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Blake Mycoskie

People: Has the Message Finally Become Mainstream?

Eduardo P. Braun | Posted 11.14.2014 | Business
Eduardo P. Braun

The World Business Forum New York is a fantastic event. Gathering of thinkers and doers from all over the world, it is the pulse of business; it captures -and sets-- the business trends.

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...

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...

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.

WATCH: TOMS CEO Responds To Big Criticism

Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 11.14.2013 | Small Business

Toms Shoes' "buy one give one" model -- a pair of shoes is donated with each purchase -- was instrumental to the company's success. But the practice ...

WATCH: TOMS CEO Responds To Criticism

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.14.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

TOMS CEO Blake Mycoskie joined HuffPost and responded to the criticism his "one-for-one" model has received. ...

On Student Discussion and Unemployment: Students Become What They Repeatedly Do

Mark W. Guay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

When hanging out the other day with my friends Pavlov and Aristotle, they got me thinking about what behaviors students regularly repeat through the years of schooling. They mentioned it might have something to do with those struggling with unemployment.

Is Your Brand A One-Night Stand?

Merry Carole Powers | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business
Merry Carole Powers

Relationships. There is nothing more valuable. Not in life. And certainly not in business. If you are a brand looking to build success, then it's essential that you be sure you know how to build a meaningful consumer relationship.

Inspiration vs. Manipulation

Merry Carole Powers | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Merry Carole Powers

When you stand for something, you inspire. You take a stand for something, usually bigger than yourself, and people relate. It motivates rather than manipulates.

Spread Your Key Idea That Turns Your Life Into an Adventure

Kare Anderson | Posted 08.28.2013 | Books
Kare Anderson

In describing how we can "build influence in a world of competing ideas," Butman suggests that we look for "iconic moments," even from childhood, where an insight grabbed hold of you and persists in your thoughts.

Kim Bhasin

TOMS Founder Addresses The Haters

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 07.05.2013 | Small Business

For a company that gives millions of pairs of shoes to the needy each year, TOMS ends up receiving a startlingly heavy amount of criticism. The mos...

Kim Bhasin

TOMS Founder's New Promise

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business

TOMS founder and chief shoe-giver Blake Mycoskie is making a lofty promise to both customers and critics: By the end of 2015, TOMS will produce one-th...

How We Can End Abject Poverty Instantly

Peter Walters | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Peter Walters

Today, skip the Starbucks coffee (it's burnt anyway) and put your dollars towards a cause that you believe in -- because to impart real, meaningful change in the world, people will need to believe that the underlying causes of poverty are solvable. I do.

'I'm Going Barefoot Because'...Submit Your Photos For One Day Without Shoes

Posted 04.10.2012 | Impact

For many, going barefoot isn't a choice. That's why TOMS Shoes, a one-for-one company that delivers shoes to children in need around the world, ma...

Bare Your Soles!

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.10.2012 | Black Voices

Free your toes today in support of TOMS "One Day Without Shoes!" Now in its fifth year "One Day Without Shoes" encourages people around the world t...

An Evolved Take on Psychology, Brands and Poverty

Auren Kaplan | Posted 03.17.2012 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

I want people to understand how they are exactly the same as the person in the slum. In that uniquely human way, they are no better and no worse than them -- they are the same.

Jessica Prois

TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie Introduces One-For-One Book-Giving Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 11.16.2011 | Impact

For the disillusioned office worker who's realized cubicle life won't cut it, this book's for you. Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS, released his firs...

The Olsen Twins Bring a Little Luxury to TOMS

The Huffington Post | Brooke Bobb | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Earlier this year, TOMS and The Row announced that they would be joining forces to collaborate on a limited edition line of shoes and this wee...

Why I'm Speaking At Willow Creek Church

Blake Mycoskie | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
Blake Mycoskie

In light of recent events, I think it is important that I clarify TOMS' position with regard to my speaking engagements in advance of my upcoming appearance at Willow Creek Church.

Redefining Hate: Pro-Gay Activists Should Reconsider Rhetoric

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 10.22.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Merritt

We live in a world that glorifies tolerance. So it's ironic that those who often champion tolerance are quick to abandon it when they encounter people who disagree with their perspectives.

Rod Kurtz

You've Got... Black Mycoskie, TOMS Shoes

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.12.2011 | Small Business

Blake Mycoskie, found and chief shoe giver at TOMS Shoes, explains why he's going barefoot for One Day Without Shoes and why you should, too. The ...

Corporation Culture Wars

Posted 09.13.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service (RNS) When you buy a pair of shoes, a spicy chicken sandwich, or a gym membership, does that mean you en...

Tom's Shoes Founder Steps On Gay Toes

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 09.12.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

Public scrutiny is tough business. My hope for Blake and for the rest of us, is that we turn our missteps into opportunities to inform and educate and advocate for justice and peace.