A curious little story in the New York Times today about the great job Tony Hsieh is doing reinventing downtown Las Vegas, and how Holocracy will revolutionise Zappos.
If that sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the exact opposite of the story I wrote last week about how Hsieh’s Downtown Project has unequivically failed, and how Holcracy is sending Zappos employees running for the hills.
The Times story was written by David Gelles who is also author of “Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business from the Inside Out.” Gelles’ article mentions Pando’s reporting on Hsieh and Holocracy but for some reason fails to include a link.
If I were a cynic, I’d think Hsieh’s PR handlers were playing their usual game of reacting to bad press by convincing a friendly reporter to write a puff piece repeating his “vision” for the future, unincumbered by actual facts…
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