Weinermobile Visits Zappos!

Yep, you heard right. The world famous Oscar Meyer Weinermobile visited Zappos.com’s Henderson office today to the delight of everyone!!!

This story begins two days ago, when Zappos CEO, Tony Hseih, was the keynote speaker at the Word of Mouth Marketing Summit and Research Symposium here in Las Vegas. The Weinermobile was actually on display, and Tony decided to began his speech inside the Weinermobile, and emerged to everyone’s surprise!

After the address, Tony arranged for the Weinermobile to make a stop at the Zappos offices on Friday, and everyone freaked out and had a great time! Below is a video of how it went down!

Free Tribal Leadership Audio Book Download!

Yes, that’s right! The 2008 book Tribal Leadership made such an impact on us here at Zappos that we have decided that we will share an audiobook version of the book for the rest of the world….. FOR FREE .

Zappos.com has partnered with the authors of Tribal Leadership to bring you the audio version of the book, and we’ve included a special audio foreword featuring Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, having a conversation with Dave Logan, co-author of Tribal Leadership.

Tribal Leadership is an exploration of how:

“Within every company there are tribes, often several, consisting of 20 to 150 people who know each other and work together. But while everyone tribes, the culture of each tribe is different, as is its effectiveness. Improving a tribe’s culture—and its chances for greater success—requires a tribal leader who not only understands the tribe but can leverage its collective assets to build a greater team.”

This book is helping us to shape our culture, and we hope it can do the same for you! To download, click here !

Shoes, shoes, and more shoes!

Nevada Zappos.com employees got together to collect new kids shoes for the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation . We collected 400 pairs of new shoes with the help of Nike , Zappos Outlets , and of course our amazing Zapponians . Below is a picture of the shoes with Jeff and Stephanie from the NCCF and Tony and Alfred . In addition to picking up the shoes the NCCF presented Zappos with a plaque thanking us for the donation. You can read more about Zappos’ community involvement here .

Serena Williams at Zappos!

Yep, it’s true!

Serena Williams, the already a legend tennis star, stopped by the Zappos offices in Vegas on Wednesday and sat down with our CEO, Tony Hsieh, for a lengthy Q&A, with questions that Tony received from his followers on Twitter.com. This was a great experience for everyone at Zappos, and Serena is an inspiration to us all! Thank you so much for visiting, Serena!

Zappos on Nightline!

After my local news telecast last night, thine eyes landed on quite a story that the fine folks over at ABC News’ Nightline were airing: A story about Zappos!

Nightline camera crews were in our offices for two days at the end of June, filming our training classes in NV and our KY Boot Camp in Kentucky. They focused on our culture, customer service and our ten core values and how we apply them to our business. Our CEO, Tony Hsieh, was interviewed and explained why we want to treat our customers like royalty (Which You Are!) and how we have made that our number one goal.

If you follow the link below, you can see the story on the Nightline’s Website.

We thank Nightline’s crew for being so great to us while visiting, and thanks to everyone for watching!

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=5326827&page=1

Some Glimpses into a Zappy Hour (and a Good CEO Slappin')

Below is a glimpse into your standard insanity of a Zappos Happy Hour. Not for the faint of heart!

And….the slap heard round the Inn Zone.

Zappos HR's Dancing Queen (or, a couple of THESE!!)

Howzit, faithful followers?!

I really hated to title this latest HR / Training pulsating post as I did, (waaaay too many ABBA references his week for some reason), but what choice did I have??? Feast your ogling ojos on this:

That’s Zappos HR’s very own ninja prom queen, Heaven “Heavenless” T. showing us what she’s got. ‘nuff said.

Oh wait, that’s not true!! I also managed to score a pic of Jamstar’s recent glittering gift from one of her joie de vivre vendors:

Perhaps coming to a Zollar Store near you!! Sweeeeeet……

Some parting notes!

Jobs@zappos ! Come getcha some!

Special thanks to Tony “Gender Bender” H. , Zappos CEO , for letting me post Heaven’s performance here, instead of snatching it from my archives for his own sinister purposes, and waiting ever so patiently for me to get it out. Yer the best Tony. Love ya. Mean it.

Coming Soon!
-How HR’s Monthly Outing literally rocked! (promise this one’s coming really soon)
-An update from Training! (sorry, really needed to get Heaven’s routine up!)
-Zappos.com: Powered by Hope! (and another Dancing Queen!!)
-Random Rozzy Thoughts! (building anticipation…it’ll be worth it!)
-The Benches Are Here!!!!! (or, “Why We Love Rozzy and Rebecca L.!”)
-What’s all this about Twitter , then?!!

Until we meet again, “Yes! A brain transplant!...I don’t need it; take my brain!”
~drroo
(follow me on twitter!)

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