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
Traveler. Artist. Dreamer.
This is the story of how TOMS (the shoe company with a purpose) got its start and how it is run. Truly an interesting story with some examples of how other companies with a purpose got started. This is not a how to guide, rather, it is Blake's story. The narration was not the best. I was just being read, without feeling or emotion (think back to reading aloud in school). Which was kind of a bummer for an inspiring book.
I learned so much and was deeply inspired by the story
That doing good can still be a good business model
The fact that encourages you to not give up and to help others
Do something that matters and give back.
I purchased this book after reading some other reviews. I was not disappointed at all! In fact, I have listened to it twice now. Blake's story made me want to go out and do
This was the first time I listened to anything by Blake.
That if you do something to better society, it would be well worth the time and effort...and could make you a healthy income as well.
Marketing Manager @Auctelia & co-founder @CafeNlg. #Marketing #Communication #Advertising #Tech
Blake Mycoskie relates his own story of TOMS Shoes (based in Santa Monica). The idea behind his company is: you buy a pair of shoes and a new pair will be donated to a child in need of shoes. What I hold through is the art of his storytelling: he has been capable to deliver the power to his customers to spread his message.
However I think that out of the 5 hours of listening, only the half got my attention 'cause the rest was not especially linked to his story- like business cases you've already heard a thousand times before. Despite this, Blake is passionate, down to earth and he never gives up so only for this, he deserves to be listened to at least once.
I could not stop listening ! Thank you Blake for letting us know your story !
Blakes Mom , Because without her we would not have Blake !
That you can still make money while helping other people in a very powerful way !
Everyone must read this book .
The five secrets you must discover before you die.
By John Izzo
Reminded me to be true to myself.
I LOVE this audio book. This is the most inspiring story I have heard in a long time and has spurred some amazing changes in my business. Blake is an amazing dude and I love his narration as well.
Can not recommend this audio. I respect that he was able to make a profit while helping kids who really need shoes, and found his story very compelling. Unfortunately, he waters down his message by going into how to succeed in business. Do I really need to read how to unclutter my workspace from this book? What bothered me the most was that he was just giving his opinions on business practices, but presented them as if they were best practices just because that???s what he did. While there was some good content like his story and the section on freebies, overall it felt drawn out and preachy in parts.
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