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  • Search Inside Yourself
    Tony Hsieh

    This book has the potential to change lives and deliver happiness.

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  • Tribal Leadership
    Tony Hsieh

    Provides a great framework for all companies

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  • The Happiness Hypothesis
    Tony Hsieh

    This is probably the book that's made the biggest impact on my life over the past five years.

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  • Emotional Equations

    Emotional Equations

    Emotional Equations

    Chip Conley
    Self-Help
    3.72 (592)

    “An invaluable operating manual,” says Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO and author of Delivering Happiness. Using brilliantly simple logic that illuminates the universal truths in common emotional challenges, popular motivational speaker and bestselling author Chip Conley has written “a fresh, original guide to an authentic and fulfilling life.”* With a foreword by Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos and author of Delivering Happiness When Chip Conley, dynamic author of the bestselling Peak, suffered a series of devastating personal and professional setbacks, he began using what he came to call “Emotional Equations” (such as Joy = Love - Fear) to help him focus on the variables in life that he could handle, rather than dwelling on the parts he couldn’t, such as the bad economy, death, and taxes. Using brilliantly simple logic that illuminates the universal truths in common emotional challenges, Emotional Equations offers a way to identify the elements in our lives that we can change, those we can’t, and how to better understand our emotions so they can help us . . . rather than hurt us. Equations like “Despair = Suffering - Meaning” and “Happiness = Wanting What You Have ÷ Having What You Want” have been reviewed for mathematical and psychological accuracy by experts. Now Conley tells his own comeback story and those of other resilient people and inspiring role models who have worked through emotional equations in their own lives. Emotional Equations arms you with practical strategies for turbulent times.

    Tony Hsieh

    this book will definitely provide some new perspectives and plenty of food for thought.

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  • Give and Take
    Tony Hsieh

    Give and Take defines a road to success marked by new ways of relating to colleagues and customers as well as new ways of growing a business.

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  • Rework

    Rework

    Rework

    David Heinemeier Hansson,Jason Fried
    Business & Economics
    3.96 (152,733)

    Most business books give you the same old advice: write a business plan, study the competition, seek investors, yadda yadda. if you're looking for a book like that, put this one back on the shelf.rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. read it and you'll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don't need outside investors, and why you're better off ignoring the competition. the truth is, you need less than you think. you don't need to be a workaholic. you don't need to

    Tony Hsieh

    Read this book multiple times to help give you the courage you need to get out there and make something great.

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  • Getting Things Done

    Getting Things Done

    Getting Things Done

    David Allen
    Business & Economics
    3.98 (146,474)

    In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. in getting things done, veteran coach and management consultant david allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country. allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential. in getting things done allen shows how to:* apply the "do it, delegate it, defer it,

    Tony Hsieh

    Recommended read from Tony Hsieh list in INC.com

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  • The Power of Habit

    The Power of Habit

    The Power of Habit

    Charles Duhigg
    Self-Help
    4.12 (417,903)

    A young woman walks into a laboratory. over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. she has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. the patterns inside her brain, neurologists discover, have fundamentally changed.marketers at procter & gamble study videos of people making their beds. they are desperately trying to figure out how to sell a new product called febreze, on track to be one of the biggest flops in company history. suddenly, one of them detects a nearly imperceptible pattern—and

    Tony Hsieh

    Books that inspired Hsieh's approach and philosophy in running Zappos

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  • Daring Greatly

    Daring Greatly

    Daring Greatly

    Brené Brown
    Business & Economics
    4.25 (156,139)

    **Now on Netflix as The Call to Courage** 'She's so good, Brené Brown, at finding the language to articulate collective feeling' Dolly Alderton Every time we are faced with change, no matter how great or small, we also face risk. We feel uncertain and exposed. We feel vulnerable. Most of us try to fight those feelings - or feel guilt for feeling them in the first place. In a powerful new vision Dr Brené Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability, and dispels the widely accepted myth that it's a weakness. She argues that, in truth, vulnerability is strength and when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability - from revealing our true selves - we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Daring Greatly is the culmination of 12 years of groundbreaking social research, across every area of our lives including home, relationships, work, and parenting. It is an invitation to be courageous; to show up and let ourselves be seen, even when there are no guarantees. This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly.

