporate camper.
Also, in the same podcast, you'll hear an interview with filmaker Eric Byler about the immigration issue and the new documentary, "9500 Liberty". Exploring the issure of how the dollar doesn't discriminate, the economic impact of immigration laws on local businesses in Prince William county, Virginia.