What Inspires Most?

What Inspires Most?

If you've heard me talk about branding, you know I'm a fan of the bold moves Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh, has made to "capture the mindshare" of his customers while creating a mind blowing culture for his employees. Now he's turned his particular style of innovation (and leadership) to renovating downtown Las Vegas – innocuously inspiring others to jump on board. With typical humility, he says he's just one of many responsible for the impending renaissance of the gaming capital. He could be on to something. Following the leader they admire, Hsieh’s employees are donating countless hours and ideas into helping see this vision through – focusing mainly on reviving the arts and educational aspects of the area. What’s particularly fascinating is that the enthusiasm seems to extend well beyond just those who work for him. City hall officials love him. Business owners happily await his arrival. Residents see renewed hope in the possible rebirth of their beloved downtown Las Vegas. Hope is everywhere.

So, what do you think? Is it the vision of one or the energy of many that makes things happen? Weigh in here...