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How a Pair of Flimsy, Old TOMS Taught Me a Lesson about Luxury

Jennifer Legra | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Legra

As I was walking past one of the Haitian workers here in Santo Domingo, I looked down and noticed his shoes. There wasn't anything too strange about his TOMS shoe except that there was just one. Yeah, one.

We Create Harmony: The Brand and Campaign That Kickstarts Careers

Sara Lee Bentley | Posted 06.30.2015 | Style
Sara Lee Bentley

One of the toughest obstacles new designers face is how to successfully market their label so that it produces a sustainable profit, allowing them to survive in the saturated marketplace.

TOMS Founder Explains Why Dads Need Paternity Leave

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.25.2015 | Parents

In May 2015, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie made waves when he wrote about his decision to take 12 weeks of paternity leave in Glamour. "It's an exper...

Instagram Users Went #WithoutShoes This Month And Gave 265,000 Pairs To Kids In Need

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact

Showing off your bare feet might not be the most glamorous trend on Instagram, but you might be able to argue it's the most impactful. Hundreds of ...

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Toms Shoes' Philanthropic Struggles And Comebacks

www.forbes.com | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact

Millennials are on track to spend $200 billion per year starting in 2017. One of the many things that sets this generation apart is its insistence tha...

Corporate Influence & Transforming From a World Created for the Non-Living

Mark Chasan | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
Mark Chasan

There is hope that we can create a thriving, healthy and abundant world, but we have to do more than hope. We must take action to transform from the inside-out (personal change), ground-up (infrastructure, built environment and supply-chain) and top-down (government, corporations and regulatory environment).

On a Giving Trip With TOMS

Mark W. Guay | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

I stood up, my shirt sticking to my chest from sweat, and thought of my students in New York who had their first snowfall that morning. As their teacher, I wished they were here with me and could experience this. Just one day in my shoes would teach them more than a textbook could in a year.

Fashion and Philanthropy

Sara Lee Bentley | Posted 03.15.2015 | Style
Sara Lee Bentley

Customers want to feel that they are making a positive difference in the world. Giving a gift that "gives" even more than the actual item makes both the gift's giver and receiver feel a part of something greater.

Why Sustainable Engagement Is Built on Purpose

Karin Volo | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business
Karin Volo

Engagement seems to be the latest corporate "buzz word" -- but is it really? Or have we come to understand the significance of having employees that truly love their jobs?

The Secret to Winning the Race for Talent: Purpose Is So Much More Than a Paycheck

Karin Volo | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Karin Volo

You've probably heard the term "war on talent." People in human resources have been talking about it for a decade. Well, that time is really here now. However, I'd like to challenge us to change the vocabulary around this. War has such a negative connotation.

Bain Capital Just Bought A 50 Percent Stake In TOMS Shoes

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - Private equity firm Bain Capital LLC has agreed to acquire a 50 percent stake in TOMS Shoes Inc in a deal that values the company, which m...

Social Entrepreneurs Need to Think Beyond the Business

Hila Mehr | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Hila Mehr

Social enterprises can become easily distracted building and managing their business instead of focusing on the problem they are trying to solve -- even if the solution involves running a healthy business.

Top 9 Signs You're at a Gay Wedding

Greg White | Posted 09.21.2014 | Comedy
Greg White

It's wedding season! Time to roll the dice down the aisle. Will this be the couple that lasts longer than a pair of TOMS shoes? Are the guests all in ...

8 Things Entrepreneurial People Do Differently

The Huffington Post | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Small Business

Entrepreneurship goes beyond Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and Garrett Camp, and it embodies something bigger than Twitter and WhatsApp. Entrepreneurshi...

Discovering Your Purpose

Karin Volo | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Karin Volo

Discovering your purpose is probably the most important work you'll do in your life and career. The same holds true for discovering a company purpose. It is essential to know why you do what you do.

TOMS and Warby Parker Aren't the Only Buzzworthy Brands

Joah Spearman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Style
Joah Spearman

The success stories of both TOMS and Warby Parker have been written and written again, but there are two companies in their shadows that deserve your ...

Putting Poverty Alleviation in the Hands of the Impoverished

Martin Burt | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Martin Burt

The fact remains that one out of every four Paraguayans are still living in poverty and that economic growth has not "trickled down" to the poorest members of the society.

The Seventh Annual "One Day Without Shoes" Is Upon Us

Blake Mycoskie | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Blake Mycoskie

It always makes us stop and remember where it all began, and reminds us to continue to spread the word about the importance of shoes for children.

Why This Entrepreneur Finds Success Through Giving

Posted 03.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie was thrilled when he realized the difference a pair of shoes could make in a disadvantaged kids life, but it was the tempo...

How I Turned Wrecked Shoes Into Cool Sandals

Paige McKenzie | Posted 05.21.2014 | Teen
Paige McKenzie

When my beloved TOMS started to show a little too much love, I knew their end was near. But wait! What if they could be saved?! I grabbed some tools and my camera and documented their journey from wrecked TOMS to cool, hipster sandals.

Why Giving Matters in Business

Karin Volo | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Karin Volo

So what's happening to make such radical changes in the way we do business? People want a bigger purpose now -- for themselves and for what they choose to support.

Q&A With Blake Mycoskie, Founder of TOMS

Quora | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora. Answers by Blake Mycoskie, Chief Shoe Giver, Founder of TOMS Q: What is the mission of TOMS?A: While...

Lessons on Building a Social Enterprise From the First Buy-One-Give-One Food Company

Peter Walters | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Peter Walters

It pays to give. TOMs has given over 10 million pairs of shoes; SoapBox Soaps has provided over 20,000 children with vitamin supplements for a year; W...

TOMS Gives Haiti a Leg (and a Shoe) Up

Natalie Pace | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
Natalie Pace

Blake Mycoskie is casual, a bit scruffy, but can hit a camera mark and deliver his company's message in 30 seconds on the nose, like a suited up CEO. He's got a laidback surfer vibe, but speaks with the precision of a fine-tuned press release.

Wouldn't You Prefer Your Bouquet Organic?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Small Business
Bill_Robinson

Further on up the road from delivering potted plants to Winn-Dixie, Robert McLaughlin can now feel proud that he's not only done it his way but also had a positive impact on the floral industry and real people on the farms of Central and South America.