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Start Something That Matters Audiobook

Start Something That Matters

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Publisher's Summary

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 make a difference in the world—through your own start-up business, a nonprofit organization, or a new project that you create within your current job.
  • You want to love your work, work for what you love, and have a positive impact on the world—all at the same time.
  • You’re inspired by charity: water, method, and FEED Projects, and want to learn how these organizations got their start.
  • You’re curious about how someone who never made a pair of shoes, attended fashion school, or worked in retail created one of the fastest-growing footwear companies in the world by giving shoes away.
  • You’re looking for a new model of success to share with your children, students, co-workers, and members of your community.

You’re ready to start something that matters.

©2011 Blake Mycoskie (P)2011 Random House

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    Paty 11-29-15
    Paty 11-29-15 Member Since 2016
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    "If you're having doubts, ignore them."

    This book will move you from the beginning. Blake provides stories, tips and advice from his life experience & his experience in running TOMS. This is a must have! Seriously, buy it, read it, listen to it. You won't regret it.

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    Smiball Cincinnati, OH, United States 11-13-15
    Smiball Cincinnati, OH, United States 11-13-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Boring"

    My daughter had to read this book for school. I typically read these assignments because I'm interested in what she is learning and so we can discuss the book. I can see how parts of it were relevant moral teachings, but it was really a book to help you think through starting a business which absolutely bored me. The fact that Blake was the narrator made it worse because it was a bunch of I did this and I did thats which got very old.

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    Cali4niachef Delaware 09-13-15
    Cali4niachef Delaware 09-13-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Inspiring!"

    I loved hearing from Blake about his start up and how he operates his business. Fantastic!

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    Hannah 09-11-15
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    "The Book that I Cried All Through"

    Thank you Blake for sharing & for this amazing book! I found myself in tears a lot of the time through the book as I heard of how you and others had changed and impacted people's lives. I felt inspired and am looking forward to starting something that matters.

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    David Ruger 08-21-15
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    "My Man Speaks Truth!"

    He knows what he's saying and communicates truth. This is a MUST read! Love it!

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    Joseph 07-29-15
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    Best book ever! I'm going to re listen straight away.... Working on my idea now at the same time!

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    Sam 04-21-15
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    one of the most likely to be a book, in this recent years. overall the best.

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    szeyong 03-31-15
    szeyong 03-31-15
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    "Inspirational!"

    Thank you Blake for such an inspirational sharing of your heartbeat and valuable tips in starting something that matters. Awesome!

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    Jennifer Lynn Schwert 02-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Creating a story."

    I am preparing to launch a company and planned to donate a percent of profits to charity from the first day. Now, this book has inspired me to do more than just donate money. My product is not a direct one for one type of product, but I'm sure I can figure out an amazing way to touch lives.

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    yanjeliz perez 02-19-15
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    "great book"

    I love this book. I recommend it to everyone. I definitely learned a lot about business and life in general, from this book.

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