Have you ever heard of Blake Mycoskie? He is the founder of Toms.com which has a very interesting story. After traveling to Argentina and seeing firsthand the need for shoes in some of the more impoverished areas, Blake created a business to serve that need. He created a company that sells shoes and for each pair sold another pair is given to a child in need in a foreign country. This type of business model is called social entrepreneurship which is seeing new examples crop up from resourceful and passionate entrepreneurs from all corners of the globe. Do you have an idea that could make good use of this model? Now is the time. There has never been a better time than now to do work that matters.
- Sole Man Blake Mycoskie – WSJ.com (huffingtonpost.com)
- Toms Shoes Gets Luxurious (fabsugar.com)
- Stylish Inspiration: TOMS, ‘One for One’ Philosophy (fillthepot.wordpress.com)
- Seeing Is Believing (casuallyspeaking.wordpress.com)