Posted by / Sunday, June 6, 2010

Delivering Happiness (Book give away at the bottom of the post)

We interrupt this food blog to bring you a book review of Delivering Happiness A Path to Profits Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh CEO, Zappos
The funny thing about my review of this book is although familiar with the name Zappos I am not a customer. I have not purchased from Zappos, visited the website, or knew anything about their company culture. That is before I read this book.

The community at Zappos is just that a community. A bottom up top down community who have all dedicated themselves to the well being of the company and most importantly it's customers.

Zappos 10 Core Values:
  • Deliver WOW Through Customer Service
  • Embrace and Drive Change
  • Create Fun and A Little Weirdness

  • Be adventurous,Creative, and Open-Minded
  • Pursue Growth and Learning

  • Build Open and Honest Relationships With Communication

  • Build a Positive Team and Family Spirit

  • Do More With Less Be Passionate and Determined
  • Be Humble

The basic components to each of the values above are explained in this book. This is a fast read and there are many facets of this book that you can not only use in your office but also in everyday life.

The book is officially released today and you can visit to find out more.

Three ways to win a FREE copy of this book:
  1. Follow this blog and leave a happy comment to this post.

  2. Follow me on Twitter (@timvidraeats) Tweet about the giveaway and link back to this post.

  3. Follow me on my Facebook fan page leaving a comment on my wall about what delivers happiness in your life.

I will randomly draw a name out of a hat on Wednesday June 16th and notify the winner via Twitter, Facebook, or through email. Good Luck!

As always,

E.A.T. local E.A.T. well


  1. How, ironic, I too am giving a book away this week. I am a Zappos customer for life. Although they don't sell cycling shoes, I always find something I like.

    I follow your blog, but don't facebook(is that a verb) or tweet anymore!

    The book sounds awesome, just like the service they provide.


  2. Too funny! Well your name is in the hat! Thanks for playing. I am off to check out another blog giving away a book.

  3. I may be embarrassing myself here, but I have not heard of Zappo's before.

    I've had a quick look at their site and they seem to be quite amazing.

    Thanks for the chance to win this book!

  4. Your name just went in the hat!

    Good Luck!

  5. oops..forgot to add that I tweeted the giveaway here...

    and I'm also about to visit your FB page!


"Some people eat to live; I live to eat." -Tim Vidra

An avid home cook, I believe in using simple ingredients, local when possible and am inspired by the principles of supporting a sustainable food system. I’ve cultivated this blog as a way to share my passion for the preparation and enjoyment of food in a way that everyone from beginners to long time foodies can get involved in.



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