The book makes for interesting reading in parts, and in other areas it drags on for far too long. For example, the parts leading up to the founding of Link Exchange are slow and tedious, whereas LinkExchange is covered in about 4 pages, and then hardly mentioned again.
One thing that becomes apparent is that Tony Hsieh achieved his status more through luck, than through skill. It was a sign of the times that a company like LinkExchange with little revenue could be sold for such a high price.
Furthermore, Hsieh seems to have a strange desire to keep all his friends close, to the extent of having them all live in the same apartment building, and go to the same parties. Further illustrated by him moving Zappos to Las Vegas, along with all the employees.
To call Hsieh a genius entrepreneur is incorrect, he is someone who risked it all and got lucky, the book would have benefited from an editor to trim it down and keep focus.
Not really a book for budding entrepreneurs, rather one for people who want to learn about how crazy business in the late 90s were.