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  • Posted February 4, 2013

    One of the best business books I've read

    As a photographer who is looking to take her craft full-time but also give back, this book was just what I needed to read. Blake not only shares what he has learned through the journey of building the TOMS brand and company but also what others who have similar business models have learned to help others who want to build businesses that are not only for profit but also help others. Great tool! I will definitely be reading it again :)

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  • Posted April 6, 2012

    A Book that Makes Us Feel Good about Younger Americans

    Start Something That Matters Blake Mycoskie ©2011, Chief Shoe Giver, TOMS Random House Publishing Group, NY ISBN 978-1-4000-6918-7 (eBook 978-0-679-60352-8) 185 pp. (Hdbk) While visiting Argentina, the author notices simple shoes many natives wear. He decides to adapt the style to American markets and starts his own business. As part of his business model he vows that for every pair he sells he’ll give a pair of free shoes to a child in a third world country. How he and a few helpers begin producing his TOMS shoes in a small apartment in California is a story of persistence, follies and successes told with humor and a good-natured tone. The author challenges others to follow his lead and start a business not only for profit but to change the world. An admirable, quick-to-read account of an admirable young man, one worth learning from and copying.

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