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19 hrs ago | Grist Magazine

Zappos billionaire wants to turn a dusty Las Vegas wasteland into a thriving urban hub

So I'm in Tony Hsieh's apartment in downtown Las Vegas talking to a woman with rainbow hair whose bona fide, right-there-on-the-business-card job title is the "Pixie of Positivity," when I notice the unicorn head on the kitchen counter.


Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, US Military, US Air Force, Creech Air Force Base

23 hrs ago |

Revenge Of The Ripoff: How A Zappos Knockoff Became A $5 Billion Retailing Sensation

Rubin Ritter, David Schneider and Robert Gentz oversee Zalando, a pre-IPO fashion e-commerce company that has become a European sensation.


Related Topix: Internet, Science / Technology, Europe, World News, Germany, Business News

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Erie Times News

'Pawn Stars' guys plan expansion

The parade of tourists who regularly stop by the downtown Las Vegas shop featured on the History Channel reality show "Pawn Stars" could soon have something better to do while waiting in line.


Related Topix: Pawn Stars, Entertainment, Television, Jazz, Tony Bennett, Jersey Shore, PA

Sun Jul 27, 2014


Want those exact shoes? Ask Zappos' new personal assistant

The online retailer known for its fanatical customer service tests digital assistant that helps you track down any fashion item -- even if the company doesn't sell it.


Related Topix: Internet, Science / Technology

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Entrepreneur Magazine

These Corporations Ensure Their Longevity by Being Good Neighbors

For decades, corporations have been navel-gazing: taking a passive view of the world around them while concentrating firmly on their own affairs.


Related Topix: Computers, Wipro, IT Services, Wipro Technologies

The Globe and Mail

Shoe retailer was born after Zappos left Canada

Sean Clark, founder and CEO of Canadian online footwear retailer , had several figurative doors slammed in his face by brand-named footwear distributors and traditional retailers when he first started out.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Internet

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Paul Petrone posted blog posts

When Tony Hsieh started Zappos in 1999, he was smart enough to realize what would make his company stand out.


Mon Jul 21, 2014

Entrepreneur Magazine

5 Books That Reveal the Secrets of Your Entrepreneurial Heroes

What can we learn by reading about the world's greatest entrepreneurs? Often, it's the small but telling details, such as the fact Warren Buffett and Bill Gates solidified their "bromance" during a dinner party after they both cited focus as the attribute that led to their success.


Related Topix: Warren Buffett

CBS Local

Oldest Vegas Bar Has New Owners

The oldest standing bar in Sin City has new owners. The Downtown Project, spearheaded by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, has purchased Atomic Liquors' building and land.


Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV

Fri Jul 18, 2014


Comcast Demonstrates How to Repel Customers

There's an old saying that no publicity is bad publicity. While this may work for celebrities who see their fame rise with each trashed hotel room, the same is not true for companies, particularly in an age of social media.


Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Entrepreneur Magazine

Has De-emphasizing Job Titles Empowered Zappos Workers?

Throughout the year, Zappos has been transitioning to "holacracy" to restructure its organization and culture , which will do away with internal job titles at the billion-dollar startup.


Management Skills Blog

"Zappos just abolished bosses" - Baloney

"The latest management trend to sweep Silicon Valley requires CEOs to formally relinquish their authority and grants special protection for every employee to experiment with ideas.


Sun Jul 13, 2014

Richard Branson And Tony Hsieh On Business Lives, Leadership And Legacies

As inspiring as it is to see exciting new entrepreneurs bringing innovation and disruption to the business world, I'm always curious to know how some of the most successful and well-established entrepreneurs reflect on their business journeys.


Related Topix: Richard Branson

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Star Tribune

Withering Glance adds Web shopping to its cart

The time-suckage quotient exceeds that of the YouTube cat video marathon I just finished.


Fri Jul 04, 2014

Zappos adds mobile features on Apple iOS app

After the CEO of offered Kanye West advice, the rapper dumped on the online shoe and clothing seller calling its products crap, but using a different word.


Related Topix: Laptops/Notebooks


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