Startup Growing Pains - Tony Hsieh (Zappos)

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Chase the Vision - Tony Hsieh (Zappos)
Date: 10/11/2010
Length: 3 minutes
Speaker(s): Tony Hsieh (Zappos.com)
Sources: Stanford Technology Ventures Program
Description: Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh frequently speaks at entrepreneurship events, where audience members often ask him what business opportunities will make them rich. Hsieh encourages entrepreneurs to chase their vision, rather than money. Entrepreneurs should choose something they would be happy doing for the next 10 years.

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