As you may or may not know, Panasonic recently invited me to be their guest this year at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  I saw a ton of cool electronics, but this is not a blog post about that.

I took the opportunity to schedule an interview with Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh for my film Life In Perpetual Beta. (I used the HD camera Panasonic gifted me, OMG, wait till you see that interview – beautiful!) And with the interview I got a tour of the Zappos office… and the Zappos office… it’s a little like that dream as a kid where you wake up and toys are falling from the ceiling. The place is fun and alive, and empowering.  We played in the hallways, had a duel, made announcements to the staff and generally had a great time, because we felt included, invited.  When was the last time you felt that in a cubical setting?

They even have a resident life coach. How about that?  Just in case you want someone to help you untangle your intentions, he is there for you, with a variety or crowns and tiaras for you to put upon your lil’ worthwhile head.

It’s a rare occasion that one immediately feels included, wanted and valued in a group situation, where everyone’s voice matters, even an outsider’s voice. This was one of those rare occasions.

And now to include you – Because I have this extra copy of Wikinomics with a Zappos sticker inside the front cover you see, and it’s special. Very special.

So, Wikinomics.

Do you want me to mail it to you?

With a personal note from me?

And a batch of cookies I just baked?

Maybe some confetti?

If yes, leave me a comment, I’ll pick a winner at random early on Monday morning, make you some cookies, write you a heartfelt letter that afternoon, and send you a little package of love via the USPS before 5pm CST Monday night.

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  1. jennydecki
    jennydecki says:

    Mmmmm cookies and books on collaboration. Sounds like a picnic waiting to happen. Of course, the picnic can only happen in my mind in Chicago in January, but you know what, my intention is picnic and even if that happens in my living room while I taunt my children with cookies (I mean share) and read to them very-smart-people books so they can grow up right…well…I’ll be thanking you all the while. 🙂

  2. Michael Kelley
    Michael Kelley says:

    A book, a note, some cookies, AND confetti? That’s my sort of stuff!

  3. Paul Michaels
    Paul Michaels says:

    Sounds great to me. Sign me up! I want a “very-smart-people book” with all the extras.

  4. andrew
    andrew says:

    I promise not to use the book (or cookies) to save my freshly shoveled parking spot – the confetti however might add just the festive spirit to my broken deck chair 🙂

    Beggers can’t be choosers but you sure can’t go wrong with chocolate chip!

    What’s the picture of the bookshelves all about?

  5. steve garfield
    steve garfield says:

    Mmm. Cookies. Many times I tell friends who bring chocolate chip cookies to the house that I love them, and they always say something like, “Oh those, I just made them off the recipe on the package.” I don’t think it’s true because some are flat and some are fluffy. Does adding a little milk make them fluffy?

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