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January 20, 2011 08:00 ET

Rypple Announces Webinar Hosted by Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh

Hsieh to Speak About Improving Company Culture by "Delivering Happiness"

TORONTO--(Marketwire - January 20, 2011) - Tony Hsieh knows about keeping people happy. He's built his career on it -- most recently as CEO of the iconic Zappos.com and New York Times Best-Selling Author of "Delivering Happiness, A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose." Join Hsieh online as he talks about "Delivering Happiness" on January 27th at 2:30 p.m. EST as part of the Rypple Leadership Series.

Hsieh will discuss how Zappos.com, Inc. built a market-leading brand, emphasizing the importance of customer service and company culture. Hsieh will talk about how focusing on delivering happiness to customers and employees has enabled the company to expand beyond selling shoes to clothing, bags and other product categories.

Hsieh's webinar kicks off the 2011 Rypple Leadership Series. Hosted by top executives, academics and coaches, the monthly Leadership Series webinars are lively discussions on some of the biggest challenges faced by top managers and leaders today. Past hosts have included management and leadership experts Don Tapscott, Marc Effron and CEO coach Stephen Miles.

"Tony and Rypple share a common vision that creating the right culture at work delivers outsized business results. We're looking forward to hosting him as part of the Rypple Leadership Series." - David Stein, co-CEO Rypple

For more information or to register check out the Rypple Leadership Series page.

About 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.com as an advisor and investor, and eventually became CEO, where he helped Zappos.com grow from almost no sales to over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales annually, while simultaneously making Fortune magazine's annual "Best Companies to Work For" list. In November 2009, Zappos.com was acquired by Amazon.com in a deal valued at $1.2 billion on the day of closing.

Tony's first book, "Delivering Happiness," was published on June 7, 2010, and outlines his path from starting a worm farm to life at Zappos.com. 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 and has remained on the list every week since June 2010.

About Rypple
Rypple builds social software that makes workplace feedback easy and fun. Our software is built around people, not processes. Teams share more feedback and actually get things done. Managers don't waste time and abolish painful performance reviews. People learn and adapt faster and get recognized for great work. Rypple's customers are some of the world's most innovative companies, including Mozilla, Rackspace, Adaptive Path and Digg. Rypple was awarded HR Executive's Top 10 Products of 2010. Rypple's offices are located in Toronto and San Francisco. For more information, please visit http://rypple.com.

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