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 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.
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.
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.
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.
I enjoyed listening to Blake Mycoskie detail his story and how he came about TOMS. Its a story of how Blake formed the company TOMS, it's also about giving back. Sure there are companies out there who do this, yet are they as passionate at Blake? It's a good read and one that will give one food for thought.
"Makes me want to meet Blake."
For a social shoe entrepreneur like me, this a must read that lives up to all expectations. Time to buy some Toms.
"What an inspirational story"
I am a true TOMS fan after listening to this audiobook. Great insights to starting a business that matters and very well narrated.
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