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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,595 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Blake Mycoskie Narrator: Blake Mycoskie Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 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 such other innovative organizations as method, 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Aja Marsh | 2/18/2014

    " This was a nice quick, inspiring read that gives good food for thought on how to turn your ideas, interests, passions, and skills into activities that also do good. One person can make a difference-- this I know for sure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amy Nicole | 2/18/2014

    " This was the book I didn't know I was waiting for.. and I think it just may have changed my life. I feel more motivated about my business ideas than ever before, and my "big dreams" actually seem accomplishable. ... Such a great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Hannah | 2/14/2014

    " Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie tells the story of TOMS, a shoe company with the motto of "One for One". Mycoskie reflects this motto with the result of whenever someone buys a pair of TOMS shoes, another pair will be given to a child who does not have shoes. Along with this short synopsis of TOMS, Mycoskie exhibits the six simple steps he used to start TOMS. He also says that those steps are steps that many other organizations, businesses and regular people have used to start something that matters. Overall I thought the book was very inspiring and straightforward. It thoroughly grasped the concept of starting something that matters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Spencer | 2/14/2014

    " I received this book with my last purchase of TOMS shoes. I've been a TOMS fan for a few years now. I absolutely love the shoes, and I loved reading about how Blake came up with the idea and executed it. While not necessarily a permanent solution to world poverty, TOMS is definitely a step in the right direction. Very inspiring book, goes recommended to anyone who has ever wanted to make a difference in the world. "

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