AppNewser asked, What’s Favorite App, Tony Hsieh?
The author and CEO of Zappos picked Instagram because “It’s quick, it’s easy, and requires very little time commitment on my part.”
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Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos.com and author of the bestselling book Delivering Happiness, uses the app on his iPhone. Hsieh runs the site Downtownproject.com, “a group of passionate people committed to helping to transform Downtown Las Vegas into the most community-focused large city in the world.” His Instagram username is Downtowntony. His profile includes photos of Las Vegas, as well as shots of architecture, food and drinks.
Hsieh has been an innovator in the tech industry since he sold his startup LinkExchange to Microsoft for $265 million at the age of 24. Hsieh joined Zappos.com as an investor, and quickly took on the role of CEO, where he helped grow the company to more than $1 billion in gross merchandise sales annually, and at the same time making Fortune magazine’s annual “Best Companies to Work For” list. Amazon bought the company for $1.2 in November 2009, but Hsieh still serves as the company’s chief executive.