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Top 9 Signs You're at a Gay Wedding

Greg White | Posted 07.22.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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.

Charity Profiteering: Make Sure Your Gift Really Gives Back

Jacqueline Herrera | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Herrera

You don't really need that pair of Yves Saint Laurent gloves, but you did buy a bunch of presents for everyone else, and then you notice the sale is benefiting the Philippine Typhoon victims. Well, this purchase would totally elevate you to Pope status, and you don't even hesitate to click.

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. ...

Gabriela Aoun

Move Over Toms: This Shoe Company Is Doing Everything Right

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green

In 2004, San Francisco-based Kyle Parsons went to Bali on a surf trip and bought a pair of sandals that used repurposed motorbike tires for a sole. He...

Are These Boots The Next Uggs?

Posted 10.18.2013 | Style

If you're in the market for new winter boots and you want something that kind of looks like UGGs but not really, you're in luck: TOMS now sells boots....

The Big (Ain't Always) Easy

Zachary Dominitz | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Zachary Dominitz

The meaning of 'social good,' a lot like the Occupy movement, varies greatly depending on your perspective.

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.

Reach Millennials Through Storytelling for Good

David All | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
David All

The Millennial Generation, or "Millennials," is the largest, most connected, and most globally-aware generation in the United States. At nearly 80 mil...

WATCH: Wedding Wears TOMS to Benefit Less Fortunate

HooplaHa | Posted 09.14.2013 | Weddings
HooplaHa

When Emily and Matt decided to get married, they wanted to do more than just have a wedding. On a day where all eyes are on the bride and groom, this ...

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...

4 Fun Ways to Give Back While Spending (PHOTOS)

Chrissy Denihan O'Donovan | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Chrissy Denihan O'Donovan

Today more than 83 percent of Americans wish brands would support causes and companies are responding, making it easy and fun for all to get involved ...