- Last Updated on 05:20 PM 08/20/13
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
Strategies for Success Workshop – The Tony Hsieh Story will be held Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Riverstone Centre, 1100 Confroy Drive in South Boston.
In 1999, at the age of 24, Tony Hsieh sold LinkExchange, the company he co-founded, to Microsoft for $265 million. He then became an advisor and investor and eventually became CEO, where he helped Zappos.com grow from almost no sales to over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales annually, while simultaneously making Fortune magazines annual “Best Companies to Work For” list.
In November 2009, Zappos.com, Inc. was acquired by Amazon.com in a deal valued at $1.2 billion on the day of closing.
His published his first book, “Delivering Happiness,” on June 7, 2010.
Today Hsieh is working to revitalize Las Vegas. This $350 million Downtown Project is a mix of investments, acquisitions and loans — envisions blocks and blocks of community-based, pedestrian-friendly, small-business-oriented, high-density, high-tech urbanism in long-depressed and troubled neighborhoods. Zappos will take over the decrepit old City Hall. That gesture alone, salvaging a local landmark, has endeared Hsieh to many in Las Vegas.
Joe Carey with Renaissance Executive Forums also will be speaking on how to identify root cause of roadblocks to business success, develop strategies and action plans to move forward and setting short and long-term business priorities.
Workshop participants will receive six takeaways including “Delivering Happiness” by Tony Hsieh, Zappos “Family Culture Book,” a workbook, a business PAL (Prioritized Action List), S3- Stay the course, start new habits, stop old habits and bibliography.
Cost of the course is $65 for chamber members and $90 for non-members