Author and Delivering Happiness CEO Jenn Lim talks about how happiness can be applied in making business models. She discusses three 3 kinds of happiness: pleasure, passion, higher purpose of meaning and relates these to businesses, employees and consumers.
Jenn explains that the goal is not to be like Delivering Happiness or Zappos to succeed. Instead she believes that “It’s not the actual core values that matter. It’s the fact that you have them and that you’re aligned and committed to them.”
Catch the rest of the video below and prepare to be inspired to apply happiness framework to your own business.
Jenn Lim is CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness.
Delivering Happiness is the company that Jenn Lim and Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos.com) co-founded to inspire science-based happiness, passion and purpose at work, home and everyday life. Jenn has been a Zappos consultant since the company started in 2003. Since 2009, Zappos has been on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. The Zappos Culture Book is one of Jenn Lim’s creation and it is a global symbol of how companies can use happiness as a business model to increase productivity and profitability.
Delivering Happiness started out as a book. It was a worldwide hit and a #1 on the bestsellers lists of New York Times and USA Today in 2010. It was voted one of the best business books by NPR, Inc. Magazine and the Wall Street Journal, remained on the New York Times list for 27 weeks and is now being translated into its 20th language. Delivering Happiness has evolved from a book to a bus tour, and now a company and global happiness movement represented by people from 110 countries.
Other than being a CEO, Jenn Lim is also a lauded keynote speaker. True to the title, Jenn’s Delivering Happiness talks teaches people how to achieve long term happiness. Jenn inspires her audience with thought provoking questions like “If it’s not money, title, status that matters…what does?”.