Monday, June 7, 2010

Book Review: Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh (and a GIVEAWAY!)

(Be sure to read to the bottom of this post to see how you can enter to win a copy of Delivering Happiness.)

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and PurposeDelivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh is not the type of book that I read very often. I have enjoyed business books by Seth Godin, and others, but unless I am reading for a particular need, like when I am beginning a new business or reading for work, I don't read this kind of book on a regular basis. Therefore, some of the language in this book was "over my head". I had a hard time getting through it.

At the risk of sounding too negative, I have to say that I didn't get very much out of this book. I kept trying to read it to find good business ideas or advice, but all I saw was the story of how a company began and has become a billion dollar business because of good customer service and building great company "culture". I honestly was surprised by the account of Mr. Hsieh continuing to spend his millions of dollars on the business instead of investing it and being able to spend his time on other pursuits.

I think maybe some will enjoy this book because of the personal stories told in it, and I'm sure some will gain insights on how they might make changes in their businesses for the better as a result of reading this book. If you want a good business book, however, I think you could do much better looking elsewhere.

I do have a copy of this book for a giveaway. If you would like to read this book, please leave a comment. I will choose a winner on June 13th.

If you want to learn more about this book, go to http://www.deliveringhappinessbook.com/.

(I received this book from the publisher in return for an honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.)

1 comment:

Page Turner said...

I don't know that I would personally be interested in this book, but I have a friend who might like it. And as a true bibliophile I can never turn down an opportunity to win a free book!