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Why You Should Stop Making Excuses and Start Doing Cool Sh*t

MeiMei Fox | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Let me tell you just a few reasons why Miki Agrawal, whom I met through the inspirational Summit Series community, is a firecracker of a human being and one of my personal heroines.

Rap Stars, Ball Players and Tech Entrepreneurs

Kai Sato | Posted 09.18.2013 | Small Business
Kai Sato

As with athletes, rap lyrics often resonate with entrepreneurs because in order to be successful, one must possess conviction and be unwavering in bringing a dream to fruition, which rappers frequently describe in their prose.

Buzz Words and Results

Amanda Slavin | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

I am inspired every day to keep doing what I'm doing, finding those people who are the inspired ones, the on fire ones, and the ones who are looking to change the world.

It's the Culture, Stupid!

Eduardo P. Braun | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Eduardo P. Braun

Strategy and culture are the two pillars for business success and for far too long we only paid serious attention to strategy. Now is the time to manage your culture!

It's Time for Leaders to Lead

Rana Florida | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

The traditional top-down approach, in which the boss sits at the top of the pyramid and orders the underlings to work harder, is no longer flying.

The Happiness Tipping Point

Sunnie Groeneveld | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Sunnie Groeneveld

Happiness is not about smiley faces, unicorns and light-hearted merriment. Nor is it about self-proclaimed gurus and their self-help anecdotes of supposed enlightenment.

Learning Is Cool: What I learned From C2-MTL

Amanda Slavin | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

For an adult who loves to learn, but also loves marketing, who has a background in education and events, you aren't told what way to go. There is really only one thing to do and that is to create your own path.

The Praying Mantis: Same Word, New Interpretation

Amanda Slavin | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

For so long, I made up excuses and said I was stuck, I was convinced I made wrong choices, I was convinced I was not good enough, but those are all interpretations of stories I created in my head.

Could Downtown Vegas Become the Next Hub for Startups? (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.11.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Zappos founder and CEO Tony Hsieh stopped by the Samsung Blogger Lounge to discuss the revitalization project of Downtown Las Vegas, the new SXSW v2v program, and incredible predictions for the future of business and technology.

Small Group, Big Impact

Venture For America | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Venture For America

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif It's hard to imagine what Downtown Project was like before the Venture for America Fellows joined our team. I'm not really sure how we functioned without them.

Choose Happiness: Listen to Your Happiness GPS

Amanda Slavin | Posted 08.03.2012 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

What is my foundation? When do I feel at my best and am I aligning myself with people and situations that help support me? I knew that the "happiness GPS" inside me was telling me to make a choice.

Is Play Part of Your Corporate Culture?

Darell Hammond | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business
Darell Hammond

This is a big week for KaBOOM! The whole team of Boomers -- what we call ourselves -- is gathering for our annual retreat, otherwise known as Play Academy. For us, instilling a sense of play into the organization helps energize Boomers and keeps us focused on our mission.

Your Start-Up Life: Advice on Work, Life, and Play

Rana Florida | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

This week's conversation is with Tony Hsieh, who built one of the largest online companies in the world, "My first 'job' was as a newspaper boy. It made me realize that I didn't want to spend my life delivering newspapers."

How Workplace Happiness Can Lead To Growth For America | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business

Is the future of sustainable growth in corporate America linked to how happy we are to go to our jobs every day? Tony Hsieh, CEO of, say...

Alex Wagner

Zappos' CEO: Saving Vegas From Itself | Alex Wagner | Posted 08.17.2011 | Impact

The Zappos offices in Las Vegas are housed in a sun-drenched office park on a stretch of highway that could be found pretty much anywhere -- except fo...

Why Social Media Wastes Leaders' Time

Dorie Clark | Posted 04.21.2015 | Media
Dorie Clark

In this crowded media landscape, sometimes what matters most isn't your use of 21st century technologies. Instead, it's the forgotten 19th century arts.

Zappos CEO: Why I Give My Employees Courses In 'Delivering Happiness'

Tony Hsieh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tony Hsieh

Rather than focusing on individuals as assets, we instead focus on building as our asset a pipeline of people in every single department with varying levels of skills and experience, ranging from entry level all the way up through senior management and leadership positions.

Don't Network, Build Relationships

Tony Hsieh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tony Hsieh

From Delivering Happiness: A Path to Passion, Profits and Purpose by Tony Hsieh. I personally really dislike "business networking" events. At almost ...

Zappos CEO: How To Build A Brand Through Customer Service

Tony Hsieh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tony Hsieh

From Delivering Happiness: A Path to Passion, Profits and Purpose by Tony Hsieh. Over the years, the number one driver of our growth at Zappos has be...

Zappos CEO: Why I Walked Away From Big Money At Microsoft

Tony Hsieh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tony Hsieh

Eleven years ago, I made a list of the happiest periods in my life, and I realized that none of them involved money. I realized that building stuff and being creative and inventive made me happy.

Rethinking How We Learn and Work

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ellen Galinsky

We need to focus on managing our attention and energy, not just our time. Some schools are experimenting with providing longer time periods for learning and finding that it can be very effective.

Zappos CEO: Your Culture Is Your Brand

Tony Hsieh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tony Hsieh

What's a company to do if you can't just buy your way into building the brand you want? What's the best way to build a brand for the long term? In a word: culture.

What Business Are You In?

Chip Conley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chip Conley

Transformative leaders and transformative companies have an impact that revolutionizes their industries and everyone around them.

Your Culture Is Your Brand

Chip Conley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chip Conley

Your company culture and how it influences employee and customer engagement is the ultimate secret sauce that defines whether you're a Zappos or a zippo.

Dear Mr. President: Just Go With the Flow

Sam Chaltain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Chaltain

Why are we so afraid to acknowledge that the learning process is more dependent on simple structures, improvisation, and freedom than it is on complex structures, standardization, and fear?