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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 us as an advisor and investor, and eventually became CEO, where he helped us grow from almost no sales to over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales annually, while simultaneously making Fortune magazines annual Best Companies to Work For list. In November 2009, Zappos.com, Inc. was acquired by Amazon.com in a deal valued at $1.2 billion on the day of closing. His first book, "Delivering Happiness", was published on June 7, 2010, and outlines his path from starting a worm farm to life at Zappos. 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. Most recently in October 2011, Tony was interviewed by Barbara Walters when she interviewed self-made super rich entrepreneurs. The piece included a visit to the headquarters of Zappos.com that was dubbed what "might just be the wackiest workplace in America." In addition to his responsibilities as CEO of Zappos.com, Tony is leading the "Downtown Project", a group committed to transforming downtown Las Vegas into the most community-focused large city in the world. This transformation includes the coordination of the Fall 2013 relocation of Zappos.com offices from Henderson, Nevada to downtown Las Vegas.
Allen Saakyan is a polymath, empath, and science communicator. He hosts and produces Eureka! Science Comedy shows and Worlds Fair future festivals. Allen mentors entrepreneurs and presents profoundly enlightening talks across universities and corporations across topics like Spacetime, Evolution, Consciousness, Machine Intelligence, and Simulation Theory. Allen is also an energizing emcee, interviewer, and moderator who helps people breakthrough to their peak performance.
David J. Theroux is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Institute and Publisher of The Independent Review. He received his B.S., A.B., and M.S. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. He is a Juror for the 2017 Brock International Prize in Education, and books produced by Mr. Theroux have been the recipients of the Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize, Templeton Freedom Award, two Mencken Awards for Best Book, seven Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Awards for Best Book, two Benjamin Franklin Awards, four Independent Publisher Book Awards, Peter Shaw Memorial Award, and three Choice Magazine Awards for Outstanding Book. He is Founder and President of the C.S. Lewis Society of California, and he was founding Vice President and Director of Academic Affairs for the Cato Institute and founding President of the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy.
Founder of Blockchain News, CryptoAsset Design Group, and Blockchain Partners Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive & entrepreneur who has guest lectured on innovation at MIT Media Lab, Oxford University, & the University of Koln, sat on media convergence panel at EU Digital Assembly in Brussels & run innovation workshops with companies such like BBC, ABC, CBC, NPO, RTL (DE & NL), Eurosport, NBCU, C4, ITV, Liberty Global, Seven Australia, ENGIE & others.
3 social media hackers come to show us how to grow our business when it comes to social media like instagram, twitter, and facebook
Jack Saba leads the panel about today's and future use of blockchain. Panel includes: Elizabeth Stark (Lightning Network) Jonathan Chester (Bitwage) Neeraj Srivastava (San Francisco Stock Exchange) Kat Kuzmeskas (Simply Vital Health)