About the Book (adapted from http://www.startsomethingthatmatters.com )
In Start Something That Matters, Mycoskie describes other social entrepreneurs who have capitalized on their passions to create meaningful businesses and organizations. Some of the interviews include Tony Hseih, founder of Zappos; Scott Harrison, founder of charity:water and Lauren Bush, founder of FEED Projects. Mycoskie writes about his successes and tips to help and inspire prospective entrepreneurs.
Consistent with the TOMS philosophy, with every book that is purchased, a new children’s book will be given to a child in need through FirstBook.org. TOMS and Blake Mycoskie also dedicate 50% of the book’s proceeds to entrepreneurial grants to help others start something that matters.
We encourage you to visit http://startsomethingthatmatters.com for additional information, updated news, and more.
“I love it when an individual and book inspires me to become a better person, entrepreneur and community leader. Thank you Blake for allowing us to enter into your world and to be part of the journey!! A true inspiration which I will share with my entire family and organization”- Ido Leffler, Co-Founder, Chief Carrot Lover, Yes To Inc (Yes To Carrots)
“A creative and open-hearted business model for our times.”—The Wall Street Journal
“With TOMS, Blake opened the door to a hybrid of philanthropy and capitalism, matching the values of the business with the values of its consumers. People who buy a pair and give a pair of shoes to those in need are no longer just customers, they’re now stakeholders in something that’s bigger than them. Perhaps it’s time for all of us to do something that matters, to do something that helps us realize our dreams while investing in the dreams of others.” -Brian Solis, Digital Analyst, Author of The End of Business as Usual and Engage!
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