If you aren’t familiar with Zappos.com’s CEO, Tony Hsieh, congratulations, you probably don’t have a shoe buying problem! I have been a fan of the company since it’s inception but it wasn’t until I saw Mr. Hseih’s interview on The Oprah Winfrey Show that I started to learn more about his story.
In his book, Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose, Hseish pens a great book detailing how and he got to where he is today. It’s not a blueprint for becoming a millionaire, it’s more of him sharing the business lessons he has learned threw life. It’s an inside peek into the sometimes terrifying steps in opening your own company and maintaining your sanity.
I am usually not comfortable with pulling business theories and applying it to love and relationships but sometimes, there really are concepts that lends itself to the same themes that could be helpful. For example, one chapter says, “For individuals, character is destiny. For organizations, culture is destiny” That’s good, right!? Then the obvious, easier said then done business theme: “Build open and honest relationships with communication. We believe that openness and honesty make for the best relationships because that leads to trust and faith.” Here here! This can definitely be applied to our love lives.
I think my favorite part was when the book talks about 3 great concepts: Be Adventurous. Be Creative. Be Open-minded. I am convinced that these are the main ingredients in the recipe for Delivering Dating Happiness!
What other business concepts do you think translate well to relationships and love?
How can single people become more adventurous, creative, and open-minded?
To make things a little interesting, let’s vote on the best comment of the day! Answer any question as many times as you want. At 4:00 come back and tell us who you think should win the free copy of Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits and Purpose!
Winner to be selected on Friday!