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In 2009 it hit $1bn in an­nual sales up from $1.6m in 2000, and reached its other longterm goal, de­but­ing at No 23 on For­tune’s Top 100 Com­pa­nies to Work For. And while Zap­pos will still pay new re­cruits to quit, in 2010 Hsieh re­vealed that the com­pany hadn’t made a pay­ment like that in close to a year. Peo­ple aren’t quick to leave Zap­pos once they get in the door.

In­ter­est­ingly, de­spite the strong busi­ness case for paying peo­ple to quit, there don’t seem to be other com­pa­nies be­sides Zap­pos do­ing it. Looks like we have some big shoes to fill (no pun in­tended)…

Co­lette Sy­manowitz is Founder/MD of www.MBA­con­, a so­cial net­work ex­clu­sively for MBAs from all busi­ness schools in South Africa and world­wide. To join, go to www.MBA­con­

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