In his book 'Delivering Happiness' the Great Tony Hsieh introduces Zappos 10 core values. One of them being:
EMBRACE & DRIVE CHANGE
In no uncertain terms, Tony makes the point that if you are seeking any type of stability, whatsoever, Zappos is probably not the company for you!
How refreshing! A company that looks at the well certified, well dressed, well educated cog in the corporate wheel and shows them the back door.
The Reason why Zappos is great is because they view convention as mediocrity. They realize that structure by defacto checks and balances is the problem...not the solution.
In these troubling times, more and more companies have taken less chances in a survival effort. But companies like Zappos, have taken more chances viewing market caution as an opportunity not a cause for paranoia.
In 2010, the best companies have not a panic button but an extra gear on their jet pack.
I want to introduce you to the concept of AWESOMENESS:
Always remember the little people
Wishing must be accompanied by a well prepared Strategy
Every opinion is only an effort to curtail your unique motivation
Strategy and happiness are not rival concepts
Only YOU can determine YOUR success
Miracles happen every day - if you work really hard
Even a broken clock is right twice a day
Never Give Up
Estimate impossible revenue goals - and double them
Simplicity can be the pathway to expertise
Some people are assholes - ignore them!
Don't Forget To Remember!