Tony Hsieh, the previous CEO of on-line shoe retailer Zappos has died, the company confirmed Saturday. Hsieh retired from the Las Vegas-based firm in August, after 20 years on the helm. Underneath his management, Zappos became known for its customer support and employee-focused firm tradition. Hsieh wrote a best-selling autobiography titled “Delivering Happiness” that detailed his philosophy.
Amazon acquired Zappos for $1.2 billion in 2009, and saved Hsieh on as CEO. He said in 2010 he had determined to promote to the e-commerce big as a result of Amazon acknowledged “the individuality of Zappos’s tradition and Amazon’s responsibility to guard it. We consider Amazon as an enormous consulting firm that we will rent if we wish—for example, if we want assist redesigning our warehouse programs.”
According to CNN, Hsieh, 46, died from accidents he suffered at a home hearth in Connecticut the place he was visiting household.
“Tony’s kindness and generosity touched the lives of everybody round him, as his mantra was of ‘Delivering Happiness’ to others,” Zappos CEO Kedar Deshpande wrote in a weblog publish. “His spirit will eternally be part of Zappos, and we’ll proceed to honor his reminiscence by dedicating ourselves to persevering with the work he was so enthusiastic about.”