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In the Year Before Tony Hsieh's Death, an Unraveling

The 'Wall Street Journal' looks at the Zappos founder's life in Park City, Utah

(Newser) - By now, you've likely heard the grim story of Tony Hsieh, the Zappos founder who died of smoke inhalation after being pulled from an on-fire shed in a Connecticut yard in November. Relying on interviews, personal documents, public and court records, emails, and more, the Wall Street Journal digs...

Zappos Founder Locked Self in Shed Before Deadly Fire

Investigators say blaze may have been intentional

(Newser) - The fire that killed Zappos founder Tony Hsieh in November may not have been accidentally set, investigators in Connecticut say, though they have given its cause as undetermined. Fire investigators say security video captured the 46-year-old peering out the door of a pool storage shed; smoke could be seen behind...

The Zappos Visionary Was 'in Trouble' When He Died

Tony Hsieh, a grandiose dreamer, was indulging in extreme behavior

(Newser) - The visionary who co-founded Zappos fell into a spiral of extreme behavior—including drugs, alcohol, and self-starvation—before dying last month in a house fire, the Wall Street Journal reports. "Tony is in trouble," an insider warned one of Tony Hsieh's old friends. Indeed, people say Hsieh...

Cause of Death for Zappos Visionary Revealed

Tony Hsieh died of smoke inhalation

(Newser) - The cause of death for former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, who died Friday at age 46 , was revealed by the medical examiner's office Monday. Hsieh, who was hospitalized after a Connecticut house fire Nov. 18 and never recovered, died from complications of smoke inhalation, the Hartford Courant reports. His...

Zappos Visionary Dead at 46
Zappos Visionary
Dead at 46

Zappos Visionary Dead at 46

Tony Hsieh dies of injuries sustained in a house fire

(Newser) - Tony Hseih, the Zappos visionary who convinced skeptical Americans to buy shoes online without trying them on, paid new employees to quit, and lived in an Airstream, has died at the age of 46 from complications from a house fire, reports the Wall Street Journal . Fire officials in New London,...

Zappos' Bizarre Work Culture Will Blow Your Mind

 Zappos' Bizarre 
 Work Culture 
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 Your Mind 
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Zappos' Bizarre Work Culture Will Blow Your Mind

CEO thinks no bosses, new lingo, and flexible rules will revolutionize workplace

(Newser) - Amazon may have acquired Zappos six years ago, but it's likely the work culture at the latter is dramatically different from that of the former. That's because Zappos, under the direction of CEO Tony Hsieh, is pioneering a total revamp of its workplace, including getting rid of all...

Zappos Does Away With Job Titles, Managers
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 Away With Job 
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Zappos Does Away With Job Titles, Managers

Retailer turns to 'holacratic' model

(Newser) - Online retailer Zappos is making a dramatic change to its company hierarchy—in fact, it's getting rid of it. CEO Tony Hsieh explained to employees last month that the company was ditching job titles and management positions in favor of a system known as "Holacracy." The term,...

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