A Conversation with Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh, Plus the Business Legacy of John Wooden

Episode #1,010 |

Guests: Tony Hsieh, Steve Jamison, Matt Ryan

He’s one of the most successful dot.com entrepreneurs of the 21st century, first as the Founder of online advertising portal Link Exchange, and now as the CEO of online shoe retailer Zappos.com.  Now, he just wants people to be happy at work, and he illustrates his path to happiness in his new book, “Delivering Happiness: A Path To Profits, Passion, and Purpose”. Tony Hsieh will talk to Ron about his career, and what it takes to ensure that your people are happy in their roles in your company. Plus, the recent passing of legendary college basketball coach John Wooden has reminded sports fans all around the country of his legacy on the court.  But business leaders around the world have also been impacted by the loss, as many of Wooden’s best-known teachings and principles had applications in the boardroom as well.  Steve Jamison was Wooden’s long time collaborator and co-author on a half dozen books centered around Wooden’s life and business lessons, and he talks with Ron about just what HE has learned from “The Wizard of Westwood”.  And Ron talks with Duquesne University Economics Professor Matt Ryan about Matt’s forecast for the economic impact of the BP oil spill across a variety of sectors.

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Ron Talks About Happiness With Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh
Ron Talks About Happiness With Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh

Guests: Tony Hsieh

“The American Entrepreneur” Ron Morris talks with Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos.com, about the unique business model of Zappos.com, as well as Tony’s personal story, what drives him to succeed, and the revolutionary corporate culture of the Zappos workplace.

What Business Lessons Can We Learn From the Late John Wooden?
What Business Lessons Can We Learn From the Late John Wooden?

Guests: Steve Jamison

“The American Entrepreneur” Ron Morris talks with writer Steve Jamison, who has collaborated on eight books with recently deceased legendary college basketball coach John Wooden, about the legacy that “The Wizard of Waverly” has left behind to the BUSINESS world. How many of Wooden’s on-court truisms have successfully translated to the board roon?

Ron Talks Economic Issues With Duquesne University’s Matt Ryan
Ron Talks Economic Issues With Duquesne University’s Matt Ryan

Guests: Matt Ryan

“The American Entrepreneur” Ron Morris talks with Matt Ryan, a fellow professor of economics and business at Duquesne University, about the economic impact of the BP oil spill on a number of sectors throughout the United States, as well as “how we got here” in terms of our current economic turmoil.

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