Love your work, work for what you love, and change the world—all at the same time.
What matters most to you? Should you focus on earning a living, pursuing your passions, or devoting yourself to the causes that inspire you? The surprising truth is that you don’t have to choose—and that you’ll find more success if you don’t.
That’s the breakthrough message of the TOMS One for One movement. You don’t have to be rich to give back, and you don’t have to retire to spend every day doing what you love. You can find profit, passion, and meaning all at once—right now.
In Start Something That Matters, Blake Mycoskie tells the story of TOMS, one of the fastest-growing shoe companies in the world, and combines it with lessons learned from other innovative organizations such as Method Products, charity: water, FEED Projects, and TerraCycle. Blake presents the six simple keys for creating or transforming your own life and business, from discovering your core story to being resourceful without resources; from overcoming fear and doubt to incorporating giving into every aspect of your life. No matter what kind of change you’re considering, Start Something That Matters gives you the stories, ideas, and practical tips that can help you get started.
Why this book is for you:
You’re ready to start something that matters.
©2011 Blake Mycoskie (P)2011 Random House
This audiobook would have been much more riveting if it was read by a professional reader and not the author. I was distracted by the dull slowness and mispronunciation of some words.
Also, I would have preferred to see it in the autobiography section rather than the business section. Not to sure there is very much business advice but more of a nice story of how one person is trying to make a difference.
I loved that the book is personal; that it's not just a bunch of data compiled by the author, but that there's names and people, and interactions behind the stories. It makes it much easier to accept and believe, that I too, can start something that matters. Great read.
I have been struggling with what I want to do with my life and if I should venture out and start my own business or stay with the current menial job that is safe. Yo have given me a new perspective on how to look at my situation. thank you for taking the time to share your story.
This book is informative, inspiring, and motivating. The author is well written and provides examples from his own experience (TOMS Shoes) and that of other entrepreneurs. Would recommend!
Great book, it changes your mentality for business. It makes you things beyond profits and numbers
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