The Zappos Messiah

From Paul Carr’s story about Tony Hsieh, Zappos’s new management structure, and the apparent failure of the Las Vegas Downtown Project:

Hsieh took over as CEO of Zappos in 2000 (he is not the companyโ€™s founder, as many believe) and you only have to spend two minutes โ€” I spent two years โ€” living around Zappos employees to realize that many see him as an almost messianic figure. Itโ€™s hard to walk the length of a street with Hsieh without being stopped by a succession of acolytes hoping to touch the hem of his ubiquitous Zappos branded t-shirt.

It was a good read, in typical Paul Carr fashion.

Have you read <em>Haunted Futures</em> yet? cover

Have you read Haunted Futures yet?

I’ve got a story in the science fiction/near future anthology Haunted Futures, together with the likes of Warren Ellis and Tricia Sullivan. Check it out!