“In the end, it turns out that we’re all taking different paths in pursuit of the same goal: happiness.”
In Tony Hsieh’s Delivering Happiness : A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose, he describes how focusing on happiness can bring about profits, passion, and purpose in both business and life. Of course, it doesn’t just happen overnight, and the bulk of the book [which is a pretty quick and interesting read] takes you from Tony’s profit-crazed early years to the booming dot.com days to the fall of that era and to how his passion and the passion of those around him keeps Zappos alive until it finally sticks.
Talk about a crazy up-and-down [and eventually back up again] ride. Much of the story takes place in the San Francisco, and it’s pretty amazing how much was going on when I was far too young to know/understand. As I read the stories, I could pinpoint where the offices, party loft, and restaurant were… Of course, I hadn’t noticed any of that back then. All this was happening just a bus-ride away!
I found the book to be an enjoyable read – Tony’s writing style is one of a very casual storyteller. The final chapter of the book is about the science of happiness and is really a call to action – to figure out your own happiness, as well as to join the movement of delivering happiness.
You can pick up your own hardcover copy of Delivering Happiness [$13] here!
PS – I received a free advanced copy [actually two, one of which I’ve given away] of the book for the purpose of this review, and all opinions I’ve made regarding the book are MINE MINE MINE [and true].