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Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh On Building A Virtuous Business In The City Of Sin

He has staked $350 million on revitalizing downtown Vegas—the seedy, largely abandoned areas of Fremont East and Arts Districts north of the Strip—and he has done so by infusing it with the fired-up fraternal spirit that made Zappos a success. Some call Hsieh’s plan visionary; others wonder aloud if it’s an ego-trip by a restlessly ambitious CEO. It might even be understood as a lavish bid to keep Zappos employees happy, at work or not.

Paul Higgins: Saw Tony talk at the Business Innovation factory Conference in Rhode Island a couple of weeks ago - hugely impressive

Full Story: FastCompany

emergentfutures:

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh On Building A Virtuous Business In The City Of Sin


He has staked $350 million on revitalizing downtown Vegas—the seedy, largely abandoned areas of Fremont East and Arts Districts north of the Strip—and he has done so by infusing it with the fired-up fraternal spirit that made Zappos a success. Some call Hsieh’s plan visionary; others wonder aloud if it’s an ego-trip by a restlessly ambitious CEO. It might even be understood as a lavish bid to keep Zappos employees happy, at work or not.


Paul Higgins: Saw Tony talk at the Business Innovation factory Conference in Rhode Island a couple of weeks ago - hugely impressive


Full Story: FastCompany

Reblogged from Emergent Futures Tumblelog 

Starting a business is not for everyone. You need a strong constitution and the ability to face failure. Because if statistics are any guide, you will likely fail.

But the web makes it easier for first-time entrepreneurs to tap into that spirit of risk. What do these go-getters have in common? They likely started a “business” in childhood (a lemonade stand, a paper route, etc.). They’ve likely used their own money to fund their dreams (and are likely to have maxed-out credit cards, as a result). And they are less averse to risk than the average human.

Check out this video by OnlineMBA.com for insight into the mind of the entrepreneur.

Thumbnail image courtesy of iStockphoto, morganl

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Why Your Idea Isn’t Worth Anything
Karl Stark and Bill Stewart, inc.com
HERDING GAZELLESSeasoned investors say that nine times out of 10, an entrepreneur is too busy focusing on the “idea” to think through the business model.We’re not ven­ture cap­i­tal­ists, but since our busi­ness involves part­ner­ing with…

So very true!

Why Your Idea Isn’t Worth Anything
Karl Stark and Bill Stewart, inc.com

HERDING GAZELLES

Seasoned investors say that nine times out of 10, an entrepreneur is too busy focusing on the “idea” to think through the business model.

We’re not ven­ture cap­i­tal­ists, but since our busi­ness involves part­ner­ing with…

So very true!

VCs' Nastiest Interview Trick

Howard A. Tullman, inc.com

Most of the entrepreneurs I meet will walk right into this one. Here’s how to be prepared.

Almostev­ery day I meet and speak with young entre­pre­neurs try­ing to get their busi­ness­es off the ground. I’m will­ing to give almost any­one a quick…

It’s tough raising capital, despite how easy the keynote guys say it is. Especially when the “hot chic at the party” is an old dude, Jk.

Can’t Code? Start a Tech Company Anyway
Jessica Stillman, inc.com
START IT UPThe co-founders of sales-alert start-up Hukkster explain how they managed to get a tech-heavy idea off the ground when they had no technical skills.Tech start-ups couldn’t be hot­ter. The only prob­lem: You think Python is just a…

Non-Tech Co-Founders can be just as important….ok, almost as important.

Can’t Code? Start a Tech Company Anyway
Jessica Stillman, inc.com

START IT UP

The co-founders of sales-alert start-up Hukkster explain how they managed to get a tech-heavy idea off the ground when they had no technical skills.

Tech start-ups couldn’t be hot­ter. The only prob­lem: You think Python is just a…

Non-Tech Co-Founders can be just as important….ok, almost as important.

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Best recruiting line ever

Michael Chen, MBA Student @ MIT Sloan
Eric Schmidt to Sheryl Sandberg on joining Google: 

Don’t be an idiot.  Get on a rocket ship. When companies are growing quickly and they are having a lot of impact, careers take care of themselves. And when companies aren’t growing quickly or their missions don’t matter as much, that’s when stagnation and politics come in. If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat. Just get on.