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Start Something That Matters | [Blake Mycoskie]

Start Something That Matters

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.
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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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    I really enjoyed this book, narrated by the author himself. It was down to earth and encouraging.

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    "Highly inspirational book"

    If you are looking for that extra push toward starting your own business or charity, this is it. Blake combines his own experience as well as the experiences of people he got in touch over the years and tells the story of YOU. You as someone who is capable to succeed regardless of obstacles. He inspires readers and gives them "YES you CAN" attitude, highlighting importance of the story behind whatever you might be doing.

    Overall I enjoyed this book very much and I'm highly recommending it to the others who are looking to start they own venture while doing a greater good.

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    Jose ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, United States 02-06-13
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    "This book matters"
    What did you love best about Start Something That Matters?

    I enjoyed the story and was inspired to start a master mind group and start something that matters.


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    Omar USA 12-21-12
    Omar USA 12-21-12 Member Since 2011

    I love psychology, brain science, marketing, business start up books and some fiction.

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    May be I was looking for the wrong thing, but I was waiting for some insights and lessons fro the guy who started this sensational business, didn't find any though!

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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The content could be summarized.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Start Something That Matters?

    The author's story of how he started his shoe company.


    What three words best describe Blake Mycoskie’s voice?

    Highly innovative person


    What did you take away from Start Something That Matters that you can apply to your work?

    Let your work be something that inspires you to contribute,


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    Brandon Scottsdale, Az, United States 04-09-12
    Brandon Scottsdale, Az, United States 04-09-12 Member Since 2012
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    What did you love best about Start Something That Matters?

    Entertaining and insightful


    Who was your favorite character and why?

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    How could the performance have been better?

    iPhone app has asked me to re-download book several times.


    What did you learn from Start Something That Matters that you would use in your daily life?

    Everyone has fear, recognize this and deal with it.


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    Wayne Picton, ON, Canada 12-21-11
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    "A book that matters"
    Would you listen to Start Something That Matters again? Why?

    Blake I believe has captured what the new entrepreneur wants to leave a lasting legacy and build a business that matters


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Blake dream is fulfilled and he delivers the shoes to the children. He fully realizes the difference he is making


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