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What ties everything together and really helps us achieve our greater purpose is that Zappos is about delivering happiness.
You don't have to have a multimillion dollar company to go above and beyond with creative gifts or acts of kindness that tell clients -- or even employees, colleagues or friends -- that you're paying attention.
Social media portals are changing the ways in which companies are doing business, thanks to one-on-one interactions between consumers and employees.
Jobs and opportunity are shifting away from giant corporations to small and mid-sized companies, where there is a growing commitment to "culture" -- the spirit of the place.
Zappos has proven that "karmic capitalism" isn't just a catchy cliché, but it's also a very effective means to run a business and cash out at an extremely impressive return on investment.
Companies with a purpose have a way of seeing a need in the marketplace and conceiving of a never-before-thought-of solution to meet that need.
Zappos focuses on supporting individual expression and the internal happiness of each employee.
Some things - oversized shoulder pads and Speedos - should face extinction. But size 5 shoes? My sole cries out at the injustice.
At first, I thought it was just the group of people I was spending time with. Among them, the talk was rapid-fire and filled with unbridled enthusiasm...
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