Sunday, November 29, 2020

R.I.P. Tony Hsieh


New York Times – "How Tony Hsieh Tried to Single-Handedly Transform Downtown Las Vegas"

"“How many opportunities in a lifetime do you have to help shape the future of a major city?” Mr. Hsieh asked in a 2013 speech, in which he vowed to turn downtown Las Vegas into “the most community-focused large city in the world.” 

That year he moved Zappos’s headquarters into the old City Hall building. He tried to increase the number of what he called “collisions” between interesting people in streets and cafes by adding public art and making downtown more walkable. He pitched his friends on moving their start-up ideas to his sandbox, luring hundreds of entrepreneurs."

New York Times – "Tony Hsieh, Longtime Chief of Zappos, Is Dead at 46"

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