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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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    shanta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 02-02-12
    shanta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 02-02-12
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    "Nice story, slow listening"
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    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.

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    Benjamin Mois 08-01-17
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    "A Great Entrepreneurial read!"

    This book was Very interesting, and is filled with Great stories, information and many other Useful things. It was also nice to hear Blake reading it to me! I'm sure I will be listening to this again in the future and will definitely be sharing it with family and friends. :)

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    Jordan Anthony Swain 06-13-17
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    "This is my fourth time reading this book."

    Thank You Blake for writing this book. It is such a beautiful reminder of the power of humanity our power to impact change in the world and our power and responsibility as human beings to make life better not only for ourselves but those in our communities and around the world. it's incredibly infective to read this book and know that the author Blake Mycoskie is the one narrating it which makes it that much more potent. I highly recommend this book to any entrepreneur startup, business leaders, non for profit organizations or social entrepreneur looking to find their way amongst the noise of capitalistic business building.

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    Oran 04-29-17
    Oran 04-29-17
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    "Nice idea generally. Shallow story and narrative."

    Blake must be a wonderful person, but the narrative by him was really 'dry'. The general idea is great, but the content around it was shallow and repeated itself.

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    michael 04-09-17
    michael 04-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Expected more"

    It is a good book but I felt like it was too similar to other books I've read. So I was expecting more.

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    IndyMATT Indianapolis, IN 03-26-17
    IndyMATT Indianapolis, IN 03-26-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Great book"

    Inspiring and informative, exactly what I hoped for. Recommended for anyone thinking of starting something.

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    Caron Roodt 02-27-17
    Caron Roodt 02-27-17
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    "Excellent food for a bigger story"

    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.

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    Amazon Customer 02-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Inspiring"

    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.

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    Erin 02-03-17
    Erin 02-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Inspiring & Motivating"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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!


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    Bradley 01-09-17
    Bradley 01-09-17
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    "Meaningful"

    This book is very meaningful to children all around the world. I have two pairs of Tom's and love them.

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