Catching up on my Reading

We had a very good weekend as far as work goes. When you are busy during the week, sometimes it is hard to catch up with all the things that need to be done to maintain multiple websites. I had the chance to read three Inc. magazines over the weekend. The latest, the May issue was full of useful information and a terrific article on Tony Hsieh, the Zappos.com CEO. His philosophy is to be happy and from that you can get your employees and your customers to buy in to that happiness. Sounds good in theory, but he has actually made it work for his company. Everyone who works there does so, not because of the huge wages he pays (because he doesn’t), or the free cafeteria food (lunch meat) but because they truly buy in to his whole happiness theory. It really was a very inspiring article.

There were a few other items in this month’s Inc. magazine that I could relate to as well. “Balancing Acts” by Meg Cadoux Hirshberg is an article that hits home. But, instead of my husband being the Entrepreneur, I am and brought him in to help with the business. Her story is the story of thousands of small business owners that struggle to keep their dreams alive while paying the bills and enjoying the finer things in life. I will continue to look forward to reading her monthly updates about the impact of entrepreneurial businesses on families.

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