Can the Pursuit of Happiness Kill You?


An interesting development in the world of culture: Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO and founder of Downtown Project in Las Vegas, resigned as captain of the project a few weeks ago. There have been a number of high-profile suicides associated with the project, but it’s not clear that was the reason. Like a lot of folks interested in company culture, I regularly cite Tony and Zappos as the pinnacle of great management, but this calls into question what happens when the push to be happy overcomes the realities of being human.

What do you think?

http://recode.net/2014/10/01/the-downtown-project-suicides-can-the-pursuit-of-happiness-kill-you/

http://recode.net/2014/09/30/tony-hsieh-steps-down-from-lead-role-at-las-vegas-downtown-project/