Two Best Selling Authors Share a Stage

Zappos Insights presents an exclusive, one night only event, with Tony Hsieh and Simon Sinek. Witness, for the first time on a stage, a moderated Q&A session between Tony and Simon. Ask them your burning questions directly as they delve into some of the theories and practices that are helping shape the future of work.

Though wildly different, Tony and Simon are also wildly committed to their purposes and the knowledge that People matter in organizations. These thought leaders of corporate culture and organizational structures that inspire and fulfill, will ignite those from all fields during this interactive event. Join us with Tony and Simon as they look to answer the business world's toughest questions.

For VIP's, we're also offering an exclusive meet and greet opportunity, aptly titled, Tacos and Llamas. You'll join Tony and Simon at Tony's famous Airstream trailer park for an exclusive dinner, lined with tons of tacos and the chance to meet Tony's pet llama!


Simon Sinek

Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.

Simon is also best known for popularizing the concept of Why in his first Ted Talk in 2009. It has since risen to the third most watched talk of all time on, gathering 31+ million views and is subtitled in 45 languages.

Sinek is the author of three best selling books:

  • The global best seller, "Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action"
  • The New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller, "Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t"
  • The New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller, "Together is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration"
  • And due out September 5th is the latest book, "Find Your Why: A Practical Guide to Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team"

Tony Hsieh

In 1999, at the age of 24, Tony Hsieh (pronounced Shay) sold LinkExchange, the company he co-founded, to Microsoft for $265 million. He then joined Zappos as an advisor and investor, and eventually became CEO, where he helped Zappos grow from almost no sales in 1999 to the multi-billion dollar company it is today. Back in 2009, the company was acquired by Amazon in 2009 in a deal valued at $1.2 billion on the day of closing. Tony has remained as CEO of Zappos, which operates independently of Amazon, and continues to help build Zappos as a company dedicated to customer service, company culture, and community.

Tony’s book, "Delivering Happiness", was published in 2010, and outlines his path from starting a worm farm to life at Zappos. Tony shows how a very different kind of corporate culture is a powerful model for achieving success and happiness. “Delivering Happiness”, debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list.

In addition to his responsibilities as CEO of, Tony helped start Downtown Project (, a group committed to helping transform downtown Las Vegas into the most community-focused large city in the world. This transformation includes the relocation of the Zappos offices from Henderson, Nevada to what was the old City Hall in downtown Las Vegas.