    Tony Hsieh

    Books that inspired Hsieh's approach and philosophy in running Zappos

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  • Triumph of the City

    Triumph of the City

    Triumph of the City

    Edward L. Glaeser
    3.92 (5,305)

    America is an urban nation. more than two thirds of us live on the 3 percent of land that contains our cities. yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, crime ridden, expensive, environmentally unfriendly... or are they? as edward glaeser proves in this myth-shattering book, cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in cultural and economic terms) places to live. new yorkers, for instance, live longer than other americans; heart disease and cancer rates are lower in gotham than in the nation as a whole. more

    Tony Hsieh

    Books that inspired Hsieh's approach and philosophy in running Zappos

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  • Option B
    Tony Hsieh

    Books that inspired Hsieh's approach and philosophy in running Zappos

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  • How Emotions Are Made

    How Emotions Are Made

    How Emotions Are Made

    Lisa Feldman Barrett
    Science
    4.1 (5,470)

    'Fascinating . . . a thought-provoking journey into emotion science' The Wall Street JournalWhen you feel anxious, angry, happy, or surprised, what's really going on inside of you? Many scientists believe that emotions come from a specific part of the brain, triggered by the world around us. The thrill of seeing an old friend, the fear of losing someone we love - each of these sensations seems to arise automatically and uncontrollably from within us, finding expression on our faces and in our behaviour, carrying us away with the experience.This understanding of emotion has been around since Plato. But what if it is wrong? In How Emotions Are Made, pioneering psychologist and neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett draws on the latest scientific evidence to reveal that our common-sense ideas about emotions are dramatically, even dangerously, out of date - and that we have been paying the price. Emotions aren't universally pre-programmed in our brains and bodies; rather they are psychological experiences that each of us constructs based on our unique personal history, physiology and environment.This new view of emotions has serious implications: when judges issue lesser sentences for crimes of passion, when police officers fire at threatening suspects, or when doctors choose between one diagnosis and another, they're all, in some way, relying on the ancient assumption that emotions are hardwired into our brains and bodies. Revising that conception of emotion isn't just good science, Barrett shows; it's vital to our well-being and the health of society itself.

    Tony Hsieh

    Books that inspired Hsieh's approach and philosophy in running Zappos

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  • Where Good Ideas Come from

    Where Good Ideas Come from

    Where Good Ideas Come from

    Steven Johnson
    History
    3.99 (13,913)

    The printing press, the pencil, the flush toilet, the battery--these are all great ideas. but where do they come from? what kind of environment breeds them? what sparks the flash of brilliance? how do we generate the breakthrough technologies that push forward our lives, our society, our culture? steven johnson's answers are revelatory as he identifies the seven key patterns behind genuine innovation, and traces them across time and disciplines. from darwin and freud to the halls of google and apple, johnson investigates the innovation hubs throughout modern time and

    Tony Hsieh

    Recommended read from Tony Hsieh list in INC.com

    Feb 4, 2016 — Source

  • Grit

    Grit

    Grit

    Angela Duckworth
    Business & Economics
    4.07 (85,786)

    "In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students, and business people--both seasoned and new--that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit." Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur "genius" Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments. Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not "genius" but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own "character lab" and set out to test her theory. Here, she takes readers into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she's learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers--from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to the cartoon editor of The New Yorker to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that--not talent or luck--makes all the difference"--

    Tony Hsieh

    Books that inspired Hsieh's approach and philosophy in running Zappos

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  • The ONE Thing
    Tony Hsieh

    Books that inspired Hsieh's approach and philosophy in running Zappos

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  • Outliers

    Outliers

    Outliers

    Malcolm Gladwell
    Large type books
    4.17 (660,715)

    In this stunning book, malcolm gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. he asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?his answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a

    Tony Hsieh

    Books that inspired Hsieh's approach and philosophy in running Zappos

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  • Originals

    Originals

    Originals

    Adam M. Grant
    Business & Economics
    3.94 (42,304)

    The #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas-and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take and co-author of Option B"Reading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully new take on the world."--Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers and The Tipping Point"Originals is one of the most important and captivating books I have ever read, full of surprising and powerful ideas. It will not only change the way you see the worl.

    Tony Hsieh

    Recommended read from Tony Hsieh list in INC.com

    Feb 4, 2016 — Source

  • Start with Why

    Start with Why

    Start with Why

    Simon Sinek
    Business & Economics
    4.08 (150,184)

    Draws on real-life stories and figures, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and Steve Jobs, to examine the qualities a good leader requires in order to inspire and motivate people.

    Tony Hsieh

    Recommended read from Tony Hsieh list in INC.com

    Feb 4, 2016 — Source

  • The Tipping Point

    The Tipping Point

    The Tipping Point

    Malcolm Gladwell,מלקולם גלדוול,עפרה אביגד
    Social Science
    3.99 (752,890)

    An alternate cover edition exists here.the tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. this widely acclaimed bestseller, in which malcolm gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the

    Tony Hsieh

    Books that inspired Hsieh's approach and philosophy in running Zappos

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