Ever since I read Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh (CEO of online store Zappos) in one sitting, I’ve wanted to visit their offices in Las Vegas. So on my recent trip, I did just that. Here’s a quick tour.
Apparently, it’s a tie-free zone at Zappos. Anyone who wears a tie has it promptly cut off and this practice is proudly displayed at the front desk.
Tours of Zappos are free. Just book in – they even send a shuttle bus to pick you up from you hotel and can also drive you to the airport.
They’re really big on creating T-shirts to celebrate milestones.
In fact, slightly obsessed with T-shirts for any reason.
There are kitchenettes everywhere featuring snacks, coffee and fruit.
And if you want to have a nap, this is what they did to an unused internal walkway. Zappos is housed in the former city council building. They didn’t know what to do with this dead space so they held a competition among staff and the best idea was implemented.
It’s not exactly Vogue Living decor. But each team is encouraged to decorate their own area.
Because you’ve always wanted a Zappoccino.
There’s even a concierge to help staff get their life organised, particularly useful if you’ve moved to Las Vegas to take up the job.
And that’s Tony Hsieh’s desk.