Reluctant Reviewer Won Over by Blake Mycoskie

Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie, author and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS Shoes, was recently featured in The Wall Street Journal review, “Doing Good by Shoeing Well.” The article highlights how Mycoskie cobbled together a for-profit enterprise that has donated footwear to a million poor people around the world, but it also reveals how the hesitant reviewer was ultimately won over by the book.

“So I was ready to be irritated by ‘Start Something That Matters,’ and the book does include a fair amount of gushy do-goodism. By the end, though, I was sold. Mr. Mycoskie tells a convincing and lively story.”

To read the full article in the WSJ, click here.

In Start Something That Matters, Mycoskie tells the story of TOMS, short for “Tomorrow’s Shoes,” 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.

Mycoskie 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 readers the stories, ideas, and practical tips that can help them get started.

We just received two brand new finished copies of Start Something That Matters hot off the press. Be the first to leave us a comment here letting us know what matters to you, or why this title might pertain to your classroom in particular, and you could receive a free copy!

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