In the beginning you find it strange, in the end you can't be estranged from it.
It's not an ordinary book. And the author is not an ordinary man.
I didn't know much about Tony Hsieh when I bought the book. I'd seen an interview and thought it might be interesting to read what he had to say. From the interview and the sound bytes I'd heard, I thought Tony was the kind of successful guy that always gets it right. With "Delivering Happiness" you understand that that's not the case, and sometimes he almost got it very wrong.
He is successful, all right. And he has done it twice. But it was not all a fairy tale.
The book is a roadmap of his life so far, and a guide to the… Read more
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The authors's intention was definitely to make sure the reader wouldn't be fed up about this book. Therefore the book is very easy to read. All the chapters are ver, very short. All the ideas presented in the book are very straightforward. There are dozens of sketches illustrating the ideas throughout the book, so no one gets bored while reading the book. All that summed up and you will read the book in a couple of hours.
But its main virtue is also its main flaw. The authors had an idea and a business concept and wanted the world to know it. And decided to write a book around that. And the word is exactly around. They never dig much about any idea. No issue is dealt in a profound… Read more