Sunday 15 July 2012

Start Something That Matters

A few days ago, went to the a bookstore warehouse sales (I like to read physical book more than the online book), one book that particularly caught my eyes is called "Start Something That Matters" and I am happy that I grabbed it then. 

I am still half way through the book now but find it very interesting and meaningful. It is a book by Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS (one of the fastest growing shoe companies in the world) about his dream and how he fulfilled his dream of giving by mixing his entrepreneurship experience and charity spirit. TOMS was started with an idea of giving by selling (shoes in this case for the underprivileged kids in Argentina). The powerful message is One For One Movement i.e. TOMS' business model looks like this: "with every pair of shoe you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shows to a child in need".  

It is definitely one of the top inspirational books that I've read this year. It encourages everyone to make a difference in other people's lives by starting something that matters and I liked the powerful catchphrase that read "You don't have to be rich to give back!".

For more details of the book, click on Start Something That Matters

By the way, TOMS is actually the abbreviation of Tomorrow's Shoes! Thus, it's not only a name, but a mission, a vision and a dream of a wonderful man.  


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