I am standing in Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's apartment in downtown Las Vegas. He's not here. A housekeeper is here. And a dozen strangers are here, taking a tour of the Downtown Project, Hsieh's urban renaissance initiative. A "tour" which, for the most part, takes place right here, in Tony Hsieh's apartment.
Hsieh's apartment is actually three units linked together at the luxury high-rise The Odgen (the same place that the Downtown Project has housed me this week—which makes us... neighbors?). Whether or not Hsieh actually lives here or not, the space is set-dressed impeccably as a tech billionaire's pad. Razr scooters, check. Oversized beanbags, check. Burning Man memorabilia, check. Post-Its everywhere, check. Tread-desk, check.