If you come out for a tour of Zappos HQ, make sure NOT to press the button…unless you want to be surrounded by pure awesomeness. You’ve been warned!
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Nevada's Third Congressional District Representative Dina Titus stopped by for a tour of Zappos today. We are so pleased to welcome someone who has dedicated her career to public service as a UNLV professor, served on the Nevada Legislature and served as Democratic Minority Leader. Rep. Titus said she wanted to come and see a Nevada business that allows employees to be individuals. After reading Tony Hsieh's "Delivering Happiness" she said she had to come see it for herself. Rep. Titus joins a long list of political figures that have visited the Zappos.com offices such as John Ensign and Oscar Goodman.
ZAPPOS.COM INVITES THE WORLD TO JOIN THEM LIVE VIA WEBCAST FOR
BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK INTO UNIQUE CULTURE
Historic All-Hands Meeting Will Livestream to Public; Chip Conley, Guest Speaker
Las Vegas, NV – April 22, 2010 – Zappos.com, a leader in online apparel and footwear sales, announced today that for the first time in the company’s history, they will allow the world an opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the Zappos culture in full swing as they livestream its quarterly All Hands Meeting. The event takes place on Monday, April 26, 2010 at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas where they will webcast live from
1:00-5:00 pm PST (4:00-8:00 pm EST). All are invited to attend via webcast—for free.
“We’re excited to give the rest of the world an inside peek into our quarterly all hands employee meeting,” said Zappos.com CEO, Tony Hsieh. “Each quarter, we invite a different guest speaker for part of the meeting. We’re excited to announce Chip Conley as our special guest speaker for our next meeting!”
Chip Conley, author of “PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow,” will share his insights and how to apply them to business. There will also be various activities for Zappos employees, including Q&A, culture-building activities, and workshop exercises based on Chip’s presentation.
Viewers will witness firsthand several of Zappos’ ten core values in action:
10. Be Humble
For additional information about how to tune in to this fun and historic event, visit Zappos Insights: http://www.zapposinsights.com/main/zappos-all-hands-meeting/
Established in 1999, Zappos.com has quickly become a leader in online apparel and footwear sales by striving to provide shoppers with the best possible service and selection, with gross merchandise sales exceeding $1 billion annually. Zappos.com currently stocks millions of products from over 1000 clothing and shoe brands. Zappos.com was recognized in 2009 and 2010 by FORTUNE MAGAZINE as one of the "100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR".
More information about the company's customer service philosophy, unique company culture, and job openings can be found at http://about.zappos.com More information about the Zappos Insights business membership program can be found at http://www.zapposinsights.com
I get asked by a lot of people outside of Zappos why I'm still here, because so many entrepreneurs leave the company not long after an acquisition.
One of the big reasons is because what we're doing isn't just about making Zappos customers, employees, and vendors happy. What we're doing is a lot more important. It's about starting a movement and changing the world by inspiring and helping other companies to focus more on culture, core values, customer experience, passion, and purpose -- all without losing sight of financial goals. We're starting a movement -- and that's part of the reason why we launched Zappos Insights (www.zapposinsights.com).
I now get emails every day from people that tell me they've made changes to their companies and/or personal lives because of what we do at Zappos. For example, I just received an email today from the CEO of LivePerson, which currently has over 400 employees... See his email below and be sure to watch the video!
Thank you everyone for your role in delivering happiness to the world!
I started LivePerson 15 years ago and we now have over 400 people and growing. I set out over a year ago to really understand what makes great companies great and took a look at Gore, Google, Four Season, and Zappos.
I was fortunate enough to visit your HQ in Las Vegas and take the tour and have lunch with you. It really opened my eyes to how a great culture drives being a great company.
We had an all company meeting a few weeks back and Zappos was mentioned in many conversations and inspires us to live our core values of "Be an Owner" and "Help Others". I know in order to be like Zappos, we have more months/years to go, but you and your people are truly an inspiration to all of us who want to take the risk of being different and great.
Enclosed is the link to a video we did to chronicle our three days. I hope you will share it with others, you guys are a part of it!!!