Former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh dies at 46
Tony Hsieh, the previous CEO of on-line shoe retailer Zappos has died, the corporate confirmed Saturday. Hsieh retired from the Las Vegas-based firm in August, after 20 years on the helm. Below his management, Zappos turned identified for its customer support and employee-focused firm tradition. Hsieh wrote a best-selling autobiography titled “Delivering Happiness” that detailed his philosophy.
Amazon acquired Zappos for $1.2 billion in 2009, and saved Hsieh on as CEO. He stated in 2010 he had determined to promote to the e-commerce large as a result of Amazon acknowledged “the distinctiveness of Zappos’s tradition and Amazon’s responsibility to guard it. We consider Amazon as an enormous consulting firm that we are able to rent if we would like—for example, if we’d like assist redesigning our warehouse techniques.”
In line with CNN, Hsieh, 46, died from accidents he suffered at a home hearth in Connecticut the place he was visiting household.
“Tony’s kindness and generosity touched the lives of everybody round him, as his mantra was of ‘Delivering Happiness’ to others,” Zappos CEO Kedar Deshpande wrote in a weblog put up. “His spirit will ceaselessly be part of Zappos, and we are going to proceed to honor his reminiscence by dedicating ourselves to persevering with the work he was so keen about.”
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